Today is an important one for me. What I’m going to share with you, I hope you take it to heart and pass it on to whomever may need it.
I read an article (from the Daily Mail, I believe it was) that brought to light the surprising statistic that millennials are actually more likely to take on traditional gender roles than the generation before them.
This made my heart so happy! I felt that if anything, the total opposite was going on with my generation. There’s a stigma around having babies “young” and around being a stay at home mom. They act as if it’s demeaning for women to stay at home with their babies.
People assume that you must be uneducated or lazy, and that you sit at home all day and spend your husbands money while not lifting a finger to do anything else.
Sure, that may be the case sometimes, BUT more often than not, it couldn’t be farther from the truth.
In fact, many stay at homes give up their careers that they worked so hard for, to be stay at home moms, because that’s what was best for their family.
They are some of the hardest working people I know. Most of the time they also work from home with some sort of side business to help support the family while raising the kids and tending the household.
It’s hard work! Sure cleaning the house in itself isn’t a difficult task (unless you’re me and have zero sense of time effective strategies and have the attention span of a squirrel) but when you add tiny humans to the mix, it just makes it ten times harder.
I know with being a stay at home mom comes guilt. Guilt that you’re not contributing money wise. Guilt that your husband is at work all day and you get to stay with the kids. But you shouldn’t feel that way.
What you do is invaluable. You can’t put a price on raising children!
Bottom line is, if being a stay at home mom is what’s best for you and your family, then do it. Don’t feel guilty. Don’t let people put you down. You are invaluable. Remember that. 💜