In this day and age almost all households have two working parents. Most of us moms simply can’t stay home with our children simply because financially it doesn’t make sense. This has lead to lots of backlash on working moms and often times women will get passed over for jobs and promotions simply because they are a mother.
The perception is that we either A) don’t care about our children and only care about working, or B) we can’t possibly focus on work because we have a family to take care of. Obviously these things are both false but for some reason people seem to think we can’t have multiple responsibilities. Studies have shown that children of working moms emulate good work ethic and see their mother as an example of a hard worker. We are shaping the future working generation of America so it’s important we teach our children what it means to be a hard worker!
As working mothers we receive so much slack at work anytime there is some sort of situation where our children need us. Anytime we need to leave early, take time off, or take a call in the middle of the day just to deal with a situation related to our children, it becomes a reason to not give that woman a promotion or can turn into a write up. This can be an incredibly difficult situation to navigate for many working mothers and can be a cause of great stress.
There will always be judgemental people in the world and mothers seem to get the brunt of that judgement so it’s important to just do what you feel is best for your family. Don’t worry about how others perceive you and your decisions, we are all just doing our best for our children and family dynamic.
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