Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Food for thought for stay-at-home-moms (and all moms)

A friend posted this article on her Facebook the other day:

And I looooooooooved it. Every word. It is so beautiful and exactly captured my every thought and feeling. Here is one of my favorite quotes, but please read the whole thing:

"In this stage of life, you are dealing with guilt. Guilt over having a career, and not spending enough time with your kids, or guilt over staying home with your kids, and not doing enough to contribute financially. Guilt over being too harsh with your kids. Too lenient. Guilt that your house is clean, but your kids were ignored, or guilt that you enjoyed your children all day, and now your husband is coming home to filth. Guilt."

Also, another friend on Facebook posted this article from Huffington Post. Also very good:

Here is one of my favorite quotes:

"Marie Claire recently ran an article giving voice to women who have failed to get that. Mothers who regret their children having ever been born and genuinely think they might be living better, more meaningful, possibly more exciting lives without these extra humans dragging them down. They’re just sure their lives would be marked by career accolades and fancy travel destinations rather than midnight bed wettings and worn-thin yoga pants.
But we’re blaming the wrong group for the disappointment and the frustration. It’s not the kids who are at fault for 'ruining' their mother’s lives. You can instead thank a feminist movement that has failed women."

Continuation of a blessed Christmas week!

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