Thursday, February 12, 2009
We Should Have Right to Choose
I was reading a post on another forum from a mother who was heartbroken because her son was calling her daycare provider "mommy" and would run into her arms when she dropped him off in the morning and then didn't want to come home at night. She felt so guilty because she has to work and can't afford to stay at home. I have been both a working mom and a stay at home mom and my heart goes out to her. The majority of moms work because they can't afford to stay at home and some of these women are probably the breadwinners in the family. It has always been my opinion that mothers should be able to choose whether or not they want to stay at home with their preschool children. I feel that the government needs to pay mothers of preschoolers something for staying at home and that being a stay at home mom should be recognized as a career choice because in my experience, staying at home has been the hardest job I have ever done.