Every few years it seems as if the stay at home mom debate resurfaces.
Who is the better mother- the ‘stay at home mom’ or the ‘work outside the home mom’?
Believe me, the grass is always greener and with this debate there is no exception.
Many of our mothers urged us to get out of the house as they had wished they had that opportunity.
The Stay at Home Mom Debate
My choice was to stay at home and work from home while I raised my kids. I did many things to make money while being at home as well.
It worked for my family. If I had kept my full-time job outside the home as an RN, that probably would have worked as well.
While raising my kids I met moms who worked outside the home and still managed to be good moms while I met moms who stayed at home and probably would have been better off working outside the home.
It’s all about what works best for you and your family.
When you work outside the home you are always wondering if you are doing the right thing not always being there for your kids when they need you. When you are a stay at home mom, you are concerned about having to justify staying at home.
In the end, we are all moms just trying to make it all work.
The trend of staying at home is actually on the rise again.
Pew Research says that that number of stay-at-home mothers in the United States has risen since 2000 after decades of decline. About 29 percent of mothers with children younger than 18 (about 10.4 million moms) stayed at home in 2012 . The stay at home mom statistic hit a historic low of 23 percent in 1999.
This is just one of those debates that will come and go it seems, depending on the grass being greener.