A post made me think of the unspoken rivalry between SAHM and Working moms...

There's this unspoken, rivalry between working moms and stay at home moms... most won't admit it.. but I see it all the time.. I can see it here.. on moms...

I think what it is is that working moms.. out of the homes job holding moms feel they have it harder.. or more challenging...and stay at home moms feel that the working moms kids are maybe not getting the best of the moms...

Look at comments here alone.. it's there...

There was a comment recently from a mom here that said matter of factly that her kids would never share a room and I thought hmmm.. How nice... I get it.. everyone is different.. everyone has different challenges... and we as MOTHERS need to stick together.

I've been both.. I've been a stay at home mom of 3 and a part time working mom of 3 , then I've been a single stay at home mom (odd online jobs) and NOW I'm a working single mom... I've seen it all.. NONE OF IT IS EASY... I do NOT miss staying at home... but am glad I did when they were little...

WE all need to respect the struggles and understand that what you think you know about someone most likely is far from the truth....

    I agree that we all need to respect each other. There is no one right or wrong answer. We all need to do what is best for our family and our children. I have been both a stay at home mom and a working mom. We all have our own struggles, our own challenges, and our own problems. At the end of the day we are all moms, sharing the same journey of raising our children and we all need to support each other, even those doing it differently then us.
      The funny thing about the work-at-home-mom vs. stay-at-home-mom argument is we forget that it's just a career choice. I mean, would we look down on one woman for choosing to run a day care rather then working at a prestigious law firm? No, because not everyone is cut out to be a lawyer and not everyone is cut out to be a day care provider. We choose our careers based on our skills and preferences. Choosing to be a stay at home mom is no different. Really, it's just being a REALLY underpaid day care provider :)
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      Born: Novato, California
      Current: Sherman Oaks, California
      Birth: May 28
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      We live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a writer, comedian, actor and single mom of two. Parenting is hard. I try to keep a sense of humor about it all and find the find the funny... in what is most likely NOT funny (i.e. boogers, meltdowns, homework, etc.).