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Wow, this is soooo true. It held me back for a while, but I finally realized I *have* to work, so I might as well do something I feel passionate about. Simply put, if my job is the reason I have to spend hours and hours away from my family each day, then it might as well be worth it!
Originally posted by ohiomommd:
Just a thought about guilt.... If, heaven forbid, I were a *single* mom who needed to work to earn money to bread on the table (and miraculously I found child care that cost less then my salary) would there be any question?? Of course not! If you *have* to work, you work. We applaud poor single moms who manage to get education in night school, set an example for their kids. etc.
I think the more educated and typically more well off (or better able to use available resources) Moms feel guilty because by and large we perceive we have a choice. MOST men still assume they will be earning money for the family in some capacity -- no societal choice. It's the idea that we are choosing ourselves against our offspring - not just the glass ceilings and unhelpful work environmnent - that hurts for a lot of women.
'course, that's another discussion