Choice: I was a single mom the second I gave birth. Not a choice: I was laid off from my job and became a full-time at-home mom when my son was about one. Choice: I got married when Jack was nearly four and became a “working” mother who went to the office everyday. I’ve been poor; I’ve been rich. I’ve had help; I’ve done things myself. Being an at-home mom or one that goes into the office, married or single, we all have the same goal: to raise our children as productive members of society. Our burdens may be different but they shouldn’t be belittled. One mom’s station in life isn’t better or worse than another. It’s just different. We should celebrate the chance to be a parent, for many are not allowed this choice.
Stop beating each other up.
We should support our sisters, our friends, our family in the choices they make. Those choices may not be our own, but why should they be? We are all in this together, so let’s raise the boat. Not sink the ship. We are all doing the best we can.