I guess I’m a little late, but I just came across Anderson Cooper’s recent show in which a working mom referred to stay at home Moms as “Lazy.” Not to be undone, the stay at home moms then referred to the working moms as “selfish.” Really, Anderson…why the Mommy wars? It is hard enough for anyone to be a mother without inciting more drama. Motherhood may be the toughest job around and often with the most criticism.
Women make choices contingent upon the needs of others, which is the epitome of self sacrifice. In addition, often such decisions are made as a result of circumstances beyond their control. What about the mom that stays at home because she has been laid off? What about the mom that works in order to put food on the table? What about the mom that works from home? But instead of helping support mothers, you chose to use us. Instead of honoring mothers, you chose to divide us. And what’s the purpose, Anderson? Need some ratings?
Since you won’t say it, then I will:
Both stay at home and working moms are amazing.
Both stay at home moms and working moms love their children and would die for them.
Both stay at home and working moms have stressful jobs.
Both stay at home and working moms make sacrifices for their children every day.
Both stay at home and working moms are satisfied.
Both stay at home and working moms need support rather than more criticism.
and most importantly
No Mommys Perfect. (See I can say this Anderson….because I am a Mom.)