Mmm, i'm not sure how right you are about that. More and more fathers are becoming the ones to stay at home. As more women enter the career field (and stay in their careers), more fathers are choosing to stay at home and be the homemaker. It isn't like the 50's-80's, where it was always the woman, or even EXPECTED to be the woman.
Hell, just last week my fiancee and I ran into a couple who had infant twins...and the wife traveled and worked all week, and the father stayed home.
yeah, I guess you are right. I was basing my opinion on my own personal experience with this sort of thing. And most of it has been pretty narrow minded
*Nods* and see, it goes both ways. A woman who chooses to continue working shouldn't be put down or looked down upon for making this choice. ALL women have the right to choose whether they want to work or stay at home, and neither choice makes them a bad person or a bad mother.
and you know what gets me the most is that its mostly women who are doing the criticizing not guys. And these are women who are not old but are about in the same age group as this woman is. Honestly I notice that some mothers are very catty and judgmental of other mothers and look for any excuse to point out how terrible they are at motherhood. WTF is the deal with that
I agree I think if my situation had been abit different and I was still with my old career and husband, that if I felt the need to continue to work that kind of arangement would have worked perfectly. Im not old fashion in the least or a radical feminist but the fact of the matter was the field I worked in paid better money then my husbands job did, so that situation would have probably been the best if things had worked out that way.
I love that things didnt work out that way though. I like being able to be there for my son threw his milestones and I believe if you can stay at home and want to go on and do it.
Its very nice that you like the arrangement that was set up for you with you and your and that you feel that you could be there for him. I don't have kids so maybe I have no right to voice an opinion on this but, I think that even if a woman decides to stay with her career instead of staying home with her kids, can still be there and support there children as much as a mother that stays at home. I'm not say that was what you where saying Senshi_of_Vision, I'm just making a point. My aunt is a legal researcher and when she had my cousins she only stayed out of work for the first six month after their birth then went back to work. And she was always capable of being there for her kids when they needed her and supported them, plus my uncle was also very hands on with the child rearing even though has a career as well and some how between the two of them they managed.