Working Woman vs. Stay at Home Mom: Can She Find a Balance?

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It is hard to say if it better for a child to have a mother who is always home. It is also hard to say if a home as a whole is better off with a woman who is there to tend only to that home and not a career. There are obviously two sides to this argument but the main question is how can a working mom strike the right balance to keep her family from suffering because she is not there all the time. It once was about who is the better sex men or women, but things have changed. These days it is a fight between two kinds of moms. Working and nonworking mothers are constantly fighting and debating to figure out who is the better parent. Millions of women must think it is possible because one thing is for sure and that is the fact that being a stay-at-home mom is becoming way more popular. In a 2005 study, the U.S. Census Bureau reported an estimated 5.6 million stay-at-home moms. Which is a pretty massive 22% increase from 1994. Being a mom is an amazing thing in life, with all the exclusive feelings and experiences that go with it. These exclusive feelings and experiences make this argument exceptionally heated. Everybody struggles, and everybody envies what the other has, this is inevitable. People are just naturally jealous. It like the old saying, the grass is always greener on the other side. The working mom wishes she had more free time to be available to her child, and maybe have some time to her self after she drops the kids off. The nonworking woman would maybe like to have some way of showing to the world that she is more than just a vessel for procreation and that she is capable of having a successful career of her own. There are plenty of thing s to consider when a woman is deciding on whether or not she would like to be a working mom or a stay-at home mom. Your family's financial picture is obviously important as basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and health care costs need to be taken care of. Beyond the essentials, household needs vary from hoem to home, and it is up to a woman and her family to decide whether staying at home, working part time, or working full time will work best. If a woman decides to stay home, she must consider what the loss of income will mean for the family and for her own spending. This is something that a woman must make sure to discuss this with her significant other. It is crucial for a woman to determine her own feelings about working and staying home, because it can make a difference in her childrens lives. It has been said that a mother's level of fulfillment and the quality (versus quantity) of time she spends with her child are the biggest components to his/her intellectual and emotional development and to his ability to succeed in the world. If mom is a happier person, then she is going to have a more fulfilling and therefore healthier relationship with her kids. A partner's support of the womans decision is crutial otherwise there could be many difficulties. If the man in the relationship is unsupportive, he may not help with finances, child rearing, or household chores. Resentments could build up on both sides. Also, whatever course of action that is taken, the parents should think about the potential issuesthat they may run into. If a woman decides to work, for example, it's important to figure out details such as how long maternity leave will be, who will pick up kids from day care or school, or who will care for them when they're sick. A woman making this decision should always have a group of people who will support her. If she is a stay-at-home mom, she should look for other moms in the neighborhood who are dealing with the same issues. At work, she should connect with other mothers either informally, or through structured women's groups. Stay-at-home moms need to have adult interaction, and all moms can benefit from being around other women who face the same issues. How family friendly a employer is can play a huge role in how difficult it will be for a...
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