Life as a Mom
Although the media depict most women as housewives and stay-at-home mothers, in reality many women work full time and put their children in daycare.
Stay at home moms and working moms have their own advantages and disadvantages. However, a stay at home mom is able to give greater attention to the family while working moms are able to provide financial stability although they are not able to assure greater care to their children.
I experienced both, being at home and working outside the home. I personally believe having my husband and me working has made my family happier.
According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association of over 1,300 moms the happiest moms are, perhaps unsurprisingly, those who work part-time (Bindley 1).
Comparing and contrasting being a stay at home mom vs. a working mom along with the modern economic and social reality has led to the emergence of various social changes and one such social change is the emergences of two kinds of mothers namely stay at home mothers and working mothers (Bindley 1).
In this essay, an attempt is made to study the similarities and differences between the working mothers and stay at home mothers; also the term `stay at home moms ' refers to those mothers who do not work outside their homes. They prefer to stay at home. This is due to their care for their children and family, also these stay at home moms before they became mothers were working women. Gradually there is transition of working women to becoming stay at home moms. However, after they became mothers, it was very difficult to manage both house and work. Consequently, they decide to quit their jobs and stayed at home for the sake of their family. Leaving the financial stress on their husbands.
Stay at home moms usually enjoy their status as being house wives and do not crib at the fact that they are staying at home. The children of such stay at home moms are also happy that their mom is staying...
Cited: Bindley, Katherine. "Working Moms Happier Than Stay-At-Home Moms, Study Finds." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 15 Dec. 2011. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/15/study-working-moms-are-ha_n_1152202.html.
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