Today, I cam across this article, a response to a Thought Catalog article that slams stay at home moms and, well, moms in general.
I was a stay-at-home mom for a few months-part of that when the Little Jedi was in the hospital. I had a son who was sick and wouldn’t latch but needed breast-milk, so I pumped every 3 hours, around the clock, for 6 months. I also wrote my master’s thesis during that time and graduated when he was a year old. That first year was one of the most difficult of my life, and it wasn’t just the thesis that was hard-it was the pumping, the crying, the washing, the changing, the feeding, the cleaning, and the exhaustion. Now I’ve a 5 year old and am working on a PhD.
Maybe it’s time to stop comparing ourselves to others so much, though. My experience is mine-it’s not universal, even if others can relate to it. “Difficult” is a relative word. Suzie does a good job reminding us of that.