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I just wanted to say thank you for creating support for Christian working moms. After 15 years of staying at home, I went back to school to become a sonographer. I am currently performing my clnical rotation, working full-time. I have about 9 months left, and am excited to begin my new career. I have kids ages 18, 16 and 8. I will be checking your site often for ideas an support as I step into this new time in my life!
Jodi welcome to the CWM community. We are glad you are here. Sounds like you are in an exciting time in your life. Also, thanks for your kind words.
Anyone dealing with overpriveledged stay at home moms? I am one of the few working moms in my church, bible study and neighborhood. The other moms my age are busy on weekdays going to bible study, having manicures and highlights, scheduling the pool and maid service and are busy going to the store in their oversized SUV'S. They just dont get why and how i work? Hoping to hear of others with similar exxperiences.
If any of those moms do work they usually have very small part time jobs with little or no responsibility. For example teaching pilates at the gym for 8 dollars an hour. They are so proud they are contributing to the household. An entire 16 dollars a week wow. I think they are living off family money. Their husbands do not appear to have jobs that would support their lifestyle. The pools, trips, plantation shutters and exclusive home decor seem more suitable for CEO'S of major corporations not workers bees for oil companies. The kids are in school all day. They usually justify staying home by saying the kids need them. I think they are lazy and just dont want to work. They would be ashamed to admit it so they say its for the kids. Its not its for them so they can get their daily naps in. There are some jobs that have similar hours to school they could get if they tried. I am really irritated by their arrogance and pomposity. They seem so proud of their lifestyle yet the did nothing to get it.
I have felt a judgement by christian moms who stay home against those who work. Its usually the same moms who dont need to work. They live off their husbands success. They volunteer at the school countless hours. Why not be a substitute teacher and get compensated for their time? Oh never that would mean they had a job and they could never stoop to that. After all they need time to attend luncheons and bible studies on weekdays.
Hi Anonymous~I certainly have felt the judgment you are expressing. Each family makes the decision that is best for them and it doesn't look the same for each family. I also think biblically my family alone is responsible in what God has called us to do. Also, in my many years as a therapist I have seen many of the stay at home Moms you describe whose lives are not picture perfect. Often, we really don't know what goes on inside someone's home. My personal prayer is that both stay at home Moms and CWMs can support one another and at the very least agree we want to raise children who glorify and worship our Savior.
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