Soo, When are You Gonna Get a Job?Payton Foeller
When did it become embarrassing to tell people, ‘I want to stay at home and take care of my family for as long as I am able.’ ‘I want to try to raise my kids, keep a moderately clean and healthy home, and maybe cook a decent meal here and there for my hard working husband (who so generously works to generate the funds our family needs for me to do what I do).’ And what dooo stay at home moms do all day (this is what we do)?! My goodness, they must be sooo well rested and oh so fit with all that free time to sleep and take care of themselves.
If you are JUST a Momma, be proud of what you do. Take joy in your spit-up stained clothes and the time you spend loving and taking care of your babes and your husband (as I said, thank him for being amazing and providing for you to have this wonderful opportunity to raise your kids and build a home for them to grow in.) You are raising humans. Real live humans who will grow up to be only God knows what… That is no small task and is not given to you mothers lightly. Take care of what God has entrusted to you, do well, and be proud of what you do.
Now, stay at home moms, could we take a second to be a little honest? Not every mom has the luxury of being able to stay home with their kiddos every day and experience the amazing gift that we do. Some moms have to help pay the bills and work hard to do so. Some moms may just enjoy working and coming home to their kids. Don’t look down on them for this fact! It’s not whose right or wrong, it’s what a mom feels God is leading her to and where she can best serve Him. That very well might be in the ‘workforce.’ Let’s be civil. Stop posting articles to Facebook about how stay at home moms are awesome and other moms are just lazy and don’t love their kids. Moms: working or staying home, you’re no better or no worse than other moms. If you believe God has called you to work, then please work! If you believe God has called you to be home, then please stay home!
If you believe that you should stay home but the finances just don’t add up, I encourage you to reexamine your budget. If you live in America I almost guarantee there is an expense you could live without… check out Dave Ramsey and his financial advice on debts, budgets, ect. ( www.daveramsey.com ) Where there’s a will (God’s Will) there will be a way. Even if you don’t see it crystal clear at the moment.
So moms… can we call a truce? You go to work, you stay home, and we’ll all acknowledge that we can still be good moms. Stop asking ‘what do you do alllll day?’ or ‘How could you leave your babies alllll day?’ Encourage each other moms. Support each other. Let’s shake on it. Truce called.