Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The issue that can't be ignored

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 7:52 AM
There has been so much written on these topics that I won’t address most of them. But there is one that I can’t ignore. Even though it’s probably the most written about and talked about choice, it bears visiting. No mom’s book would be complete without entering in the stay-at-home/go-to-work debate. Where I come down on this issue is that there should be no debate. Just as there’s no one-size fits all dress out there (no matter what the tag says), there is also no one-size-fits-all answer to this hot topic.
I have experienced a little of it all, and have talked to dozens of moms about the work/home issue. Some moms work and wish they could be at home. Some moms work and wouldn’t have it any other way. Some moms feel stuck at home and have to work at having some adult outlets. Some moms are perfectly content being home full time. Some moms work at home and manage it very well. Some moms work part time and feel it’s the perfect balance. Each mom is different in her situation and reasons why she stays home or goes to work, but one thing every mom I’ve talked to has had challenges unique to their situation. So why the big debate?

1 comments on "The issue that can't be ignored"

Robyn Malvasia on February 12, 2008 at 7:26 PM said...

I think everyone thinks there way is the best way. We also sometimes get so excited about our way that we talk about it in such a way that it makes others who do it different uncomfortable. We all need to be sensitive to our sisters in Christ and that we all do the Mommy thing different. On the other hand we are called to hold each other accountable as sisters in Christ. If we feel the Lord lead us to point out an in balance in a sisters life we should not be scared to do so.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The issue that can't be ignored

There has been so much written on these topics that I won’t address most of them. But there is one that I can’t ignore. Even though it’s probably the most written about and talked about choice, it bears visiting. No mom’s book would be complete without entering in the stay-at-home/go-to-work debate. Where I come down on this issue is that there should be no debate. Just as there’s no one-size fits all dress out there (no matter what the tag says), there is also no one-size-fits-all answer to this hot topic.
I have experienced a little of it all, and have talked to dozens of moms about the work/home issue. Some moms work and wish they could be at home. Some moms work and wouldn’t have it any other way. Some moms feel stuck at home and have to work at having some adult outlets. Some moms are perfectly content being home full time. Some moms work at home and manage it very well. Some moms work part time and feel it’s the perfect balance. Each mom is different in her situation and reasons why she stays home or goes to work, but one thing every mom I’ve talked to has had challenges unique to their situation. So why the big debate?

1 comments:

Robyn Malvasia said...

I think everyone thinks there way is the best way. We also sometimes get so excited about our way that we talk about it in such a way that it makes others who do it different uncomfortable. We all need to be sensitive to our sisters in Christ and that we all do the Mommy thing different. On the other hand we are called to hold each other accountable as sisters in Christ. If we feel the Lord lead us to point out an in balance in a sisters life we should not be scared to do so.

 

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