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In her book "forget having it all," a famous author wrote, "We expect women to work like they don't have children and raise children as if they don't work."
Raising kids and being there for them
Amidst raising a tween, I feel completely lonely and thoughtless some days. Although it was an intentional decision not to go out and work (thanks to the work-from-home option), there are days of no motivation to do anything. With time, the lad is becoming more and more independent, and I feel I am losing relevance in his life.
Working or Non-working moms
Sometimes I regret deciding to be a 'stay-at-home mom (popularly known as SAHMs).' Why didn't I take action to go to work earlier? Why? I hold a master's degree in biotechnology, the relevance of which has gone out of the window (at least for me, but thanks to the pandemic, biotechnology companies have flourished like anything). So, there is a constant dilemma about what skill I should learn and how to keep myself more relevant.
Those Gap years
Has this always been so hard for mothers? Working or SAHM? Why are we always on a guilt trip? I have friends working full time, and they complain about not having enough time for the family. If, by any chance, I acquire a skill and get a job, will I be able to leave home? Why do people judge any woman for staying at home? So to answer all questions, I am an organized person. I have a system for everything. As a result, folks don't have to spend time finding their things. I like to read, and that keeps me busy. Is it vital to go out and work? Will going out and working prove my worth? It's not that SAHMs are not contributing to society. They are raising responsible citizens (and grass is always green on the other side).
All is not lost
Many women are working and building their businesses from home. Be it making podi, macrame, content writing, sourcing selling sarees, suits, etc. I bet there is much more happening outside my purview. I feel there is no good and correct answer to this question. This is proved by the Japanese aesthetic concept of "Wabi-Sabi" (wisdom in imperfection) which says to find beauty and serenity in imperfection.
I can confidently say that stay-at-home moms are positively contributing to society.
Live a happy and guilt-free life and worry less.
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