5 Reasons Why Stay-At-Work Moms Are Awesome
Posted On Feb 16, 2018
“According to a working paper published by the Harvard Business School, daughters of working mothers are more likely to be employed, hold supervisory positions, and earn more money than the daughters of women who don’t work outside the home.” – Quartz
If you’re a working mother, I’m sure you’ve been asked one or more of the following questions:
- “Well, if you’re always working, when do you spend time with your kids?”
- “Who is raising them?”
- “Is the father home at least?”
Mothers that financially provide for their families might feel guilty due to the lack of time spent at home. Yes, it stinks to miss your daughter’s dance recital or son’s soccer game but it doesn’t mean that you are not fulfilling your role as parent correctly. We’re here to remind you all that “Stay-At-Work” moms are pretty awesome!
Here are five amazing things that result from being a working mom:
Children will understand that dreams come true with work hard
Most things have to be earned unless you’re fortunate enough to have them handed to you. Children are able to witness this first-hand watching their parents leave to work every day. This instills motivation in them and helps them understand that dreams come true if they work hard.
Independence will definitely be a personality trait
Since mommy or daddy cannot be around all the time, the kiddies are more prepared to take care of themselves or each other if siblings are around. Knowing how to do household chores and caring for the rest of the family shouldn’t be a problem. Now, having them do those things without being stubborn is a different story.
No such thing as “gender roles”
Working moms do not conform to society’s “gender roles.” The munchkins will not grow up preaching about “only women are supposed to cook and clean” and “only men are supposed to provide the income and get catered to.” They’ll be open-minded in their future relationships with what needs to get done. At the same time, surviving without a significant other wouldn’t be a problem either since they’ll be knowledgeable on how to do it all (work, cook, clean, etc.)!
Quality time with the family becomes super valuable.
Spending at least 40 hours of your week working is time away from your loved ones. When it’s actually time to spend “QT” with them, those moments mean so much to you and your family.
You’ll end up with an athlete, a musician, or a CEO!
You want to keep your children busy until you’re off work, so most likely, they’ll be enrolled in an after-school program. After-school programs can assist your kids with developing their social skills and finding their interests and talents. Sooner or later, those skills become their job and they’ll be taking care of you!
Yes, it can truly be challenging to juggle both work and home. However, do not forget to look at the results from being a working parent. There’s a positive side to everything! What are your thoughts?
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