Eventually I let go of the dream of having it all, all at the same time.
I wanted to become a stay-at-home mom, but I didn't think it was financially possible—that is, until the day I did the math.
Allow their brains to go soft This doesn't make us bad mothers, but it does make us pressured ones. Too many full-time mothers allow their brains to go as soft as overcooked spaghetti.
They are intellectually stunted by a steady sink into a totally child-centred life.
When children are small, many working mothers would rather like to stay at home. But, be honest, once the children are at school, being a mum is not a full-time job, at least not these days.
Ask a prospective stay-at-home mom what she hopes to accomplish by making the jump from work to home, and you'll probably hear, "I want to spend more time with my children," or "I want to nurture my family and myself." Seldom is it, "I want to have my laundry finished by 3 p.m.," or "I'd rather flame out doing volunteer work." But as a stay-at-home mom for the past six years, sometimes I still find myself tripped up by a perfectionistic mindset, caught up in the way I perceived myself when I was an executive secretary for a pharmaceutical company.
I loved fast-paced office life, and my personality demanded precision as I tackled projects.
Then they chatted aimlessly to each other about soup recipes and yoga.
We working mothers don't have time to chat aimlessly.