Which made me think once again about the mommy wars and my role in it.
I work full time. If I had my wish I would work a little less than full time, but I would still work.
I admire and respect every mother I know who lives the life they do. I respect their choice. I respect their day to day role in their family. I respect the fact that they are moms, just like me, making hard choices and sacrifices every single day for their children and their families.
Even in this I am pro-choice. I think every woman in the world should have the support (and that means money) they need to make the choice they want when it comes to their family.
And I do agree that this should be our common ground – no matter what you feel is your leaning in this issue. We should all be working to make the laws support the life that each of us chooses to live.
And I think this is a family issue. I think men should have these same options. The only stay at home scenario we seriously considered was one with my husband at home. And I think he should have that choice.
And I don’t know the answer. I don’t know how we get to a place where everyone has equal choice in this matter.
But I can tell you that it at this point, it feels like we aren’t even asking the right questions.
Because we all seem to ask “Why is this so hard…?” as we look at someone else’s choice with envy.
And no matter what our choice is – we should all be asking “How can we make it easier?”