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February 27, 2005

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Lana

This story really hits home, as my husband and I adjust to our new lives as parents. My resentment of his "freedom" in working outside the home, and escaping the bulk of domestic duties, is matched, I think, by his guilt over not spending as much time with me and our baby as he'd like, due to the added pressure of being the sole breadwinner for now. It's getting better as the weeks pass, but I don't think we've reached a happy balance yet. The eternal yin-yang yo-yo...

kat

This is such an interesting (and well written!) post in light of all the "mommy" directed articles and news stories as of late. I hope that eventually our daughters (and sons!) will learn that whatever they choose...be it a SAHM or a working mom or any other variation, they will be able to view that position as valuable and they will be confident in what they do. And then it will become less about which is better but an appreciation for whatever you decide. :)

amy s.

Your entry reminds me of my own struggle with male/female roles at home and at work. My husband willingly does a lot around the house and is a very involved parent, so it's normal to me to think of a husband and wife partnership as being 50/50. But that doesn't work for everyone. As a working mom, I often wonder what my life would be like if I stayed home. I would have to make similar adjustments in my thinking to what you're talking about because I see a lot of my worth in my work. But I firmly believe that a stay-at-home-mom's worth is in HER work as well, her work with the child and the family.

muse

You're an executive, a teacher, the most important being in the world.

RobinP

I never had a "career" although I have had a good job for the past 14 years. I have found that the past 7 years of being Lillianna's mom is the finest job I will ever have. It's wonderful and I get great rewards every day!

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