I haven't watched Oprah in a long time. I'm really not a big fan of Oprah, like I once was. My friend Sally told me that she was watching an interesting episode. It was about the controversy of working vs. stay-at-home moms. This topic is very close to my heart, as a working mom.
I'm on alot of parenting forums and website. This topic is almost as controversial as breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and circumcision.
I work because I have to and like to. It's my choice. I believe that I can do both worlds, which makes me a better parent for my son. I have realized within the past year, that I am not that type of person who could stay home. I believe that this is the right choice for my family and that I should not be judged for this choice. There were valid points on the show, that women should respect each other's choices and not judge. I believe that women do judge alot. I do not understand, when someone judges me and they don't about the circumstances in my life and why I make these choices.
I think as part of this new feminism. Its about more choices for women. Some people may choose to work, and some may stay at home. It's none of my business to judge them for the choices that works for their individual family.
For the past few months, my son has started at a preschool. Some people may call it a daycare, I truly believe that it is a school. My son was already speaking before he went to school. But, the words are definately flowing now, he is learning soo much.
I believe that children need outside influences in their lives to be better human beings. He has learned things that I could never teach him. For example; sharing, How do I teach an only child to share in my house? I can't. He needs the outside influences to learn these things. I feel that he is learning these things at a younger age, will enrich his future as a boy, student, and person.
Anyway, this Oprah episode really inspired me.
Here's a link to info about the episode.