“Working” Parents and Stay-at-home Parents, Be Heard!


Hey out there, time to share your voice with me! I’m working on a series of posts about the best and worst parts of being either a “working” parent or a stay-at-home parent (or work-at-home, too!). I have a lot of thoughts on this topic, but would love to include thoughts from others.

As some of you know, I spent the first 3 1/2 years of my parenting life working outside the home, before leaving my job 8 months ago to stay home with EC and YC. There are definitely positives and negatives to both sides of the fence, and neither has perfectly green grass. Here are just a couple of my (very oversimplified) ideas. Agree? Disagree? Want to add to the conversation? Use the contact info at the end of the post to share your thoughts with me, and I might use them in a post.

Working Parenthood:
Best – Opportunity for true adult interaction!
Worst – More time away from kids than with them.

Stay-at-home Parenthood:
Best – Being there for the big moments (and small ones).
Worst – Living in a very small world.

What about you? Please, please share your feelings on what you love most about your own situation, as well as what you’d like to change if you could. I invite you to email me at imperfectmamame@gmail.com with your thoughts (or contact me on Facebook or Twitter). When you do, please let me know how you would prefer to be credited if I quote you – by name (first name and initial only, I promise), by a pseudonym of your choosing, or simply as “anonymous”. I hope to publish the series within this month, allowing for time for this post to circulate and get some responses in!

I would love it if you shared this post with other parents, too, so that I can get as many perspectives as I can!

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