I read this article this morning and it really annoyed me.
It was basically saying that working mums are not part time mums (which they’re not!) compared to stay at home mums who are considered ‘full time mums’ i totally agree to this.
If you’re a mum, you’re a full time mum no matter what.
But it also went on to refer to stay at home mums as ‘full time yummy mummys’ who are considered full time despite ‘watching Jeremy Kyle in their dressing gown whilst their kid has a nap.’ I’m a stay at home Mum and I can tell you now, I don’t get a minute to sit and watch tv, let alone go to the toilet by myself.
I hate that there is so much judgement when it comes to parenting, everyone is so quick to defend working mums yet stay at home mums get bashed and are assumed lazy.
I’m not a lay about, I’ve always worked from leaving school and I’ve only been out of work since having my son. I would love to go back to work part time but I simply can’t afford to pay for childcare, I don’t want to have to go back to work full time. Me and my partner don’t claim any benefits, my partner earns enough that i’m able to stay home and that’s what works best for our family. Just like some families rely on two incomes so mums who would probably love to stay at home with their kids have no choice but to go back to work. And if you’re a mum that just loves her job and wants to get back to work, then I back you 100%!
Just do what works best for YOU and YOUR family, people are gonna judge you no matter what, if you go back to work then you’re considered neglectful and if you stay home then you’re probably a doley.
Full time yummy mummy