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Working Mom Vs Stay at Home Mom

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Essay title: Working Mom Vs Stay at Home Mom

Stay At Home Mom vs. Working Mom


I would like to present to you two different scenarios: The first one is "Good Morning!

Guess what we are going to do today? We're going to the park and play at the playground. I

made lunch so wecan have a picnic". The second scenerio is: "I have an important meeting at 2

o'clock, but I will be done topick you up at the bus stop after school. Use the chunk-change on

my dresser to get some goodies from the store. Have a good day". I'm sure those of us who are

mothers can relate to the two scenarios. Althoughthere are similar

responsibilities said in both

scenarios, they definitely come from two different sources thestay-at-home mom and the

working mom. My definition of a stay-at-home mom is a mother who does not do work for

which she is paid for. My definition of a working mom is a mother who works outside of the

home as a paid employee. (I know your probably thinking about the work-at-home mom, but

that's another story.) Argueing over who should stay home and who should work puts mothers

against each other creating "The Mommy Wars". Statistics show that in the year 2002 there

were 47,494 women working in Maryland. 3,034 women are unemployed. Women who choose

to stay-at home or work have several advantages and disadvantages.

Some advantages of the stay-at-home mother are staying home to take care of the family.

Mothers can be involved in extra curricular activities in the community or school. Mothers

don't have to pay for child care costs. Mothers can get household chores done like washing

dishes, cooking, and sweeping and mopping. Staying home doesn't cost as much as going to

work. You have to pay for lunch (sometimes) and transportation. Choosing to stay home can

also be beneficial to your kids, because they don't come in contact with as many viruses and

bacteria at home. Staying home can improve your communication between you, your kids, and

your spouse. Some disadvantages of staying home are loneliness. A mother can get very lonely

not talking to other adults. Having girlfriends is a huge support in being a stay-at-home mom

especially if they are stay-at-home-moms too. You have a friendly outing for yourself and

playtime for the kids at the same time. Mothers can become depressed and stressed from

staying home. She can get fustrated dealing with a cranky infant. It can become boring staying

home. A lot of mothers get stereotyped as being lazy, but that's not true at all. It is hard work

taking care of children. Mothers need time for theirselves too. I think the #1 disadvantage of

staying home is that you put your school or career goals on hold for the sake of your children.

Let's go on to the advantages of working. The #1 advantage of working

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