A few weeks ago Name Bubbles posted a news link on our Facebook page from Forbes.com Why Stay-At-Home Moms Should Earn A $115,000 Salary. The story explained how much stay at home moms should make if you calculate the various duties and responsibilities they have. The purpose of the story was to put a number on the modern stay at home mom’s day-to-day deliverables. As you may be aware, the Working Mom vs. Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) debate has been widely publicized recently, but we didn’t anticipate that sharing the link to the Forbes story would start a spirited debate between our working mom and stay at home mom Facebook fans. It was a “Hot Button” and a few dads left comments as well.
A Mother’s Day Declaration
I’ve personally lived both sides of the issue and found that being a parent is never easy; you take the bad with the good and do your best in raising your child/children. I have one five year old son and can say without a doubt, mothering or being a good parent is the most challenging and rewarding part of my life. So, why am I pushing the “Hot Button” again? Because our special day is coming up, Mother’s Day, and it is the one day I have no guilt or problem asking for help and taking a little time for myself. Of course, I do plan something with my husband and son but I love sneaking away for “Me Time”. I think all Moms everywhere deserve “Me Time” a little more often.
This Sunday, let’s make a promise to each other as mothers: kick the guilt trips and do something special for ourselves (or a fellow mom!) once a week for the entire year. Whether it be, reading on a sunny park bench for an hour, seeing friends for lunch or coffee, or dropping the laundry off to be washed and folded (I really like that one).
Make this Mother’s Day a day to declare, “A happy mommy makes a happy home”.
Comment below for your chance to win our Mother’s Day Prize Pack, including an Eight (8) piece Garden Tool Set, Massaging Neck Cozy, and Write On! Labels fromName Bubbles. One winner will be randomly selected on Friday, May 18, 2012.
– Michelle Brandriss