I found this point of view a bit pessimistic but I know there are WAHMs there who feel the same way. I guess the reason I feel better about being a WAHM, compared to what was discussed here, is because I have a great support system and a family that has taught me to always see the bright side of things.
To the working-mom crowd, Anne-Marie Slaughter recently became a darling or a demon — depending on your perspective — with a conversation-starter of an essay in the Atlantic titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.”
She makes so many valid points that it’s hard to keep track. But one of her premises, at least in my mind, is misguided. In her words:
Being able to work from home — in the evening after children are put to bed, or during their sick days or snow days, and at least some of the time on weekends — can be the key, for mothers, to carrying your full load versus letting a team down at crucial moments.
As a work-at-home mom, let the record reflect that job flexibility — what Slaughter holds up as the great salvation of hard-charging female employees who happen to dearly love their kids too…
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