All that talk about the worth of stay-at-home-mums (SAHM). Talking Point recently did a session on it and a fellow blogger wrote about the worth of a full-time-working-mum (FTWM), as the issue has been hotly debated since our Annual Budget 2015.
Wait a minute. Why is there even a need for us mothers to justify our choices to others, whether we choose to work or to stay at home with our kids?
Over the past 16 years that I have been a mother, I have thought long and hard about my priorities and tried different ways to find a balance between being around for the children and earning an income to contribute to the family’s finances.
Would there be today? Well jokes aside, without the influence of mothers; their love, gentleness, compassion, patience, wisdom and devotion, what sort of a place would this world be?
We all have different circumstances. Different aspirations. We are also in different life-stages. We don’t need anyone to define our worth for us.
Let us keep our heads high, our resolves strong. Let us soldier on as we have always done. SAHMs, FTWMs, PTWMs, WFHMs. These are just labels.
We are first and foremost, simply, mums.
Lesson #8: A lesson on sincerity taught to me by #1
Lesson #9: Passion vs Family
Lesson #10: Finding our children’s gifts and talents
Lesson #11: Teach our children compassion by little actions
Lesson #13: 6 common sleep mistakes for babies
Lesson #14: How to talk to boys vs girls
Lesson #15: Ban books? What are you gonna do about phones?
Lesson #16: What have we done to our children?
Lesson #17: My son the loan shark
Lesson #18: 10 House Rules for Gadget Use
Lesson #19: Why we went on holiday just before the PSLE
Lesson #20: What must kids do for us to stop pushing them over the edge?
Lesson #21: Who’s selfish? The kids or me?
Lesson #22: Confronting death teaches you about life
Lesson #23: To measure our lives in love
Lesson #24: The day they fly
Lesson #25: Do our kids even know we love them?