astrid Posted July 13, 2012 Share Posted July 13, 2012 Isn't that funny....as a WORKING mom, *I* feel like an oddity. Especially among other homeschooling moms. I always feel like people (often here) judge me harshly, and make assumptions that I"m only working because we're the greedy, selfish parents of an only child and want to fuel some extravagant lifestyle. (Ha! nothing could be further from the truth.) I can't tell you how hurtful it is to read comments (again, here, mostly) from someone who doesn't know the first thing about me, my family or our situation yet feels perfectly justified in asserting that women like me don't really NEED to work. I like to work. I want to have some retirement income. I want to feel somewhat secure in the knowledge that if something should happen to my dh, I could make the mortgage payment after our emergency fund ran out. And truthfully, no one knows how far that emergency fund will actually go if medical bills, etc. are suddenly a concern. So am I the only one? Working moms--- give us a shout! astrid Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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