As many women know, raising kids is expensive. Not all couples are financially able to have one parent stay at home with children at all times. Of course, this is why many companies and employers offer paid maternity leave for an extended period of time. Some women or men decide to take time off from their career—if fanancially able. But, not all families can swing this kind of situation and, go back to work while raising children. They leave their children in the care of family members, friends, or day care services. No matter what you decide to do, it’s important to remember there is no one right way to raise children.
However, recently, a chart online comparing mothers who stay-at-home with their kids and who go back to work has gone viral and has stirred up mass controversy online. The chart was shared on the Facebook page The Transformed Wife. The chart essentially shames working mothers, glorifying the stay-at-home moms.
As many can imagine, this chart is getting slammed, dragged, roasted, etc. because it’s literally mom shaming. Mothers and fathers online began leaving comments about how privileged this woman sounds, how inaccurate the “stay-at-home mom” column is, and how ignorant it is to generalize parenting like this.
This list is obviously ridiculous and, it’s insulting to mothers everywhere. A mother has every right to make the path for herself and her children without everyone judging.