Moms make tough choices!
One thing is for sure, Castleberry’s post highlighted our society`s double standard from mom, labeling one as selfish and shaming stay-at-home moms labeling them as lazy. It`s contradictory when our society encourages mom to “have it all” (family, career, social life), but criticizes when someone makes a decision to devote to one single sphere instead of balancing it all.
There are many, many stereotypes about working moms and stay-at-home moms. One is wrapped with misconceptions of unreliable, not paying attention and looking down on moms who decide to stay home and take care of their kids while others face a similar stigma and are labeled as traditional with negative societal constructs about masculinity.
Here are some facts about stay-at-home-moms: They work 94 hours per week instead of the traditional 40 hour work week. In 2013 Salary.com did the math and came up with a $113.586 annual salary if an hourly wage was assigned to everything a stay-at-home mom does.