It has been said again and again that the hardest job in the world is being a mother. Despite this fact, known and accepted by society and backed by research, more and more women are pushed to go beyond the values and beliefs they have just to fit with what society dictates.
What is it? Be a working mom. Don’t waste your education. You’ve built a career and would just abandon it?
The concept of motherhood as a profession has gained importance in recent years due to various factors. Here are some reasons why motherhood as a profession is more important nowadays:
- Changing social and cultural norms: The traditional roles of men and women in society have been changing, and women are now more likely to work outside the home. As a result, the role of mothers has become more important as they are often the primary caregivers for children.
- Increased focus on child development: There is a growing understanding of the importance of early childhood development and the impact that early experiences have on lifelong health and well-being. Mothers play a critical role in providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children.
- Increased complexity of parenting: Parenting in the modern world has become more complex due to factors such as social media, technology, and increased expectations for child development. Mothers often have to navigate these complex issues and provide guidance and support to their children.
- Importance of work-life balance: Many women now want to balance their careers with motherhood, and the concept of motherhood as a profession acknowledges the importance of the work that mothers do in raising and nurturing their children.
Overall, the concept of motherhood as a profession acknowledges the important work that mothers do in raising and nurturing their children. It highlights the importance of supporting mothers in their role as caregivers and recognizing the value of their contributions to society.
Being a corporate gal myself who switched to being a SAHM, I must admit and can’t/ wouldn’t hide that I’ve had my own mental difficulties due to societal pressure. Luckily, with the help of Self-Care, I’m able to embrace the fact and have more clarity on what my real purpose at this time of my life is.
With this, I’m able to focus more on what matters most which is taking care of our daughters who are ages 4 and 5 at the time I stopped working. These I think are the most special moments parental guidance is much needed as this is where children are grasping like sponges the values and beliefs of whomever adult they see.
I know and understand that not all of us are given the same circumstances in life. Finances for one is one of the biggest reason why most mothers are forced to work. This was also one of the hurdles we as a family needed to pass through. After a careful evaluation of our finances and what’s the need at the moment for our family, it became clear what needs to be done. Putting up my career on hold to focus more on the upbringing of our daughters with the help of wise financial planning is what our values lead us to.
This may be against a lot of societal norms yet, we’re happily satisfied and able to withhold any other hurdles that come our way.
How about you? What’s your opinion on this matter?