I keep hearing women who work from home — some earning a lot of money — call themselves “stay-at-home moms.” Meanwhile, I see moms who are un- or under-employed who go out of their way to make sure that no one things they are stay-at-home moms. The horror!
Bottom line: No one is really ascribing to the “We all must respect each other's decisions, and support one another in the mom-tribe!” That is bull. Each one of us has very strong feelings about what is best for families and women, and you and I make sure everyone knows where we fit into that paradigm — whether explicitly or passive-aggressively.
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Emma Johnson is a veteran money journalist, noted blogger, bestselling author and an host of the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Oprah.com, U.S. News, Parenting, USA Today and others. Her #1 bestseller, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), was named to the New York Post's ‘Must Read” list.
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