We were all blown away by our own recent momlogic poll, which showed that 89% of SAHMs think their kids would be happier if they worked and 46% of working mothers think their children would be happier if they stayed at home.
It's no secret. We drive ourselves crazy wondering what affect our lifestyle will have on our kids. Working moms stress out about not being around enough, that their kids are missing out if they're not home to greet them with warm milk and cookies after school. For stay at home moms it's an entirely different story. Most of them wonder if their kids will ever see them as more than just a taxi driver. They fear their kids will never know the accomplished person they were before they decided to stay home and raise a family.
Well ladies, stop stressing and guessing -- it's time for answers instead. Why just sit around and wonder what affect our lifestyles will have on our kids? Momlogic decided to cut to the chase and find out. We spoke to a group of suburban teens and asked them what they think of their moms -- both SAH and WM. Their answers will both shock and inspire you.
So for all you working moms out there, give yourselves and hand as well as a break. While our teens admitted they wished you were around a bit more, they also say that having a mother who works made them responsible and independent. And not only that, they respect you for nurturing your career as well as your kids -- even if you missed a soccer game or two.
And don't worry SAHMs, we know you're so much more than just a chauffeur, well guess what? So do your kids. In fact, they see how hard you work taking care of the house and know it really is one of the toughest jobs out there. Now while they loved having you waiting at the door when they were little, many of our teens said that by the time they hit high school it's best for both of you to have a little space. It's not that they don't want you around, they just really crave independence right now.
To hear what our teens have to say about working moms and SAHMs, click below.