Monday, July 30, 2012

Your Homework for Today

Take some time to read (or at least skim) this article about "Why Women Still Can't Have It All."

Soooo much good food for thought, and very reflexive of what my experience was like working full time for a good portion of Sister Stinky's first year of life. I have so many thoughts about this that I'll have to share when I have a chance to jot them down! Suffice it to say, I'm grateful to be in a position now where I don't feel like I have to choose between my daughter and my work.


(Sister Stinky and I logging in some long hours in the office.)


However, equally important to say is this...I do truly believe that some women are called to work outside of the home while being mothers. I also think some women are called to be full time mothers. What isn't said in this article, but what is very important to say is this -- both options are valid ones and both working options lead to a life in which women contribute greatly to society. Only once we acknowledge that women may choose to work as a homemaker without setting back the cause of women everywhere will women finally get the respect they deserve.

(I will also throw in another two cents...I think the future of women and working is ideally found in self-employment, working from home, and creative endeavors -- i.e. blogging, etsy.com, etc. Also, I always chuckle to myself when people claim that two incomes are "indispensable" as the women in this article claims. Our little domestic monastery is thriving on what would probably be half of one normal income! You can make it with sooo much less than you would think!)

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