The thought of a family slowly creeped into the back of my mind, and I began to ask myself questions. I began to wonder... is it really possible to have it all? That brought forth 6 questions I want to ask working women & stay at home moms.
This question truly makes me question can you have one without sacrificing the other? Can you wake up at 6am, get kids ready for school, go to work, come home and make dinner, and put kids to bed? What if you had things to get done for work, why aren't there enough hours to spend with your children, what about your husband? This is an honest question that I can't help but wonder?
- Do you really have to sacrifice one or the other?
- Can you truly be successful in the workplace and have a happy home?
- Where do you draw the line between work life and home life?
- Do males have the same feeling of not being home enough when they work 40+ hour work weeks?
- Does it make you a bad mom for going to work or not a driven woman for staying home?
- Is the working woman the demise of the traditional family?
My interest in this has been peeking over the past week or so, because I can't help but wonder who will fall in between the cracks? The career I have been dreaming of or the children and family that I want so bad. Women worked so hard for equality, but what is equality?
87% of female CEO's are single and childless. While there is nothing wrong with that, it is a statistic that I personally don't want to fall into. Why can't I have both? Why can't I be a successful business woman and a wonderful wife and mother? Why can't I put my all into my children and family and put my all into my career?
The other side of the ball field is why can't a woman simply stay at home with her children because she wants to, not because she has to. Why can't a woman get a degree and choose to still stay at home and take care of what needs to be done there without being judged.
Women are always under a microscope and there is never really a right or wrong way answer to a lot of these questions, but these are things I sincerely want answers to. I would love to hear your comments, leave them below.