SOMETIMES ALL WE NEED TO SEE IS A NUMBER

Cortesy of Salary.com

Cortesy of Salary.com

The following post is not of my authorship; nevertheless, it is WORTH reading and sharing.
As a stay at home mom, I struggle with crazy feelings of being unworthy and even a burden instead of a partner. A lot of these feelings are attached to the fact that I don’t bring home a paycheck to contribute to the household expenses.
At times these feelings have landed me on the couch at my therapist office, and other times I have had the clarity of mind to just snap out of it and really see the truth. As much as I know how important my role as a stay at home mom is, sometimes I need to just hear it or read it from someone else.
That’s why I want to share this article with all of you. I really hope it brings perspective to every stay at home mom and to every husband of one, because sometimes all we need to see is a number.
CHEERS!

Stay at Home Moms: Stop Feeling Like You Have no Say in Your Family Finances

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4 thoughts on “SOMETIMES ALL WE NEED TO SEE IS A NUMBER

  1. gavmomof2 says:

    Love this post! I think that poster should be printed, laminated and Crazy GLUED to the refrigerator! We need to remind ourselves of how fabulous we are! We run a company and are CEOs of the most important business around – our family! Thanks for the reminder and the overtime pay 🙂 it made my day! ~maria

  2. wildinvirginia says:

    Great article – well done you for sharing it. My husband gets so mad if I slip up and refer to his solo salary as ‘his’ so I’m lucky. My first husband was entirely different and yes, I had me a bit of therapy too lol I was out of work for a period of time due to disability. I had benefits and savings and despite being sick, took care of everything household related. It never felt like it was enough. When I went back to work, I continued to do everything and became increasingly resentful. Eventually my salary outstripped his and imagine how well he handled that! Then he became unemployed and all hell broke loose. Ultimately bullies are bullies and use whatever they can. There’s no room for that nonsense when it comes to raising a family – our kids are learning their values from the value we place on ourselves and each other.

    It’s a shame to think there are still men who devalue the role their partner plays in caring for their kids. Even sadder that women devalue themselves. Because at the end of the day, there really isn’t another job out there that’s as genuinely 24/7 as parenthood. I have nothing but awe for working Mom’s. … as a SAHM I can’t imagine getting out of my P.J’s and into work before noon let alone the rest of the juggling. Which probably just goes to show there are many ways in which to get parenting right, and finding what works for you as a family is key. But there certainly is one sure way to get it wrong and that’s to underestimate the role each partner plays … the minute one seems to be contributing more than the other, role reversal! Best way ever to teach that lesson …. walk a day in my shoes! My husband tries to hide his relief at getting back to his 1500+ inmates and leaving me with our one, but I see it lol

  3. vickidean123 says:

    Love, love, love this. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Cynthia Matos-Medina says:

      Your very welcome. It’s good to be reminded of how valuable we are 😉
      xoxo

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