What Mommy Wars? Insights of a Work-Part-Time-at-Home Mom

When meeting a fellow mom for the first time, there is always a moment in the conversation where there is hesitation…there is a flash of fear of offense…and then there is the question: Do you work? Or do you stay at home? The inflection of the question goes up, just to the right pitch so as to indicate that the asker is okay with whatever answer you throw out there. It’s cool, the asker implies. I am so totally good with whatever you are about to answer and I respect your choices and please don’t think I’m asking to judge and oh my goodness, my heart is beating faster, why is my heart beating faster, I really don’t care what the answer is, will she believe me? Continue reading