babara neglect is many different forms, 1 being time while u are so concerned with having money and ur career ur bby loses that important time with u and instead spends it with a stranger every day. thats gonna be great for ur bbys development but allgood bby has heaps of material things to make up for all the time u spend at work
Stupid words said to me during an argument on Facebook, FACEBOOK by someone who I wouldn't be able to tell from a bar of soap. But still, these words have hung on my heart all week. What is it about them that stings so much? Why is it that friends and even family seemed to side with what she said? Is it that I am wrong to work? Am I a bad mother to desire to be back at work so quickly? To want some adult interaction? To have more money in my bank account than the meagre amount maternity leave pays out?
Maybe I am materialistic, and maybe I am being neglectful. Maybe I was never cut out to be this, THIS role as a mother, maybe I am suffering 'baby blues'. Or maybe I just enjoy the workforce, maybe I enjoy having disposable income, maybe I can balance work and motherhood and study. Maybe I'm not the one with the problem, maybe women should be more supportive of each other in their decisions no matter what they choose to do because it's THEIR decision. Maybe every single mother in the world has to feel their way and find the flow that suits them. Maybe we should keep our negative opinions to ourselves, because we always seem to forget how bad criticism of our parenting stung us at one point or another.
Maybe my daughter will resent me for going back to work, maybe she won't.
Parenting seems to be one big maybe? Maybe I won't go back to work, maybe I'll regret this decision,