Words: Hope Schreiber
Lori Alexander, the woman behind the blog and book, The Transformed Wife, recently shared a post asking if mothers should have careers. Included was a handy chart for others to follow along.
The post, perhaps, didn’t garner the results that the writer initially intended. There are far more laughing and angry emojis than thumbs up on Facebook, and most of the comments are less than favourable.
“Lady, I am a [stay-at-home mother] and this post is embarrassing and you should take it down,” one mother shared. “Some days my life is more like the ‘career woman’ you described. Other days it’s not. However, you have shamed all working mothers, even those who might not have a choice but to work outside the home. … WE ARE ALL MOTHERS AND WE SHOULD STOP SHAMING EACH OTHER.”
One stay-at-home mom commented: “I’ve been a stay at home mom for 21 years yet somehow missed the memo about all of the rest I should be getting.”
Several working moms also spoke up, with one commenting: “I’m a working mom who loves Jesus, who has two very happy and healthy children, a wonderful marriage to a wonderful man! I’m beyond blessed to have my job. So don’t try to make a ‘working mom’s’ life seem miserable and unhappy mamm, because that’s simply untrue for the majority of us.”
Others were a bit less diplomatic, writing, “Well, there it is. The dumbest thing I’ve read all day.”
Some commenters wondered where the husband was in this situation. “So I guess in both scenarios the husband is somehow unable to contribute to raising the kids he helped make?”
This is not the first brush with negative feedback for Alexander, who has four grown children and writes for a living. Earlier this year, another one of her articles, “Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos,” drew ire.
Alexander did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.
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