Have you ever struggled with a particular role you play in life? Have you ever resisted a specific label you hold for your self, or felt challenged by others regarding a choice you have always believed in and stood by?
As a stay-at-home-mother (SAHM), I know I have and sometimes still do. It's a label and role that I often find myself defending and justifying to other people, especially to those who know that once, in what seems now as a lifetime ago, I worked outside the home and was focused on a career in the academe.
Well, today you can head on over to Janine Ripper: Live-Love-Laugh as I explore these inner 'demons' and tell you what I know about my own journey towards a more authentic life being a SAHM.
Janine is a transformational life coach and blogger based in Australia and a person dedicated to sharing her expertise and insights to help others live a happier, more positive and inspired life. It is an honor to be featured on her site and I hope that with this essay, I am able to give a voice to other countless SAHMs like myself who question or are questioned about our choice to stay home to take care of our families and give up paid employment. I invite you to join in this conversation and share your own experiences and insights!
Thanks everyone! Here's another link to the essay: A Mother's Struggle Towards Authenticity