Monday, June 16, 2014

Are You Defensive About Being A SAHM?

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

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Joy! It was an honour sharing your essay.

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    1. You're most welcome, Janine! And THANK YOU for the opportunity once again! :-))

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