I am just wondering if there are any other stay at home mums who often feel forced to defend their decision.
I worked all the way up to the end of my pregnancy and took 12 months maternity leave. Eight months in I decided that I didn't want to return to work and resigned. Since people have found out I feel that I am always defending my decision.
My work hours were not negotiable and I felt that 8.30 til 5.30 was too bigger day and I would hardly ever see my daughter. My inlaws even said I was crazy to chuck in a full time job, but I think that they feel I am sponging of their son. My husband is fine with it and fully supports my decision, so I guess their opinion doesn't matter. My daughter doesn't go without, and financially we are doing ok.
So, my question is, is anyone else made to feel like this? I don't make working mothers mothers feel like they have to explain themselves to me, nor do I feel that they are wrong. What suits one person doesn't suit another.
Also are any working mums made to feel like they have to explain themselves to other people?