As we know women are known for their multi-tasking. They have an ability to do various tasks at one time. They could be working somewhere and at the same time taking care of their family.However, if you are a working mom then there could be some advantages as well as disadvantages.
Today, due to economy crunch many women have started supporting their family. They are no more dependent upon the man in the family.
Women have taken upon themselves. And not just due to bad economy many woman are smart enough to find their place in the competitive world.
So let us look at advantages and disadvantages of being a working mom.
Complete Financial Independence
Off course the first advantage of a working mom is complete financial independence. You do not have to depend upon your husband for money.
You are on your feet. This is the big advantage of being a working mom. It gives a sigh of relief that you do not have to fear if tomorrow your man leaves you because you would be capable enough to take care of yourself and your children.
You live confidently compared to other moms who are just housewife.
An Inspiration for Your Children
A working mom always inspires her children. If you have a son or daughter then he or she can look up to you and say I want to become like my mom.
When they grow up they would look up to their mom instead of looking somewhere else. It is because their inspiration is right in their home.
Working moms not only work but also take care of their children.
You Get More Respect from Your Husband and others
I have personally noticed that the working woman is better respected than a woman who is a housewife.
I am not suggesting that housewife do not get respect from their husband. However, in case of a working woman, husband’s attitude towards her wife is completely different.
In fact, not just husband but other members in your family like father-in-law or mother-in-law also give value to a working woman.
A real morale booster for a working woman.
Never Feel Bored Sitting in Home as Working Life is Exciting
Usually, a housewife has a very little piece of work. After doing that they do not have anything left. Hence, they start getting bored.
However, life of a working woman is full of exuberance. Daily they have something new to do and they feel very excited about it.
This is the big difference between a housewife and a working mom.
Give Back Something to Society
Although there could be many other advantages of a working mom but for being last but not the least advantage is working woman could give something back to her society.
In other words, many other young girls could learn from you or you could teach them how to be financially independent.
Working and independent woman is always a sign of a healthy society and a working woman could contribute in creating such a society.
There are more advantages as described here. However, there could be some disadvantages of a working woman as well. Here are they
You Might Tend to Neglect your Children and Husband
The biggest disadvantage of a working mom is family. If a woman is working then she will be not able to give time to her family.
And for many individuals family comes first. Therefore, family would be badly affected because your children may not get that quality time that they would have deserved otherwise.
Not just children but even your husband may complain about it if you are working for long hours.
Fatigue Because Managing two things at a Time
Research shows working woman have to bear so much stress because they have to juggle between two jobs.
On the one end they have to look after their family and on the other, tension for their work. Therefore she has to maintain a balance between the two.
She has to perform well at both place and it can fatigue her. Therefore most of the working women have to go through this.
However, most of the working women are able to manage it because of their capability of multi tasking.
Feel Isolated from Rest of the Society
Women become completely engrossed in their work and managing family. They are totally consumed by managing at both ends.
Hence, there is very little left for their friends because of it they might become isolated and that is not good for them.
Normally, working woman do not find time for their friends.
Disturbed Family Life and a Guilt Feeling
Working woman might feel guilt because she is not giving quality time to her family.
Many marriages end up in divorce because of an imbalance created by working outside.
Your relationship with the husband may go sour because you are not present when he wanted.
Therefore, because of all these reasons you feel guilt. I have noticed this in many working women.
You Might Suffer Harassment at Workplace
This is very common that almost everyone has to face some kind of harassment at her workplace.
Harassment could be from eve teasing to sexual harassment. Many women had to go through this on daily basis.
While on the other hand a housewife does not has to face all of this.
Any form of harassment could dent the woman’s morale and could leave her in permanent depression.
So these were disadvantages and advantages of a working mom. You could have valid reasons that a working woman is more suitable rather a woman in home.
Working from home is one of the solution for mom & there are many companies who are offering this option to their employees. Recently Yahoo has raised a question mark on people because he think working from home decrease productivity.
Although I personally don’t think so but many companies think the Yahoo’s way & they are asking their employees to get back to the office for the work.
It is up to you and how you are able to adjust your life.
More important thing is being happy whether you are working or you are a housewife.