We’ve all heard the “what do you do all day?” stigma that stay-at-home moms often deal with, at least in comparison to those who work outside the home.
In fact, it’s doubly bad for them as they seek to fight stereotyping from both chauvinists and feminists. The two parties attack them for different reasons but are equally vicious.
Not only is the work of running a household and raising one or more children exhausting, but being removed from adults of any kind for full days can take a toll on the psyche.
Tired of having to defend herself, Ryshell Castleberry, a Florida-based tattoo artist, wrote a Facebook tribute to stay-at-home moms that has been shared more than 300,000 times.
It’s clear from the message she posted, continuing onto the next page, that she isn’t just speaking for herself or her kids. She’s speaking for women and stay-at-home parents everywhere
See how it continues on the next page, as well as the insane reactions she got from people on all sides of the argument.
Regardless of where you stand, it’s hard not to admire her conviction.
Castleberry went on to defend her post by writing that anyone, whether a working mom or working dad, should be able to “read the message and replace the words with words that fit their situation.”
To her, it was more about recognizing the effort of people who are too often under appreciated.
So what do you think? Did she nail it or is she being a mommy martyr?