Sometimes it appears that the only mom-voices heard in the media are the voices of moms who work outside the home. While their lives are considered exciting and are celebrated, stay-at-home moms are all too frequently perceived as “less than” the working woman.

Well, as someone who has chosen to be a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom, sometimes I find myself shouting my thoughts out loud when mom issues arise, but no one is going to hear me … obviously. So, allow me to share my stay-at-home mom thoughts with you!

  1. The term “Stay-At-Home-Mom” indicates all we do is “stay at home,” and that is far from the truth.
  2. Choosing to be a mom who stays at home deserves respect and admiration.
  3. Being a stay-at-home mom is challenging in all the right ways, and we are not “bored” by being a mom.
  4. Many stay-at-home moms do work through volunteer and paid positions; we just do it from our homes around the family schedule.
  5. Being a stay-at-home mom does not leave us “unfulfilled or feeling cheated out of a real career” — I walked away from a “real career” by choice.
  6. All moms have dreams and aspirations, and each should be celebrated for her gifts and talents.
  7. Stay-at-home moms do not harbor animosity toward moms who choose to, or must, work outside the home — we actually like to support them!
  8. I do not regret leaving my career. I am not “missing out” or hindering my own personal growth. … I have learned much about life by being a stay-at-home mom.
  9. Building a strong legacy is more important to me than building a strong career; Hubby and I have made certain lifestyle choices that allow us to manage on one income — we are blessed.
  10. Leaving the voice of a stay-at-home mom out of media conversations is detrimental to all moms. If you would care to interview a stay-at-home mom about her view of life, you might find she has much to offer to the conversations you are having.

These ten myths are based on my personal life experience, I have nothin but love and support for moms, and you can tweet me on that!