Confidence Building for Stay-at-Home Moms

Speaker and Parent Educator Linda Cohen shared how stay-at-home moms can boost their self-confidence.

Many times we belittle ourselves when someone asks us what we do by answering "I am Just a Mom." Often there is a great deal of stuggling with self worth and shame that some women feel when choosing this role.

Rather than pointing fingers about working moms versus stay at home moms we must accept that each of us makes a choice. We choose what works for us. Financial consideration is obviously a huge one and it's an individual and family choice - however sometimes people feel it is a privledge or these women are "lucky" however it could be that they are not necessarily lucky but make choices to be able to make it work.

Volunteering can be used as a way to benefit more than just your own family. Also a way to possibly lead to job opportunities in the future. Re framing your responsibilities - noting the greater value you provide even if it's not compensated financially.

Time limited opportunity. When the kids are little you may think I can't possibly stay home. But many women choose to stay home for a year, a few years or even throughout a childhood. Regardless of that choice it will always be a time limited opportunity, the children are young and at home for such a brief amount of time.