Reason Number #1 - Your response to, 'What do you do?'
As a stay-at-home mum, does your confidence nose dive when someone asks you: “What do you do?”.
You used to say confidently, “I’m in advertising”, or “I’m a Consultant” or “I’m in sales”. However, if you’ve been out of the workforce for a while, you don’t even know what to say anymore!
Society values roles where you’re doing something and being paid for it. So much of your identity is wrapped up in ‘What you do’, but when you stop paid work to stay at home in the (unpaid) role of raising your kids, society doesn’t quite know how to respond to that.
It’s almost as if the second you stop achieving and contributing to the workforce, you’ve stopped contributing. Period. And it’s a tricky perception to deal with.
In the beginning, you’re very comfortable with being at home, but once you’ve...