There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be a stay at home mother. Children, once you have them I believe, should be your first priority. You don’t have children to leave them with someone else. However, if you have a woman who is not happy at home then her children will not be happy either. So something needs to be worked out to meet everyone’s needs. Independence for women I believe is the right to choose and be respected for whichever lifestyle you choose. Presently, it may not be as big an issue as most women are forced to work outside the home to help support the family.
Are you living the life you want? Are you pressured by what the man in your life thinks you should be doing? Are you worried about what your friends and family will think if you step outside the box? It’s hard to assert yourself once a long standing pattern has been established. But it’s not impossible at all.
In Betty Frieden’s book, 1963, The Feminine Mystique, it’s interesting to see the evolution of women. I have chosen one excerpt for you to read below. I hope it inspires you!