Expectant Mom Refuses to Be a SAHM: Is She in the Wrong? 😲

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Picture this: a happy couple, both successful business owners, excitedly expecting their first child. But when it comes to discussing childcare and parenting roles, they find themselves at odds. The mom-to-be, who loves her job, is eager to return to work after maternity leave, while her husband assumed she'd be a stay-at-home mom until their child starts school. The couple's disagreement raises questions about expectations, gender roles, and the challenges of modern parenting. 💑👶🤯

Pregnant and Planning

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Work-Life Balance

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Childcare Conundrum

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Mismatched Expectations

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Nanny Search

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Clashing Opinions

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Mental Health Matters

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Work and Parenthood

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Heated Exchange

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Supportive Spouse

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Understanding but Unyielding

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Feeling Guilty?

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Business Boundaries

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Personal Preference

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Unplanned Pregnancy

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The Great SAHM Debate: Who's in the Wrong? 🤔

This expectant mom is caught in a dilemma: she loves her job and wants to return to work after maternity leave, but her husband assumed she'd be a stay-at-home mom until their child starts school. The couple's disagreement highlights the challenges modern parents face when it comes to balancing work and family life. While the mom-to-be understands her husband's concerns, she knows that being a SAHM would take a toll on her mental health. Despite feeling a bit guilty, she stands firm in her decision. Let's dive into the internet's top responses to this tricky situation... 🌐💬

Moms should not be guilted into being SAHP. NTA 👏

claireclairey | claireclairey

Parent defends working moms, calls out partner's patriarchal assumption. 👏

KarmaRan0verMyDogma | KarmaRan0verMyDogma

Expectant couple's late discussion on parenting causes tension. 🤦🏻‍♀️

RatioNo1114 | RatioNo1114

Late conversation about expectations leads to inevitable resentment city 🏠

Mrflappy1980 | Mrflappy1980

Mom-to-be stands up for career, but should have discussed earlier 🤷‍♀️

DRanged691 | DRanged691

Engaging suggestion for stay-at-home dad sparks sarcastic backlash.

hauptj2 | hauptj2

Expectant mom faces unsupportive partner in career vs. SAHM decision 🤔

KenzieMayRae | KenzieMayRae

SAHM life has destroyed me, don't get sucked in 😢

Jollycondane | Jollycondane

Mom-to-be refuses to be a SAHM and stands her ground 💪

AggravatingPatient18 | AggravatingPatient18

Breaking gender roles and standing up for yourself. You go!

rattitude23 | rattitude23

Expectant mom stands up for herself, but surprises with timing 🤔

gendr_bendr | gendr_bendr

Parent suggests daycare or splitting parenting duties for working mother.

MeatyMagnus | MeatyMagnus

Discussing parenting roles before pregnancy is important. Tag teaming works! 👍

pudge-thefish | pudge-thefish

Don't sacrifice your career for his. NTA. 👏

Any-Blackberry-5557 | Any-Blackberry-5557

Discussing career goals before having kids is crucial 👨‍🎓

IAmNotJohnHS | IAmNotJohnHS

Equal parenting responsibilities for equal parenting decisions 👨🏻‍💻

Alicia0510 | Alicia0510

Dad should take care of the baby 😒 NTA

CakeZealousideal1820 | CakeZealousideal1820

Choosing to work as a mom? NTA. Start nanny search.

Major_Bother8416 | Major_Bother8416

Mom-to-be stands up for herself and her career goals 💪

happybanana134 | happybanana134

Father should love and spend time with child as much as mother 👨🏻‍🎤

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Supportive reply to mom's decision to not be a SAHM. 👍

nothisTrophyWife | nothisTrophyWife

Mom-to-be stands up for herself against controlling husband 💪

GarbageGworl | GarbageGworl

Choosing to work and be a mom is empowering 💪

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Choosing to be a stay-at-home-mom is a personal decision 👨‍🏻‍📺, but communication is key 📢

nicolepleasestop | nicolepleasestop

Childcare debate: NTA for wanting to work, but discuss options 👨🏻‍🎤

RevolutionaryCow7961 | RevolutionaryCow7961

Expectant mother stands up for herself against controlling husband 💪

dublos | dublos

Being a stay-at-home mom can be tough. NTA for wanting more.

StressyandMessy24 | StressyandMessy24

Fair point, why not switch off or let him stay home? 🤔

Snowconetypebanana | Snowconetypebanana

Mom stands up for her right to work. 💪

Mysterious_Bridge_61 | Mysterious_Bridge_61

Choosing not to be a SAHM is okay 👍

just-jen57 | just-jen57

Choosing not to be a stay-at-home parent doesn't make you NTA 😊

RNGinx3 | RNGinx3

Expectant mom refuses to be a SAHM, gets support. 👏

kittencalledmeow | kittencalledmeow

Supportive comment encourages new mom to pursue her career goals 💪

trudymonster | trudymonster

Mental health matters! Being a working mom can be best 👍

health_actuary_life | health_actuary_life

Working mom defends her choice, suggests hiring a business manager 🤔

lukibunny | lukibunny

Debating the respect of a woman's choice to not SAHM 🤔

Neither_Pop3543 | Neither_Pop3543

Expectant mom stands her ground against unreasonable expectations. 💪

ArwenCherryBlossom | ArwenCherryBlossom

Challenge gender roles! NTA for not wanting to be SAHM 💪

Bitter-Row-3509 | Bitter-Row-3509

Breaking the stereotype: Expectant mother wants to keep her career 💪

RehinaPhalange | RehinaPhalange

Cultural differences in parenting: Should maternity leave be longer?

Adela_Ch | Adela_Ch

Motherhood is a job, not a sentence. You're NTA for wanting more.

julgwill | julgwill

Male perspective supports expectant mom's decision to hire nanny. 👨‍👩‍👦 NTA

Crafty_Editor_4155 | Crafty_Editor_4155

Communication is key! 🗣️ But this NTA comment shows that sometimes things slip through the cracks.

tallish_corgi | tallish_corgi

Breaking gender stereotypes in parenthood 💪

AntiquePop1417 | AntiquePop1417

Breaking the double standard: why should child care be women's responsibility? 🙏

Darwina1226 | Darwina1226

Commenter fully supports the mom's decision 👍

mynamecouldbesam | mynamecouldbesam

OP's husband's red flag raises concern among commenters 🤔

Sea-Armadillo-7717 | Sea-Armadillo-7717

Breaking gender roles: Expectant mom refuses to be SAHM. 💪

Efficient-Cupcake247 | Efficient-Cupcake247

Lighten up on nanny requirements to avoid SAHM conflict 🤣

ImCold555 | ImCold555

Expectant father prioritizes strangers over his own family? 🤔

psychme89 | psychme89

Thoughtful suggestion for childfree couple considering adoption 👨‍🍳

Super_Reading2048 | Super_Reading2048

This commenter is not the a**hole. 👍

laravitoriagabriela | laravitoriagabriela

Empowering response to traditional gender roles 💪

Gumamae | Gumamae

Empowerment! You have the right to make your own choices 💪

mrslII | mrslII

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