This interview was made with a parent from my class:
Were you working before you got married?
No I wasn’t, I got married immediately after I graduated from college, then I started working 4 months after marriage.
2. Do you think it is important for mothers to stay working or they are supposed to be housewives?
Well , well, well , I think every mother is a working mom, but, for working mothers , it is so challenging and stressful when it comes to balancing between career and family. Although work offers us enjoyment and fulfillment we experience from work itself as well as satisfaction of accomplishing a specific ambition and financial support for the family, we have to always put in mind that our kids are the most important thing in life and always have to be the priority. BUT it is always the QUALITY OF TIME and NOT the QUANTITY ( how much time) we spend with our kids that matters, as well as how well we organize our time and daily schedule. I like my job very much, but sometimes I wonder if I would have given more time and care for my kids in case I was a house wife. For example, sometimes I wish I could pick up my kids from school more often, and feel fresh and relaxed as they reach home so I can spend the rest of the day with them, at a time when I come back home after a very busy working day feeling exhausted, stressed and in a need of a (one-hour) nap badly.
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