She Wants to Work

Kayla is a stay-at-home mom, and they need more money to get out of debt. Emotionally, she feels as though she should stay home, but she wants to work. Dave thinks if she wants to go back to work, she should.

QUESTION: Kayla in South Carolina is a stay-at-home mom, and they need more money to get out of debt. She’s debating whether or not she should go back to work. Her husband brings home $2,600 a month. Emotionally, she feels as though she should stay home, but she wants to work. Dave thinks if she wants to go back to work, she should.

ANSWER: You would like to go back to work for you. If you want to go back to work, what’s the question? You’re trying to blame it on the debt, but you said you wanted to go back to work. I don’t think we need to blame it on the debt. I think we can just say you want to go back to work, and I don’t think that makes you a bad person.

I don’t give a rip what people think. My wife was a full-time mom for 27 years. I have ladies who work on my team who have children who are excellent mothers, and they’re full-time here. They work 40 hours a week. That doesn’t mean they’re not great moms. For someone to say you can’t be a great mom because you work—that’s B.S. And for somebody to say that somehow you’re not a good person because you’re not living out your intellectual fulfillment or some such crap as a full-time mom—that’s B.S.

What you need to do is you and your husband need to pray about what you want to do, and you guys need to do that and not give a rip what all these other people with their opinions are and get on with your life. Then that’ll solve this little bit of debt in a heartbeat. But yeah, you ought to go back to work. Why? Because you want to.