motherhood, work and my issue with self-worth

Mother and Child (detail from The Three Ages of Woman), c.1905

I told a friend the other day that it feels really good to be properly working again, after more than three years of being pretty much a full-time mum. As she readily agreed with me, I felt myself beginning to question why it feels so good and the answer worries me a little.

Of course it’s always nice to have more cash to spend. And it is great to be using my brain for stuff other than small child related things. But the good feeling I have goes beyond these things; it’s more about my level of self-worth.

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