It seems common for people to have negative opinions or even attack women who embrace the very important role of being a mother.
As someone whose own mother is a successful professional, I fully support any woman who chooses that. So I would like to avoid discussing the rights which women already have in western nations. But it seems to have developed into an socially conceded axiom that women must prefer pursuing a career path over being a stay at home mother. There is a social stigma surrounding it and sometimes if you speak positively in appreciation of the importance of a mother's role in her child's development, people are quick to accuse you of degrading women. If you're a stay at home mom or endeavor to be one, people seem very quick to suggest that you pursue a career and almost militantly attack any suggestion that you might have a fulfilling life as a stay at home mother that will benefit your family. Sometimes this is extended beyond being a stay at home mother to treating motherhood itself as if it is morally wrong.
So this is for moms, especially stay at home moms, have you experienced such things? Are there social barriers and have they led to more tangible barriers in the way of being a stay at home mother or even just as a mother? Did this affect your decision to be a stay at home mother or not?
I realize that this can be a sensitive issue and there are some mothers struggling to cope with being a stay at home mom and then there are many cases of mothers who would absolutely love to stay at home, but feel don't have that opportunity. Maybe sometimes the grass is greener, but I would like to hear personal experiences from stay at home moms and those who have considered it. How often have you come across hostility toward motherhood and how has it affected your life and what did you do to overcome it?