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Can You Afford to Live Without a Stay-At-Home Mom?
As a former Stay-At-Home Dad the Answer is No You Can't!!
Yes for a while I was a stay-at-home dad and the wife went to work. I did her job. And I thought I did pretty well at it to. The kids may disagree on this one. OK so the food prep left a bit of ingenuity. But who doesn't like PB&J at every meal?
But when it came to the house work that they could not argue with me about. Looking back I can relate to what she is doing. Understand it that is no way. For all the other stay at home dads out there there are just some things that we can not do as hard as we try.
But this is about the stay-at-home mom. Its amazing how many organizations and people believe that both parents should work to bring in a better income for the family. Without kids that could be a possibility. With kids that is a completely different story.
As the stay-at-Home Mom in our house will say... Always do your research - Here are a few things on Amazon to help with that
You will notice that some of these are in here twice. That is because there are for the book first and the Kindle version second. Thus shown twice.
OK dads this site is also directed at you so here is a little something to help you as well.
Which are you?
Please select the one closest to your family?
You Must Choose Wisely
Being a Stay-at-Home Parent is a choice
And in my opinion the right one.
For me being the stay at home dad was not a choice it was due to medical reasons. Looking back I would be glad to go through everything again to be able to spend the time with our kids.
For my wife being the Stay-at-Home mom was a choice. This is a choice that she does not want to change anytime soon.
You Have Chosen Wisely
The states and Home Schooling
A Very Rough breakdown of what they are Really Worth
A few supporting sites to back up the Stay-at-Hom Mom in your life
What's a Mom's Work Worth? This is the main page with several items to look into.
- Salary.com - The Survay
A fun way to see how much you are underpaying your Stay-at-Home mom.
- Small Business Cener
Why Stay-At-Home Moms Are Worth More than $100K a Year
- Time Business and Money
A Mom’s Work Is Worth $113K Annually. Or Maybe About Half That Even half that is still more than I make in 2 - 3 years.
The grass is always greener - On the other side of the window
I have heard women at work say that they would like to be a Stay-at-Home mom if they only could be.
I have also heard Stay-at-Home moms say they wish the could take some time a way in the work place.
Its interesting how the old saying "The Grass is all ways greener on the other side of the fence" keeps sprouting up. Or with my wording sort of close to it.
With any job "and yes being a Stay-at-Home mom is a full time job". There are usually other jobs that are out that you think would be a better fit for you. But to you parents in the eyes of your kids you could not be in a better position. They may not always say it though. But growing up and having a mom that was always there meant more that I knew but have learned that I am a parent.
Some books to relate to this idea
The country mouse and the City mouse sort of like the stay at home mom and the at work mom. Interesting paradox don't you think?
Growing up the number of times these stories were read to me or I have read them has meant a lot. Not to mention the memories that brought back just looking at the cover.
One Heartbeat At A Time - Steven Curtis Chapman
Friend - Wife - Stay-at-Home Mother of our kids - I Love You and more importantly - Thank You