If you had the choice, would you rather be a stay-at-home-mom or...
join your husband in bringing home a paycheck?
Both! In this day and age with places such as Hubpages that is entirely possible.
I stayed at home and raised my daughter and found ways to earn a paycheck from home during that time. No reason one has to give up one for the other.
I have had ( and do) have a choice.
It is this simple..............
when my hubby needs me....I am there
when my children do, I am there.
Serve the greater need........it is material things.
does my child need braces, that our insurance
won't pay for?.........take a job
does my child need a "girl scout" mom.......do that
I am among the fortunate.......some mothers
work just to feed........do not make light of them.
They pay great dues........
Swimming pools, autos, TV's , stereos, cell phones.......are
not necessary for survival. Each mom will pay a price.
She will NOT pay it to me.
At the end of the day, I like having
something that is "mine", even if it is little.
i would say stay at home untill your baby is at lest in full time school because yoo may find it hard to part with your baby at lest when your chiled has 2 go to school yool have the feedum to be abel to work
I am a stay at home mom of 3 full time school kids. I love being able to be involved in the different activities that my kids are in, from gymnastics, wrestling, basketball,baseball,soccor,swiming and of course school. But I am very lucky to have a husband that makes good money and is able to support us and everything the kids want and need. But if I had to I would go and find a job.
At this point I'd remain a SAHM. I don't miss anything, and with my youngest getting older (she is 1-1/2 now), it allows me to have a bit more time to focus on writing and artwork, two of my passions since childhood. Sometimes I do sell paintings, or copies of the children's book I wrote, or articles & poetry, so I still make some extra money. Obviously, it's not as much as if I were working 40 hours per week, but as I mentioned, I don't miss anything --- and I think that years from now I will look back and thank God(dess?) that I made the choice that I have...
I can only speak from my experience. I have had the priviledge of being a stay at home mom and I feel that it has contributed greatly to my childrens' happiness and well being. But I was truly given a gift when my husband and I started working together at an online marketing business that let us work from home and gave us financial investment education at the same time. This gave us an income and the ability to let our money work for us.
So I never had to choose, I just do both at home.
Both for me as well! I plan on taking some time off when I have babies, then working part-time while they're in school.
I know that for me it's difficult to stay happy and motivated if I don't have a clear schedule and a place to be out of the house each morning. I also find my career incredibly fulfilling--and I know I'll find raising kids to be fulfilling too! I can't imagine picking one over the other, especially if I have the luxury of working only the hours when the kids are in school.
Personally, I'd get bored staying at home with an empty house--but before then, I'll want to be home a lot to tend the little ones.
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