Would you sacrifice your full time high paying career to become a full time mom?
It's so hard to give up an income, high paying or low paying as it may be, to stay home as a full time mom. I did it though, as did many other moms on HubPages (I even wrote two hubs about it...) . I didn't want to miss the early years in my children's lives. I can always get a job later in life, but I could never relive my children's early years.
it depends on the financial situation of the family. If I have a choice I would live to take care of my baby and prefer not working outside the home.
If the economic status of the country and my personal finances and home situation allowed me to do so, then yes, I would much prefer to be a full-time mother over any other occupation.
using the term "sacrifice" is quite the insult to all the full time moms out there. if a carreer is more important then raising your kids then you shouldn't even have kids.
I would, but then again, I don't have a high paying career. I'm a teacher.
It has been said that it's not possible to " Have your cake and to eat it". To have a top position in a prestigious company, well groomed kids and an immaculate home. Something will have to give and there will have to be so sacrifice in terms of... read more
Certainly.. a child's childhood is something that can't be relieved and definitely important to be there to guide them during their formative years.
Yeah sure! if I would be having a full time high paying husband who can take care of me and my baby as well, I would definitely sacrifice my career for these two most important people in my life.
When my husband and I had our 2nd child (I was a single mother to 1 before meeting him), our income was cut in half when we decided that it would be better to have someone at home than to have our children "raised in daycare". Not to say you are, but it really just depends on how materialistic you are and what the drop in income would mean to your family. If you can handle (some people can't) possibly refinancing or moving to achieve a lower mortgage payment and cutting back on eating out then I say go for it. If you have been smart with your money then you should be ok. It is a true blessing to be able to be there for your children as babies and toddlers. There is a unique bond built between parents who stay at home, that most of the time isn't there with working parents. There is nothing better than actually getting to see your child's first smile, steps and hear their first words and all the other firsts. Basically, being there for your children is something that no amount of money can buy.
I agree with Nightwork, being a full time mother is not a sacrifice. For me, the essence of a woman is being a mother. I resigned just this April so I can be one. It wasn't exactly a high paying career, but it was a career that was satisfying and empowering for me. However, it involved a lot of travelling and my family comes first. As others have posted here, childhood can't be relived. There is no rewind button.
As others pointed out, sacrifice is a weighty word;nonetheless, if I worked full-time and made good money and I enjoyed my work, then I would keep the job. Kids grow up. I think setting an example of being a happy women employed in job that pays well is worth hanging on to. This in no way is meant to be demeaning to women who stay home to be a full-time mom. I chose to stay home by default since I had no employment and no child care.
What would happen if you turned your question around and asked: Would a man sacrifice (sic) his full-time, high paying career to become a full-time dad?
I did, and I have no regrets. I'm not saying every day is perfect, but I always knew I wanted to be home full time with my kids, and for me, it was the right decision. It has definitely been a privilege to be able to do so. Sometimes I think it would be so much easier to still have that income and the freedoms that go with it, but I'd also be giving up a lot that I know I wouldn't be able to live without. For me, it was the best choice I could have made.
I think there should be a balance in all we do and live. Being a mom of 3 boys I adore can not be tradable with anything else. But as a human being with dreams for myself as well, I want to work normal hours which I do. It is hard, but can be done.
I would, I think that having children and being a mother can be the most rewarding jobs we can have.
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