If given a chance, would you like to just be stay at home mom, work or partly both?
During times of economic difficulties most mom have to work outside the home to augment the family income? However, if you don't need the money and the family is well off, is it more advantageous to just stay at home and take care of the needs of the husband and the children?
I am a nurse by profession, but currently a stay home mom. We decided to have another child and ended up getting twins, which gave us 6 kids! I'll tell you in my opinion, this is the hardest job I've ever had to do. I know some people look at stay at homes like they have it easy and that is just the opposite.
I am a work at home mom. I do not have to work. Not because my husband makes loads of money but because we live a life that is fitting to our income. Most moms that are married with a working husband could be stay at home mothers if they were willing to give up a few luxury items. Granted it is each mother's choice but I choose to stay home. I work only to help a friend who owns a business and what money I go gets to add to our savings. There is nothing more important or as rewarding to me than taking care of my children and husband. Not only do I get the pleasure of knowing they are well cared for but I really enjoy being a mother and wife. My personal opinion is that it also effects the communities we live in. Children who have a caring mother at home are less likely to roam the streets and get in trouble. And I'm sure this won't be liked but I think there would be less divorce if more women took the same pride other generations did in taking care of their husbands. Just my Opinion.
I am a stay at home mom by choice, having turned down employment offers. I also work from home, but choose my client load.
At one time in my life, I attended college full time and was the Program Director at a Chamber of Commerce -- I will tell you now, being a stay at home mom is much busier and more challenging -- and more rewarding.
I find the mental stimulation from projects is beneficial to my well being, and thereby, benefits my husband and family. I don't think compartmentalizing everything is healthy or accurate. My husband enjoys seeing me work and the satisfaction I get from a job well done. He also loves seeing me with our children. We have 5. We only have one vehicle currently bc we do not have the cash to buy another, and do not want payments. We agreed before we ever married that (a) we wanted at least 4 children, (b) we would do all it takes to keep them home and not in daycare. It's not always easy, but I don't regret it. But - to answer your question -- I suppose I do partly both -- with the majority being SAHM.
women who work outside the home tend to have higher self-esteem. i was never lucky enough to have kids, but if i did i would spend the hour of face-to-face time per day with each one, which is the characteristic of well-adjusted kids. other than that, i would guiltlessly enjoy my work and know i was being a good example for my daughters.
My kids are past the age where they really need me to be home with them now, but when they were younger, I went out to work full time and I really regret not being able to be a stay at home mom. I feel like I really missed out on something. That said, it's something that every mother should decide for herself.
I love the way my life is currently organized, and wouldn't change a thing -- I'm a work-at-home mom, and my husband is a stay-at-home dad. He takes care of the kids and does most of the cooking and housework. I make the paycheck, but I'm able to set up my schedule so that we can trade off if the kids are having a difficult day and we can both still do anything outside of the house that we want while the other fills in. He occasionally helps me with editing and such, but it's with the understanding that his first priority is to the care of the household and mine to the paycheck.
I will definitely stay at home and educate my kids. Being a working mom makes me feel guilty for not spending more time with my kids. They felt neglected and short of love. My kids always hug me when I come back home. I knew they missed me. Sigh...
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