Q:

Do you believe in staying home or going to work?

  • Nicole says:
    I believe that you have to do what you have to do to get by in today's world. One way may work for some Moms while another way is better for others. I prefer staying home with my kids but I am realistic in the sense that someday I may have to work in order to help my family survive.

  • Francine says:
    I have no choice but to work but I think I would like to stay at home had I had a choice!

  • Amanda says:
    I would rather stay home if we could afford it but I need to find work & can't

  • Rachel says:
    I would love to stay home and take care of my son and clean house but its actually quite opposite...my husband stays at home and i work

  • Amanda says:
    whatever works for you, I personally am happy to be able to stay at home, but it's not for everyone

  • Melissa says:
    For me personally, staying at home.

  • patrice says:
    I believe in stayin home but I don't get that choice!! i work hard to take care of my handsome son

  • Nicole says:
    No... I prefer to work so; my son can have the things I didnt have as a child...

  • shauna says:
    staying at home

  • Aimee says:
    I would love to be a stay-at-home mom but I need to work so I'll probably work part-time.

  • Anonymous says:
    I would love to stay home, but I must work.

  • Tarsha says:
    BOTH IS GOOD TO STAY AT HOME AND BE ABLE TO FOCUS ON YA KIDS N THEN AGAIN ITS GOOD TO WORK TO HELP SUPPORT YA FAMILY

  • Angela says:
    Whatever it takes to remain sane, I needed to "get out" so I went back to work both times when my kids were 4 mths old

  • Jessica says:
    I stay at home now...and would love to stay home forever :) But i will go back to work one day...

  • Victoria says:
    staying at home...that is a lot of work in itself. If you can work it out and I think it is totally worth every bit...

  • Lory says:
    Staying at home if at all possible. But I have the best of both worlds, as we own our own company I can do work while being at home.

  • Amanda says:
    Both

  • Micaela says:
    STAYING HOME ALL THE WAY TO WATCH MY BABYS GROW

  • Anonymous says:
    Both - Depends on the circumstance and how the child is....

  • Jenae says:
    If I could afford to I'd stay home.

  • Laura says:
    I believe in both and admire and am extremely jealous of those that can afford to stay home.

  • Anonymous says:
    I chose to stay home, not everyone has that choice.

  • Kate says:
    Staying at home, but if you have to work, then you have to. I had to go back after the first but I have been fortune enough to be able to stay home after the second.

  • Melissah says:
    For me ther eis no question... Its staying home. But i do realise that some people arent able to... But people who have kids thengo bac to work straight away that dont need to and do it just coz wen they have to put their kids in care and never c them PISSES ME OFF!! DONT HAVE FRIGGIN KIDS IF U DONT REALLY WANT THEM!!

  • Jamie says:
    I have done both, but I am definantly enjoying staying home right now. I think of al the things I would miss, and have missed with the older two and it breaks my heart.

  • Melissa says:
    Well, I work part time, and I love it. I am home for most of the time, but it gives me a chance to get out and do something other then stay home every day.

  • Leah says:
    to each their own

  • Amy says:
    well i would love to stay home till at least our first chiled is in school, but i dont think thats going to happen. so i would get a part time job not full time, being a mom is the best job ever!

  • Jacqui says:
    I think it's best if at least one parent is home or in an occupation that is flexible enough that you can ALWAYS be there when needed

  • Pamela says:
    Depends. Staying home is ideal. But you may not pull it off in this economy. It may not be feasible with this econnomic situation. Each family is different each child is different.But if you can sacrafice and do it I'd go for it..

  • Hilda says:
    both

  • Melissa says:
    I would love to stay home all the time and I mostly do. However I have no choice but to work a few short shifts per week.

  • Anonymous says:
    It really deoends on what you can afford, for us we would have to pay more then I would make for child care so we choose for mw to stay home.

  • Sarah says:
    I believe in staying at home it is much better if you have friendships to call you and get together with you I dont have anyone and it stinks at times .. I also believe that some people just like working and doing what they do and that is alright ..

  • Deb says:
    Stay at home if you can. I did and I loved it. Wouldn't trade it for the world. But, everyone and every situation is different. I don't judge anyone for not staying at home.

  • Desiree says:
    I prefer to stay home, but I like working too. just need to take breaks :)

  • Carly says:
    going to work. i am on maternity leave at the moment and im due to go back in august.

  • Lisa says:
    Definitely staying at home, raising my kids and watching them grow.

  • Sarah says:
    LOL, trust me if I were a rich woman I would stay at home until the littlest one started all day school...... but, despite the fact that daddy would let me do that if it's what I really want, things will be better when I get back to work

  • Natasha says:
    It's a person's preference, mine is staying home.

  • Diana says:
    I believe every mom and family does what's right for them. As for me I do a little bit of both and it works for us plus I like to have a little cash knowing that I worked for it. I only work 24 hrs a week 2 days a week so its not too bad and i get to be with my child so I feel lucky.

  • Dominique says:
    Personally i stay at home with my girls but i think its completly a personal choice and no one should be judged for the decision they make.

  • Mary says:
    i BELIEVE IN GOING TO WORK

  • melissa says:
    I believe you should do whatever you need to do to take the best care of your kids. I've worked and stayed home with my kids.

  • Ashley says:
    i would rather stay home with her for the first year, but unfortunately that isnt possible...

  • Angie says:
    Unfortunately, I have to work. It takes 2 anymore just to pay the bills. If at all possible I believe the mother should get to stay home and raise her children instead of paying someone else to spend time with them.

  • Paula says:
    ive done both, at the mo i've just left work but you have to do whats best for your family

  • Sarah says:
    depends on the situation.

  • Claire says:
    i would love to stay home, and if you can, then do, but i myself is returning to work :(

  • lindsey says:
    a moms choice, i stay at home, but not to say that i will forever. But i love being at home with my kids

  • Bonita says:
    Staying home if you can afford it.

  • Ewa says:
    depends, i think ull know if/when u want to go back to work

  • Tanya says:
    I think it depends on the individual and their needs.

  • Anonymous says:
    I think it depends on the individual. I missed him too much when I went back to work though,

  • Kat says:
    Depends if you have someone to stay with your child that you can trust with your life.

  • Amanda says:
    it just depends on your situation. some people are able to stay home and raise the kids and others havev to work. as long as the children are taken care of i dont see where it matters

  • Mel says:
    staying at home

  • Anonymous says:
    I believe in spending as much time with your child as possible especially during those early formative year and providing a safe and structured environment. However, in today's world, it takes both parents working to raise a child and have a decent standard of living. Unless, you are born into money. I can look back and point to extreme differences in development and cognitive abilities of my children whom I stayed home with and the ones that went to child care so I could work. Staying home would have been best, but I had to feed them!

  • Kaylia says:
    I would love to go back to school and get a career so I could work. I would love to stay home but money doesn't grow from trees!

  • Michelle says:
    I wouldn't get a job outside the home if you paid me, LOL!! Seriously, though, I absolutely prefer being at home with my children, all day every day.

  • Anonymous says:
    To each her own. Whatever works for them.

  • Emma says:
    I am a stay at home but dont have a beleif either way it is what works best for you to be the best mum you can be

  • Carie says:
    would rather be at home, but i have to work

  • DESIREE says:
    WORK

  • Marie says:
    both, i´ve done both. its nice to be home if money isnt the issue, i think it better for the child.

  • Lisa says:
    I believe, if you're able to, the first (@ least) four years of a child's life should be spent w/their "significant caregiver" (Mom, Dad, Family member, etc.)

  • julie says:
    I stayed home and would not have missed it for the world. But, my daughter works and seems to be fine, so to each her own. Depends on the situation.

  • Victoria says:
    going to work

  • Kisha says:
    Going to work

  • LaKisha says:
    If you can stay at home do it.. people crazy cant trust everyone with your kids but I gotta work to so all home days sooner or later will come to an end.

  • Rebecca says:
    I have to work! I love staying home for two weeks but after that I go nuts!

  • Tina says:
    either or

  • shanna says:
    staying at home and going to work being a stay at home mom you can do more stuff with your kids but working is ok to

  • Kelly says:
    Bettering my education for myself and my son, so instead, going to work

  • Amelia says:
    Staying home for me, but it's not for everyone.

  • Anonymous says:
    Staying home, but I have to work. Get Mondays off. I hate for someone else to raise my baby.

  • Wyona says:
    I feel that moms should if they can at all stay at home with their children, but I know it is too hard this day and time it takes two jobs to support a family...

  • Michelle says:
    I would absolutely LOVE TO Be a Stay at home mom---but I also like to buy for the kids! Wade included!

  • Just says:
    I had to work. I'm not sure if I could have stayed home. Going to work was like a vacation compared to home.

  • Anonymous says:
    I would love to stay home some days, but I really appreciate some time away.

  • crystal says:
    Well i would love to work but i have been a stay at home mother for 7 years.

  • Cassie says:
    Both! I work because of insurance and it gives me a break daily. I wish I could choose each day whether to stay at home or work! That would be ideal!! :)

  • Amber says:
    It depends on the mom. I work, I have since she was one and a half and that works for me. As long as your kids are your number one, then it doesn't matter. Sometimes I do feel sad that I've missed things.......If I could stay home..definatly.

  • Kristen says:
    Believe in? Considering I did both they both occur obviously but I have now choosen to work at home which is a mesh of the two.

  • Charlie says:
    wish i could stay at home but can afford it!

  • Tonya says:
    well i would LOVE to stay home, but that's not in the cards at the moment. Eventually it would be awesome to work from home, doing freelance work and stuff - but that kind of depends on hubby right now. :) He really wants me to be able to stay home too, so we'll see what the future allows.

  • PAULA says:
    I LIKE TO STAY AT HOME.

  • Mari says:
    I believe everyone is different and everyone has a different life. I work ...but i think i could get pretty comfortable not working.

  • Anonymous says:
    If the person can stay home for the first years would be better but nothing is as we want.

  • Anonymous says:
    I believe in both for different reasons for different people.

  • clare says:
    both, we all need money and to get money you have to go to work but your children should always come first

  • Jennifer says:
    either one, i've been a stay at home now for 3 years and its starting to drive me crazy

  • Carol says:
    staying home if possible.

  • Kita says:
    Work.

  • Emma says:
    staying at homee at least for the first few months

  • Krystal says:
    Staying home

  • Jordan says:
    Both being that you have a trustworthy and reliable babysitter. These days I absolutely don't believe in daycares after what they do to peoples children.

  • Elz says:
    either whatever makes you happy and works for you

  • Joanne says:
    Everyone is different, it is very hard to go out to work when you have children tho...

  • Jennifer says:
    Staying home

  • Kathryn says:
    Going to work....bc my son needs to be a kid and he cant do that hanging around with me...but i wished i could spend every min with him.

  • Nadine says:
    Staying at home, i would like my kids to grow up and learn from me

  • Kirsten says:
    I've done both and continue to do so. The are benefits to both.

  • Elizabeth says:
    Both...I'm in between

  • Savannah says:
    both. need money but its good to be there for your bundle of joy

  • Anna says:
    staying at home 100% their only little once

  • Amanda says:
    staying home and spending as much time with my little man as possible

  • stephanie says:
    id love to do both stay at home i wudnt miss anything wit my lil girl n go to work n make new friends x

  • Judy says:
    We live in a day and time where both parents have to work that is for most, I believe that every minute of parents time that they have should be with their children

  • Carina says:
    both. I think its important to have a stable home life and sometimes that means staying home but some families need/want more and that requires two incomes sometimes.

  • Carrie says:
    it depends I have done both I would like to actually get a job that starts when the kids are in school and ends when they get out but when you are a single mom you have to take whatever you get.

  • Nicole says:
    I would give anything to stay home, and I did for several years, but being a single mom I dont have that luxury anymore. I do love my job and it allows me to provide all the things my kids need.

  • Cyndi says:
    I believe that you have to do what you have to do to provide for your child. I went back to work when he was 9 weeks old. When he was 10 months old I was able to quit my job and now I stay home with him!!! I had a hard time leaving him each day to go to work and paying someone else to do what I felt I was meant to do - nurture him.

  • Leslie says:
    I really do love working, wish I knew certain things then that I know.

  • Gail says:
    Staying Home! I didn't have kids just so someone else could raise them.

  • Lauren says:
    Its so hard to stay home... Especially cuz they sleep alot and i t gets kinda boring... i likwe working and making money

  • donna says:
    staying home when they little but then work when they older.

  • Sam says:
    i love bein at home with my son but would like to work to

  • Sonja says:
    I really enjoy staying home with my babies. I dont think i could handle being away from them for too long.

  • Kym says:
    Staying Home

  • Danielle says:
    i like to stay at home n watch mii kids grow up but other ppl like to go bak to work

  • Karen says:
    I work 3 hrs a day so if you need to work do it if you want to stay home stay home.

  • Jessica says:
    It all depends on what mom wants. I worked when Jaydon was little and now I stay home. Whatever makes the family happy.

  • Jodie says:
    whatever works for you. if i could stay home for good, i would, but with the circumstances the way they are, i must return in September. It's only part time though, so it's not that bad :)

  • Amanda says:
    both, what ever you could afford, want to do.

  • Anonymous says:
    I am thankful for the circumstances that allowed me to stay home with Danielle for basically the first year. I needed to work some of the time for me, and stay home as much as I can for the kids.

  • Jessica says:
    right now i am staying at home

  • Katie says:
    I believe staying home is o.k., but I prefer to work. When the parents work it shows the children that work is important. Also in my position I have to work because I am a single mom.

  • Jamie says:
    I believe in tweeking your schedule so that you dont have to put them in daycare, my husband works during the day and when he gets home I go to work...

  • Tiffany says:
    I believe in staying home until they start school.

  • tamara says:
    both

  • Kristen says:
    I do both (work part time) but I respect women that choose to do either one. Sometimes it isn't possible to stay home.

  • Adana says:
    I wish I was a stay at home Mother, oh I wish!

  • carla says:
    staying home...but im not against moms going to work

  • Johanna says:
    Personally, I believe in staying home but not all moms get to or want to so I respect any mother's choice in how she raises her child/children.

  • Shanna says:
    Either. I have been a working mom, but honestly, I enjoy being a stay at home momma. I like being able to be there for my son.

  • Adriana says:
    I believe that everyone does what they feel is best for their children. I love being at home with my son and I wouldnt have it any other way. I am trully blessed to have that opourtunity.

  • Jaimie says:
    I stayed home for 3 years, but I have decided to start my career and was offered a great opportunity I couldn't pass up! I am for whatever you think is best for you and your family.

  • Kelly says:
    I was fortunate to stay at home with my 1st for 2 yrs. Life took over and I had to get a job after my 2nd. I had 5 sweet months with her at home. I feel like I missed out on so much with her. I made the choices I made for the better of my kids and would never go back on that. But if I was able to I would stay home with my babies for a little longer.

  • Amie says:
    I work she goes to my mama's, it works for us not everyone is able to stay home and it is very comfronting to me to know she is with someone who loves her very much

  • Cammy says:
    staying home for the first few years of the kids lives, then going to work

  • Heather says:
    I love beinga stay at home mommy! But will soon be getting a job.

  • Stephanie says:
    If you can stay home, stay home. If you must work, work. Do what you've got to do.

  • Brandy says:
    I stay at home. I don't know how I could do it going to work everyday.

  • Erin says:
    i like to stay home for atleast the baby age cause everyone always tells me on how fast they grow up and i just dont want to miss it

  • Anonymous says:
    I believe in whatever works best for you and your family.

  • Blayr says:
    i like staying home dont wanan miss ne thing

  • Anastacia says:
    going to work

  • audrey says:
    it depend on the situation

  • Kristy says:
    i believe in staying home but sometimes it doesnt work out so well

  • Nikki says:
    I beleive in doing what you have to do. Not everyone is lucky enough to sit at home with lots of money just rolling in, so if working is what they have to do to provide for their kids, of course I support it!

  • Samantha says:
    both it's up to the family, i work one day a week and i'm home woth ashlyn the rest

  • Anamaria says:
    i believe in both. im still living at home so i stay at home and look after my son. but if you got a mortage to pay off its understandable why other mums go back to work. money doesnt come for free.

  • Lucie says:
    Both

  • Sam says:
    staying at home unless u have to work untill they r in full time school

  • Jessie says:
    Both. You need your sanity. Working part-time seems to work well.

  • Charlene says:
    What ever you decide

  • Liz says:
    either, if you can work and bring up a child great, if staying at home is what you desire is great to child benifits either way by being provided for financially,or by being with there parent.

  • Annalee says:
    whatever works for you... i work but i think the hardest and most respectable job in the world is staying at home with your kids

  • Rebecca says:
    Whatever works! I have done BOTH!

  • Jodie says:
    staying home

  • Lauren says:
    I believe you do what ever suits you. I don't believe in a 6 week old baby being in day care 5 days a week. But when they are a little bit older, if you want or need to work then whats the problem? I won't be working, I want to be a stay at home mum. Each to there own I say.

  • Jennifer says:
    You have to do what you have to do for your children/family. Making money to support and provide is just as important as loving them.

  • Jessica says:
    I believe in staying home if it's possible. For us, it's just not do-able right now, so I guess having a teachers' schedule is the next best thing.

  • Dawn says:
    I believe that everyone is led differently. I believe one should not feel guilty one way or the other.

  • Rhonda says:
    Would love to stay home (I think) but "can't" afford it

  • Debbie says:
    Does work at home sound good? Thats what I want to do. Check out my business site... www.babiesbeadsmore.weebly.com

  • nicky says:
    stay at home mum until they go to school full time

  • Angela says:
    I would love to go back to work. If daycare didnt cost as much as a whole paycheck. I plan on getting a part time job. I need some sort of adult conversation.

  • Tiffany says:
    I believe in both...I love being home as much as possible and my job is very flexible with hours so im lucky to choose to work when i need to ....

  • Amber says:
    I stay home only because of all his therapy and the seizures other wise part time is good, you need to get away

  • stephanie says:
    working

  • Racheal says:
    I believe I would love to stay home but.. the way the economy is I can not. You gotta do what you gotta do to keep your kids safe and fed.

  • Anonymous says:
    both

  • bexiie says:
    work

  • michelle says:
    I believe in a balance between mom and dads to allow both

  • Becky says:
    going to work...i have no choice

  • Liz says:
    I believe in both

  • Anonymous says:
    I beleive in a balance of both, you need to be there for yoyr child and you need to development your skills and career, parttime seems to be the best, but not everyone has that option. I guess what whatever works for an individual in their own situation

  • Yvonne says:
    I think both are two very personal choices. I chose to work because I feel showing my children women can be sefl-sufficate is extremely important.

  • Anonymous says:
    Staying home

  • Anonymous says:
    I would love to stay home, although I love my job very much and Abby knows I do.

  • Pamela says:
    stayin home

  • Angela says:
    Either. I work full time as a phlebotomist. Due to me having my own offsite lab just down the road from my house, I get to get my kids ready in the morning, go home for lunch, eat dinner with them every night, and put them to bed. My hubby is the stay at home dad.

  • Cindy says:
    it's up to the mom and dad...the family...if it's financially workable to stay at home...then absolutley wonderful.....for the babes and the mom's....but...if not...i see nothing wrong with working....children turn out just fine with both parents working....and what happens if there is only one parent??? then what??? so....either way...

  • Caroline says:
    Both....

  • Becky says:
    I prefer (most of the time) staying home. I want to spend more than 3 hours a day with my sweet girl before she has to go to bed.

  • Ashley says:
    I prefer to stay home, but I've done both.

  • Brittany says:
    I think if I lived somewhere else then Iola, KS I could stay at home, but since I live in this small town I'd rather go to work or I would lose my mind!

  • Anonymous says:
    Believe in staying home 100%. Wish I had planned for that when I took out all the stupid student loans for law school. I haven't been able to stay home. Brent and I worked it out where he stays home during the day while I work and then he works part time at night.

  • Jennifer says:
    I believe in a healthy balance. I would have loved to stay at home, but I also think kids need to be around other kids. If I had it to do over again, Sam would have probably been placed in a situation where he was surrounded by other kids from the get-go instead of staying home all the time with either Mommy or his Grandma.

  • donna says:
    BOTH

  • Alicia says:
    both if you can balance both gr8

  • Jonine says:
    Back when Petra was a baby I was working outside the home and could not escape this nagging feeling that this just wasn't right. That was when I discovered Titus 2. This does't mean it has always been an easy decision - I've gotten flack over the years a lot for not "going out" and providing for my family, sometimes I get stir crazy. It seemed only natural after Petra became school age that I homeschool because I was home any way.

  • Cecilia says:
    I rather stay at home but working is cool.

  • Cassandra says:
    staying home is something i love i prefer to be at home with my babies than be at work i want to enjoy watching my kids grow up first before i decide to go back to work

  • Lisa says:
    I am torn...my compromise is that I am a teacher and now that the boys are older, I am usually home when they are off.

  • Kimberly says:
    Whatever you feel most comfortable with, I wish I could be at home with her right now but I do think daycare is good for children when they are older for socialization reasons.

  • Heather says:
    staying home

  • Ashley says:
    I believe that every mom has to decide what's best for HER family. For us, me staying at home is what works best =)

  • Rhiannon says:
    work...you need your time

  • Morgan says:
    I believe that you have to do what is best for your family

  • Anonymous says:
    Everyone has to do whats best for their family. Luckily for me I get to stay home .

  • Melissa says:
    I have to work - but I believe the Mom should stay at home, that is why are kids are so messed up these days!

  • Erica says:
    if i could i would stay home with my angel, but i have to work...

  • Marcia says:
    im a stay at home mum

  • Anonymous says:
    Well I stay at home, but I would go to work if I had to.

  • Stephanie says:
    going to work..cuz now it takes 2...

  • Selina says:
    I believe in doing what's best for the mum / dad and kids and of course whatever you can afford financially

  • Tina says:
    staying home, I don't want someone else raising my kids

  • Carla says:
    For myself, I believe in staying at home, however, every mom is different. I used to work, however, my place right now is in the home.

  • Kylie says:
    what ever works for the person!

  • Hayley says:
    i stay home but each to there own

  • elizabeth joy says:
    both. i stayed home untill the 4 childen went to school

  • sue says:
    stay at home is great i have done both but with my last 2 kids we owned our on business so we took the kids with us so it was like being home

  • jamie says:
    i believe in both but for me i like staying home better because i couldnt deal with having a babysitter raise my kids or let them see there first steps or have them tell me how my child has been all day!!! thats just me though!!

  • Leanne says:
    both depends how thing suit finically

  • helen says:
    stay at home for a bit and go back to work if oyu want or need

  • Petra says:
    Both, which one suits one better.

  • Cathryn says:
    staying home...i hate to think about someone else watching my kids besides me.

  • Chezronda says:
    whatever works out for that family. I work, and feel mothers should< because staying home doesnt help too much. family's need money! but if they work it out where she doesnt have to do anything, then good for her.

  • Mariel says:
    in this day and age i can say that if you can afford to stay home hey more power to you. i try it and i had to go back to work after a year, because i could not stand it, living paycheck to paycheck and not been able to do other things.

  • bobbie sue says:
    i believe you should do nething in your power to make sure your kids are takin care of

  • Tracey says:
    I believe in what is best for my children, sometimes you need to be at work and sometimes you need to be home

  • Anonymous says:
    I believe that mom needs to be able to escape the house once in a while.

  • Eboni says:
    Either... But I like being home with them for now.

  • Stacy says:
    I went to work... everyday

  • Tameka says:
    i dont have a 'belief' its a choice each parent makes. i would prefer to stay home with bub till she turned 3-4 then put her in day care for 3 days a week and i work part time, then when she goes to school then i work while she is at school, but i dont think its financially practical to be on centrelink payments raising children and my partner isnt getting enough to support us, so im helping and moving us forward

  • Jenni says:
    I have done both but I like being home better

  • Kristina says:
    Both actually.... stay home w/the kids during the day, n go to work at night :)

  • Roxanne says:
    Personally, i would rather work, as i dont think its fair on me or conner being stuck in all the time, but there are benefits of being a SAHM too, its all down to the parents really.

  • Kelly says:
    I think moms should stay at home as long as they need to. There is nothing wrong with being a stay at home mom like there is nothing wrong with being a working mom

  • Johnnie says:
    Either, Its a choice.

  • Brittany says:
    i think it's different for every mom. it really depends on how you feel and how much income the household is making.

  • Laura says:
    Staying home if you can. I'd rather raise my kids than have a daycare or Nanny do it. I'm blessed to be able to spend so much time with them & witness all of their milestones.

  • Billie says:
    I think it's great if you can stay home with your children but with the eonomy the way it is.....you have to do what you have to do.

  • lisa says:
    It really depends on each person,some people can afford to stay home for some going back to work is a must.

  • Brandi says:
    Staying home until' she is old enough to go to daycare! Then off to work!

  • Bec says:
    i believe its every mothers own decision im a stay at home mum at the moment but i would love to go back to work soon

  • Anonymous says:
    i think its important to stay home with the baby. the first 5 yrs of their life is the most crucial to forming a bond with your child. i dont believe in palming your child off to day care or friends/relatives to go to work. once they reach primary school thats when mothers should return to work.

  • Jen says:
    I do both by working term-time only

  • Donna says:
    i am a stay at home mum but i also want to work some time down the track

  • Joanne says:
    whatever suits the family best - but especially the mother, if she wants to work then it can only benefit her, her family and her baby in lots of ways, socially, emotionally and financially,...

  • Lisa says:
    Bothqq

  • Gemma says:
    a bit of both

  • Gina says:
    well what ever you gotta do or wanta do I like to stay at home

  • Shari says:
    Staying home while kids are home.

  • Torrie says:
    I believe in both. Lucky I am able to stay at home with my child and would recommend doing so but I am currently finishing my degree to go to work so.

  • Whitney says:
    It all depends on the family and the situation. I think both parents need to have equal time with the kids, AND have enough time with eachother. Can be hard to manage when most everyone lives beyond their means, but it IS possible. Just takes sacrifice.

  • divakaleigh says:
    I believe in doing what works for your family.

  • Autumn says:
    Either one...I have had the blessing of being able to stay home, and it's been great, however some people can't do that and that's okay too..you have to do what' best for you and your family. That decision is not for anybody else to make.

  • Katie says:
    Stay A Home Mummyy :]

  • Tahnee says:
    I believe it is differentfor each person! I love staying at home.

  • April says:
    Either

  • Charlene says:
    I believe in what is best for you and your children and only a parent would know that.

  • Anonymous says:
    As much as i liked being home with my children, I wish I could have worked.

  • synni says:
    i enjoy being a stay at home mum.

  • Lesley says:
    well i get to do both.

  • Ashley says:
    both

  • Cherie says:
    Id like to stay home but if going to work means i can earn more to give my kids more then so be it.

  • Becky says:
    Both

  • Amy says:
    I work and go to school full time. What do you think?

  • Kali-rae says:
    stayin home

  • Heather says:
    If at all possible, staying at home.

  • REBECCA says:
    STAYIN HOME FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IS BEST FOR THE BABY AND THE BOND U WILL HAVE W/ THEM WILL BE STRONGER!!!THEN AFTER SOME TIME WORK IS DEF GOOD FOR MOMMYS SANITY!!!LOL

  • Tricia says:
    Would like a little bit of both worldsbut my life took me down the path of Working Mom

  • Chrystal says:
    Both...I think its good to stay home for at least a year if possible.It depends on your situation.

  • Anonymous says:
    i believe that it'sthe mothers choice,and ever mother is different, but at the moment i like being a stay at home mum.

  • Raylene says:
    i would rather work

  • Pamela says:
    i think a mothers place is with her children because no one else could ever look after your children as well as you do and they are safer in your care but thats just my veiw because of my own personal fears

  • Stephanie says:
    I believe in either. You do what's right by you and your family. I stayed home until Kendall was 8 months. We couldn't afford it anymore, so I went back to work

  • Kristi says:
    both...when you stay home you get to see your child grow and experience what it really is to be a parent. but going to work means you can buy your kids what ever they may need and sometimes want.

  • Kim says:
    For me staying home was the best choice. I think that it is up to the mother if she should stay home or not though.

  • Crystal says:
    i am a stay at home mom but i would love to go back to work and put vicki in a daycare/school

  • Brittany says:
    Whatever makes you happy - because happy mom = happy baby

  • Aleasha says:
    um any, doesnt really bother me, each to there own

  • Mary says:
    well i gusse since i have been a stay at home mom for over a year now i kinda want to go bck to work

  • Sian says:
    Staying home...

  • zoe says:
    everyone to their own but ild rather stay home so i dont miss out on anything

  • Ashley says:
    Whatever works for your family. For me, I like to get out of the house sometimes, so when I do work I am so excited to come home and see the kids. Sometimes when I am home with them all day, they drive me crazy!

  • Anonymous says:
    Staying home if you can, but honestly, I was a better mom when I worked than when I stayed at home...so for me it was going to work. Made me appreciate my time with the children.

  • Candi says:
    I do stay at home with my kids and enjoy it. I am eventually going back to work.

  • Annette says:
    Hard to say. I went out to work, when my youngest girl started primary school.

  • Heather says:
    STAYING AT HOME

  • Shannon says:
    I believe in whatever is right for each individual. Niether one is right or wrong. I would have loved to been a stay at home mom, but it just wouldn't have worked out for us at the time. Now, I'm very glad that I have a job to go to that allows me "adult time", and I'm thrilled at the positive aspects of Trevor's school/daycare.

  • Becky says:
    both

  • Karyn says:
    staying home.. for the first year or too atleast.. you miss too much if ur at work

  • Anonymous says:
    I believe you do what you can afford to do.

  • Erin says:
    whatever works for your family. I personally am going back to work

  • Rachael says:
    I want to stay home as long as possible

  • stacey says:
    It's up to an individual but i like staying home

  • Erin says:
    I would of loved to stay home with my son but i went stir crazy, and had to get back to work with adults, but for the next im going to try to stay home longer.

  • Jenny says:
    You have to do what you feel is the right thing for you & your family...personal choice....no-one else's business

  • Angel says:
    I love staying home and raising my kids!!!

  • Brittany says:
    STAYING HOME

  • Jean says:
    I believe that is a personal decision. For me, staying home was the better choice. I didn't like someone else seeing my babies' firsts. :(

  • Anonymous says:
    I would have liked to stay home the first couple of years, but it wasn't an option for me. I went back to work after 3 months. I enjoyed every minute of it to the fullest. I cried the first week going to work in the bathroom privately everyday.

  • Jennifer says:
    I believe it's a personal choice. I love being a stay at home mom it is the most rewarding job ever in my opinion, but everyone is different and has different reasons for doing what they do.

  • Carly says:
    I believe you should do what makes you feel fullfilled and most effective as a mother. For me that is being home with my kids.

  • Kristin says:
    staying home

  • Amanda says:
    depends on the family, for me, staying home

  • Karrin says:
    going to work..... dont think i could handle them 24/7 props to you that can.. love them alot but need a break..

  • Courtney says:
    I'm staying at home because I haven't finished my degree. I can't justify going to work just to have my paychecks go entirely to daycare. There are days I lose my mind, but I do enjoy being at home most of the time.

  • Michelle says:
    Whatever makes you happy or can afford to do. I stay at home and love being the full provider to my children.

  • Amy says:
    Staying home is best for them but you cant afford to these days

  • Kimberly says:
    staying home

  • Hayley says:
    at home

  • Kayla-Marie says:
    stayin home for the first year at least cause i dont wanna miss out on heaps... but i believe in working as well..

  • Lisa says:
    staying home

  • Kari says:
    BOTH! IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO STAY HOME THEN DO IT. YOU WILL GET TO SEE EVERYTHING. BUT IF YOU HAVE T WORK. MORE POWER TO YA. YOU GET AWAY AND CAN TAKE A MIN TO BRATHE ADNHAVE AN ADULT CONVERSATION. I DID BOTH AT ONE TIE. IVEBEEN A STAY AT HOME MOM AND IVE ALSO BEEN A WORKING MOTHER. I ENJOYED DOING BOTH.

  • Anonymous says:
    Personal choice. Neither is better as far as parenting.

  • Gemma says:
    Staying at home

  • Nicola says:
    im open to both, depends on the situation

  • Megan says:
    I believe it's a very personal choice! For some women, they thrive in the work place and are better mothers for it.....and for others it's better for them to be with their children during the days as well.

  • Lisa says:
    i love being a stay at hom mommy...

  • Alisha says:
    I stay home, but I feel that if you can go back to work after 3 to 6 mos then do so. It helps with your sanity. Especially if your significant other is able to be home when you work.

  • Elisha says:
    Would love to stay home, but have bills to py too, and they get more exspensive as they get older

  • Shawna says:
    it doesnt matter to me, i prefer staying home only because i dont want someone else raising my kids, and well, can't afford day care....

  • Robyn says:
    I absolutely love to stay at home with my kids, but I really need to go back to work

  • Kristin says:
    staying home

  • Jacqueline says:
    What ever it takes to make life work

  • Hannah says:
    if could stay home I would..but i have no choice but to work..

  • Heidi says:
    I feel that it is an individual choice..no right or wrong,but for me i love being able to be a stay at home mom

  • Stephanie says:
    Working. I love working and bringing home money to support my family and show my kids that in order to get the things you want and need, you must work hard for it.

  • Amanda says:
    Both. I see nothing wrong with a mother wanting to go work to help support her family. However, I do feel strongly that the first few years of the child's life that the mother should stay home and rase her children. A child's personality and characteristics are molded within the first five years of the child's life. And personally, I don't want anyone molding my son's personality other than myself and my husband. Also, it's important to get in a great deal of bonding time with your child before the years come when they are off at school everyday. And also I feel this way due to my own selfish reasons. I gave birth to my son and I didn't want someone else to witness his first words or first steps. Those are MY moments. But every mother is different. When my kids get into school if I choose to get a job I can. I just want to be home when they leave and home when they return from school.

  • Gemma says:
    i wwanna do both i wanna work part time not miss out on too much of my daughters growth

  • Linda says:
    Staying at home for as long as possible

  • Heather says:
    I bleieve do what works for you. Every family and situation is diffrent. I work, but if I could afford to live comfortably, I would stay home..

  • julie says:
    staying home of course but a mom's gotts do what a mom's gotta do i personally can't handle a full-time job and my son kudos to any woman who can

  • Tashala says:
    both

  • Kelly says:
    home

  • Mariah says:
    Staying home is the way to go. It would kill me to be away from my boy all day long. I miss them so much, even if I am just gone for an hour.

  • darla says:
    STAY HOME!

  • Laura says:
    both.

  • Anonymous says:
    I worked when i had my 1st son.But i missed out on so much of his younger years,wen i had my 2nd son i stayed at home.

  • Jennifer says:
    going to work

  • Beth says:
    I stay home. I went to daycare when I was oung and hated it!!! I was always sick!!! Have you watched the news??? Its hard for me to trust someone else with my child! So my husband works and I get to stay home with my son!!! :)

  • Chantell says:
    depends on the situation...im sure most moms wuold love to stay home but sometime its just not in the budget.

  • Jeanie says:
    either u do what u gotta do

  • Anonymous says:
    I wish i could stay home. I believe there are certain things dads cant provide, but in my case I had to be the one to go to work.

  • Meghan says:
    both.

  • Katie says:
    I have to work.

  • Laura says:
    Both. I believe in doing whatever you have to do to take the best care you possibly can of your children. I have done both.

  • naza says:
    working...I can't picture myself being a house maker

  • Jolene says:
    Until Tomi was born I worked full time, after his birth I chose to stay home and fund that to be so rewarding I am now a full time. It is not the job for everyone, and for those who can I say stay home.

  • Kerry says:
    Whatever suits you. Personally i like to stay at home and watch the kids. I don't wanna be the one that puts them into care whilst i miss out on their childhood.

  • Katie says:
    both. I'd prefer to stay home but I can't anymore. I have to work and go to school so I can give them the life they deserve.

  • Marta says:
    I stayed home for 2 years and I loved it. STAY HOME if you can!

  • Katie says:
    I would love to be a stay at home mom but that's not realistic! I work to support my family!! Plus she attends the daycare I work at so she's constantly under the same roof as me any way :-) Couldn't ask for a more perfect job!!

  • patsy says:
    going to work

  • Nicole says:
    Do what you gotta do. I've done both.

  • Courtney says:
    both, but unless you find the money tree we all have to work to support our family and lifestyles.

  • Nadia says:
    I cherish the fact that I was able to be home with Aeden for almost 2 years. I was SO lucky! I know that isn't a possibility for everyone and don't think it says anything about what type of parent you are.

  • Melissa says:
    staying home

  • Jessica says:
    I'm a single working mom.

  • janet says:
    Both

  • Lacey says:
    well right now im gona go back to work.. then mayb once we get financially set i may be a stay at home mom...MAYB

  • Tijuana says:
    I wish I could be at home to witness all of my baby's milestones but bills have to be paid so it is off to work I go!!

  • Anonymous says:
    I stayed home with hime for the first 3 years of his life, it was a blessing!

  • Jenny says:
    whatever works best for you, everyone is different

  • Crystal says:
    Going to work

  • Ericka says:
    both if it can be done. right now I'm loving it but may be returning soon got to pay bills...

  • Jen says:
    I don't "believe" either is right or worng, it depends on you and finding the right balance for yourself and your kids. I have always worked, with my oldest full time, and when the other toe came along part-time

  • Kirsty says:
    A bit of both. But it is good being with your child.

  • Alyssa says:
    taying home for sure. My son needs me

  • Stefanie says:
    Whatever works for you. I'm currently a SAHM.

  • Tiffany says:
    depends....

  • Kym says:
    everyone is different but I believed that the first yr is very important and mum's should stay home for that time and go to work after this.

  • Megan says:
    Each to their own. I enjoy staying at home, however I have admiration for those mums who work.

  • Nohblee says:
    I want to see my chidren every day till they are at least 3 and i dont want to miss a thing so i belive in staying at home but i doo miss working!

  • Rachel says:
    Bit of both, def advantages to staying home with them but actually now believe daycare is good for their development and social interaction. Alex has come ahead leaps and bounds since being at day care and does alot more crafty things and games there then he does at home

  • Karen says:
    Both, although I can develop my career any time in the next 30 years, but I can never get the time back with Cameron while he is little

  • Janice says:
    Staying home for the first 3 years then only working parttime if possible. I had to work fulltime from when my youngest was 3 and I think missed lot.

  • Emily says:
    Either one suits me..i'd rather b at home 2 watch her grow till she gets n school but these days $ is survival,for sure.

  • Britney says:
    What ever works for the family. I have done both and while I was working I missed my babies. While I am home I love being with them.

  • Susan says:
    I work fulltime and DP stays home with the boys

  • Sara says:
    both whatever you can do

  • Christina says:
    Stay home if you can afford to.

  • Melissa says:
    I really want to be a stay at home mom. Maybe take a couple classes online.. My husband is trying to get a job working with the Railroad so I can be able to be home.

  • Anastasia says:
    I believe that a happy Mum makes happy kids, so take your pick.

  • Megan says:
    Either, I think a mother has the right to decided whatever is best for her and her family!!!

  • Kristi says:
    I have no choice but to work....

  • Karen says:
    whatever makes you happy

  • Amy says:
    For me, I feel that the child should be home with the parent until they go to school. But of course, it doesn't aways work that way. If I can stay home then I stay home but if I have to work, then I have to do what I have to for my family.

  • Heidie says:
    Staying at home!!

  • Ashley says:
    Staying Home! I dont want to miss a thing!

  • alicia says:
    well thatdepends on the person...cant have the best of both worlds...

  • Julie says:
    Staying home at the moment

  • Angela says:
    staying home

  • Michele says:
    Staying home. I don't think any child should grow up in a daycare. Some families aren't as fortunate as we have been!

  • Lynn says:
    Both, I believe if your family needs the money u get off ur ass and go to work but being a stay-at-home mom is a great job too. It's very rewarding to see ur kids grow up.

  • Vanessa says:
    both

  • Crystal says:
    both depends on situation