Why did you choose to be a stay at home Mommy?

Erika - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I want to hear why other Mommies chose to stay home. I chose to be a SAHM, because I missed having my Mom around when I was little. I missed her not being able to go on field trips with me. I always knew I wanted to be a SAHM!!! I have been a SAHM for 2 years now! Unfortunately, times got tough for us recently like a lot of people these days. I almost had to go back to work. Thankfully I'm blessed to have found a way to continue to stay home with my little ones. Message me if you want to have the best of both worlds!
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I chose to be a SAHM because I was 19 when I had my first child and wasn't anxious to run off to college right away. Then when I got married I didn't have to get a job because my husband was in the military. Another reason was, with him being in the military we were stationed far from home and I didn't know anybody. I don't trust day cares, and I don't trust just anyone with my kids. family and very close friends, that's it.

Kathy - posted on 05/20/2011

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I chose it because I had a SAHM growing up, she'd work part time here or there if my dad was laid off but other than that she'd take a child or 2 in to babysit so she could stay home. I feel that I can be a better mom to my daughter and future children from home than I can from work with her spending 9-10 hours a day in daycare. I did have to work for a while because we just could not make it with me home but now I'm home!! Soon I will be doing some babysitting but its a few hours in the morning and a few after school and thats it. So far I'm loving every minute of it!!

Michelle - posted on 10/08/2010

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I didn't really chose to be an SAHM. My son who is three was a month early and has had medical reasons since.. He has had PT, OT, SP,DT onces a week.. I did work but it got to the point that I couldn't handle working and doing sessions. So I quite work and stayed home.. My son does get SSI which helps but now that hes in school and they do sessions there I have been looking for a part time job. But I have to find one that understands my son is first and hes alway sick so when he sick I can't come to work bc his dad won't take care of him.

Chrissy - posted on 09/13/2010

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I chose to be a SAHM because I didn't want a day care or babysitters raising my children. I did work opposite hours as their dad when we were together, but the kids weren't being cared for like I cared for them, so I decided to stay home after getting out of the military. Now that my kids are all in school during the day, I am looking for part time work for the hours that they are in school.....no need for a sitter :)

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My husband and I both grew up in homes where mom stayed home, so when we decided to start a family, it was agreed upon that I would stay home once we had two children.
When I had my daughter 4 years ago, I really wanted to be home with her fulltime then, but I knew I had to wait, for financial reasons. When I became pregnant with my son, my husband and I immediately began looking at our finances and made plans to handle the drop in income. After I had my son, I took maternity leave and went back to work for a few months (just to make sure I really wanted to be home). I was never so thrilled as when I gave my notice. It's been 7 months now since I quit working and I couldn't be happier! It is so nice to be home with my kids, raising them and being able to do things with them without worrying about how much PTO I have left. It's also a bonus to not have to schedule doctor's appointments for first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon. I know my daughter loves having me home too, because she tells me so on a weekly basis. =)

Kristy - posted on 10/27/2009

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I chose to be a SAHM, because it was something that my husband and I discussed long before our daughter was born. In fact it was his idea for me to be a SAHM, and I was all for the idea. I just love the fact knowing that I am raising her myself and not someone else, because I have a 9 year old son, and with him I wasn't able to stay home. It's great that I can take my son to school everyday, and go on field trips with him, and also being home with my daughter everyday. I know being a SAHM is not for everyone, but I absolutely love it!!!!!!

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