Jaclyn - posted on 10/29/2008 ( 37 moms have responded )
Do any other stay at home moms ever feel this way.....? My husband works very hard to provide for us, and we barely get by, and now this winter he is cutting wood to sale to help us out even further!! Sometimes my mind starts to wonder and I feel guilty for staying home with our 5 month old little girl. When we first got pregnant I told him I wanted to stay home with her for as long as we could afford it....but that has now turned into not being able to afford going back to work, with the way the world is today....which we never could have predicted over a year ago....that it would get this bad. So now I spend my days playing with Alivia which is super easy cuz she is such a good little girl, and doing house stuff, like cooking and cleaning but that doesn't even seem like work either cuz I enjoy house work as crazy as that seems. So every day I do the same thing, and ship my husband off to work............I need to know if its ok to be happy being a stay at home mom, or if I am being selfish, since money is tight and he is doing all the work!!!??? He never says anything about me still staying at home, we have discussed it several times, cuz I am always feeling guilty, so I always bring it up and then we do the numbers again and still its cheaper to stay at home with her....which he tells me is where he wants me to be. I have offered to watch kids for extra money and he won't let me do that cuz he works overnights and doesn't want to wake up every afternoon to a house full of kids!! So if he is ok with me staying at home, then why can't I just be happy and not feel guilty?? HELP!!!!!!!!!