how many on here are stay at home moms
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Pauline - posted on 07/07/2010
Hi, I am a stay at home mum have been for 24.5 years now....& have enjoyed every minute of the day with all my children, at times i have thought about work but at the same time WHY???????, okay you don't get paid to do this job, it's 24/7 but at least you can play with your kids & you know where & what your kids are doing....when they get sick your there for them........so what better job is there then being at home with your babies
I am, and have been for 8 years. My youngest will be 2 in a couple of months.
I went through a huge depression, not knowing how to handle being home and having no schedule. Hard to find any self-worth. I didn't want to work, I didn't trust anyone else to watch my kids, but I still found myself missing the interaction.
It took a long time for me to come out of that depression. Now I look forward to the days with great weather so I can hang at the park with my girls.
Torey - posted on 07/05/2010
I am a stay at home mom! And I love ever second of it. I would not change it for the world. And like Amanda said we are more then just SAHM's we are wives, friends, sisters, daughters, and so on.
Christy - posted on 12/08/2010
Mother of 4. Stay at home mom and working mom (out of home). Love every minute of it. :) Also, my youngest out of 4 is 4 and a handful. Here is a good article on Temper Tantrums Toddlers: How to Get Them to Stop Acting Out http://bit.ly/gbEDhU Maybe it will help some. Good luck. :)
CJ - posted on 11/29/2010
I have been a stay at home mom the entire 21 months of my daughter's life, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I may get a part-time job when my daughter is 3 and goes to preschool, but we are unsure. We'll see when the time comes.
Bess - posted on 11/24/2010
We have 2 sons. For the first, I was at home with him for the first 8 months, then worked 40-50 hours / week until he was 4 years. Being separated from him was so hard, so when I was pregnant for the 2nd, I went back to school full time, taking all classes on 2 days a week and online. The boys are now 6 yrs and 19 months. I will graduate in about a year and 1/2, and will be working freelance out of the house and / or part-time at a skilled job to bring in the income but still be there for the boys. Think carefully what you need for your family and yourself not just financially but also emotionally, and be sure that your decision is not one you will regret. You can still make money from home if need be, but this option is not the only one that is a "good" decision. There are a million ways to be a "good" mother for your children, so don't feel guilty about choices you need to make.
Kathy - posted on 07/11/2010
I am. And sometimes its hard because Im home over 90% of my week sometimes more. Which in turn has caused me to have horrible communication skills, which is even more embarrassing so I tend to not talk to alot of people when I am out and about. Even tho i know the only way to get better is to exercise my skills. My husband has to push me into situations where i do have conversations and its really hard.
I am a stay at home mom & I love every minute of it :) I've got a baby on the way that will be here on August 23rd, my beautiful 5 year old daughter who is starting kindergarten on August 30th :( , & a 3 year old step son. So I definitely have my hands full, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Angela - posted on 07/10/2010
i am. i love being at home with my kids. as much as they can get on my nerves sometimes i don't want to miss anything and am really pleased withthe relationship we have developed. thank god for playgroups though. need to be able to speak to other adults as well, and i suppose it does the kids good to solicalise, lol.
Bess - posted on 07/10/2010
While I finish up my degree, I am very much enjoying being at home with my two sons. For my first son, I reluctantly went back to work and found I enjoyed being around adults during the day and having a successful and rewarding career; however, being at home, interacting with amazing little people and taking care of our home is likewise rewarding and challenging. I hope after school my career will allow me to be both in and away from home.
Jessica - posted on 07/10/2010
I was a SAHM with my daughter until she was 15 months old and went back to work, I'm a cosmetologist and a month after going back to work found out I was pregnant with number 2 and worked until about 2 months ago when complications arose with this pregnancy. I LOVED the time at home with my daughter but cant decide if I want to go back to work right away or stay at home with our son for a while.
Deborah - posted on 07/09/2010
I read alot of postings from moms on here who are stay at home moms who crave some adult interaction. A great way to do both is playgroups. I have heard alot of moms say how great it is having other kids for their babies and kids to play with and at the same time the moms get a chance to chat. Try checking out your local playgrounds for moms in your area. Hope this helps.
Deborah - posted on 07/09/2010
When I was 6 months pregnant with our son I quit my job, I was a stay at home mom from September 2006 until June of last year. I had to go back to work for financial reasons, it was a hard thing to do, and for at least the first 6 months back I felt like I wanted to quit and stay at home, but I knew that was not a very good option for my family. I love my job but I am looking forward to being able to be a stay at home mom again, it has always been my dream. Me and my son used to do all sorts of things while my husband was at work, he never knew where in NYC we were gonna be during the day. We live in Brooklyn, but traveled all over the city, just taking everything in. I miss that but I think I miss being able to just sit at home with him and build blocks, and drive cars on a make believe road up a mountain (his favorite thing to do). On the weekends though we spend so much time together doing all the things that we couldn't do during the week. Also when I was stay at home mom, it wasn't exactly all I was but it was all I ever talked about to people, alot of people couldn't believe how much I loved all the kiddie shows, and music, and games and toys. It is the best part of being a mom. Even now when people ask me about current music I can't tell them a thing except maybe country music, other than that it's all about Imagination Movers, Handy Manny, Choo Choo Express, Farmer Jason, and the list goes on. Anybody else had that happen to them?
Brandy - posted on 07/09/2010
i am, and have been since the end of my last pregnancy due to complications and my work environment was unsafe for pregnancy...my kids are now almost 4 and 17 months.....and i absolutely love it! Getting to go out with out the kids is an absolute must however!!
Jessie - posted on 07/09/2010
I am! I worked full time with my first until he was 14 months old and I hated having him in daycare (our provider was wonderful, but not me). Now I have a 22 month old and 2 month old and wouldn't spend my days doing anything else.
Cesly - posted on 07/09/2010
I am a SAHM. I prefer to stay at home due to my eldest daughter's condition.she was born with Schizencephaly,a condition of which only half of the brain was developed. I don't trust nannies to take care of her. Plus it's a reward for me to see that my kids learn from me and see them grow. You can't miss a minute especially when your kids achieve something.
Cindy - posted on 07/09/2010
I am a stay at home mum\single mum to 3 children aged 6, 2 and 1 , i have been since the eldest was born and while im looking to go back to work i will only ever go back part time as i want that balance between work and children. kids grow up way too fast and i dont want to miss a single moment and i am lucky my career is childcare so i can take my children to work with me. :-)
Monica - posted on 07/08/2010
i love staying home!! i don't want to work to earn money to pay for someone else to watch my kids!! doesn't make sense to me! We have so much fun, and yes there is alot of work involved, but what could be better than being with your kids all day!?? :) I'm soooo happy that i don't work lol. I miss it but i'd miss my kids WAY more.
Paula - posted on 07/08/2010
Hi Alana! I have been a stay at home mom now for 2yrs since my youngest son was born.Every day is different but i am grateful to be able to be home with him and watch him do alot of ''1st'' that i didnt get to see with my first son.
Rita - posted on 07/08/2010
Being a Stay @ Home is so rewarding. Love it! I imagine there are alot of mom's out there who really can't financially afford to be at home enjoying all the growing years and I know just how they feel, that was me until I found a better way to enjoy both. :-)
Michelle - posted on 07/08/2010
im a sahm to my 3 kids!!! i did work nights for a bit but felt i was missing out on things with kids when i slept during day and they were with a childminder!! i absolutley love being at home especially when it comes to school concert and sports day!!!
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