Is being a house wife enough?

Angie - posted on 03/27/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I am a stay at home mom of a 13, 11 and 9 year old. I am needed here by my kids, my husband knows he wants the kids raised by us, not sitters or daycare, but I am struggling with an identity of my own. This is what I have always wanted, but the kids are older now, and I am thinking I should go back to school or something. I know these are probably the hardest years for the kids and they need me more than ever. I guess in the back on my mind I am wondering if this is it? Is this all I am meant to be? I question myself, yet I am upset by women who choose to have kids and allow others to raise them because they are to busy making a name for themselves! Where does the answer lie?


Michelle - posted on 03/28/2012




Why don't you look at volunteering while the children are in school? Or even helping out at the school. That way you can still get out and do your own thing and also be there for the children.


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S. - posted on 03/28/2012




I honestly don't think it is, I feel the same way at the minuet and I have done twice in the past the first time is when my oldest daughter started nursery so I got a little job at the supermarket during school hours and as silly as it may seem it made me feel like Stacey again and not just a mum I left to have my middle child and when she turned 2 I went to college 1 day a week, I then fell pregnant with my youngest now 17 months and my middle daughter starts full time nursey in September and I'm starting to feel the flunk again I know by September I'll be going stair crazy, I'v not done anything about it yet but think I'll look at part time college again. I love my husband and girls and i would only want to be there main care giver whilst there still young but eventually their gonna grow up and were dose that leave me! Plus your gonna loose your identity being a mum and wife 24/7

Angie - posted on 03/28/2012




I do volunteer at the school, and am there whenever needed. I love animals, perhaps helping out at the Humane Society will help! I think the biggest problem I have is most of the people I know think my husband and I are outdated! The women I know have jobs with titles, maybe I am wondering if the grass is greener on their side?

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