Stay at home mom!

Mikka - posted on 04/10/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I stay at home with my 8 mo. old daughter. I feel somewhat bad for not working! Although looking after a baby is a job itself.....should I feel bad for for not going out and getting a job??

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Mandi - posted on 04/10/2009

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I am a SAHM/WAHM also of 19 mo. old twin girls and I have a son who is 9 yrs old. I also keep my 6 mo. old nephew during the day, WHEEEW talk about a stressful day. Have you ever thought of working at home? I have started my own business and not only do I have an income, I have a peace of mind knowing that the products in my home are safe and toxic free. It is really my "adult" time. I LOVE the feeling of a career woman again. If you are interested in hearing more please visit my website at www.workathomeunited.com/mandjmccraw.

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Heck no girl! Being a mother is a full time job and a huge responsibility.
I have been a sahm for the last 10yrs and never have I underestimated the importance of my 'job'.
My ex husband and my current partner have though and it really ticks me off. There is no way he could deal with what I deal with in a day!

Christine - posted on 04/10/2009

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Hi Mikka Im a stay at home wife pregnant with our first child; who does not intend on immediately returning to work after giving birth. And I have to admit there are certainly days that go by in which I sort of feel bad for not working at the moment. But just as soon as I begin to feel bad I am reminded just how much of a job it is to be a house wife. Therefore making me feel at ease with my decision to leave work. My suggestions to you are simply to enjoy the time you have with your daughter now while you can. If you at any reason you truly feel the need to return to work do so. Maybe start off on a part time schedule to lessen the blow.

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Mandi - posted on 04/13/2009

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Go to my website at www.workathomeunited.com/mandjmccraw and fill out the information then I will call you and we can set up an appointment to get all of the business details for YOU!!!

Mikka - posted on 04/13/2009

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Yes! That is exactly why I want to stay home with her! She will only be little once! :( I don't want someone else raising my child! I want to see and hear all her first! It really is an awesome feeling being a mom! The best thing ever! In my entire life! Thanks y'all! You have all made me feel better!!!!!!

Ranjina - posted on 04/12/2009

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Never! I accually am a licensened childcare provider so I work from home, but since I became a mother too I feel like I have two jobs or that I'm always working double-overtime. Stay strong and appreciate the extra perks of being a full-time mom because you have plenty of time to go out and get another job later, they only stay little once!

Lisa - posted on 04/12/2009

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I agree with Katie. I'm a stay at home mom of 2, and it's the best thing in the world. I plan on starting my career back up when my youngest gets into school full time, so you may feel weird now, but really it's only for a few years. I just thinking in the future I will look back and be proud that I was there for all of my children's firsts and hopefully we will have better communication with each other when it's really needed.



You can do it, it's worth it.



Just don't ask your boss for a raise or vacation/sick days....you don't get them.

Katie - posted on 04/12/2009

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I'm a stay at home mom too and I love it!!  It is hard and people don't really understand what all goes into being a stay at home mom.  It's not just staying at home and doing nothing.  But with that being said I love what I'm doing.  I don't think you should feel bad for not getting a job you have the most important job right now that you will ever have and that is taking care of your baby.  That as a mom is your job is to take care of your baby.  Your job at home is NEVER done!!  So stay at home as long as you can and keep enjoying your time with your baby!!  My little girl is 14 months now and we have a blast all day she follows me around the house crawling to do the dishes or laundry and she even likes to "help" or what she thinks is helping!  But it's so much fun!

Mikka - posted on 04/12/2009

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Yeah I actually thought about trying to get a job at the daycare at our church when she turns one or sometime after. Yeah so that she would get the social development. She is a clingy baby though! I am really loving being home with her!

Melissa - posted on 04/11/2009

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No way.. As an owner of childcare center, I would recommend that you do what you feel is the right thing for your child. I would also say that if your child stays home with you then you should get him into a preschool part-time like 9-11 everyday when he is 3 so that he gets the social development and understands that he has to go to school with out mommy... If you keep him home until kindergarten he may lack in the social development that they get in a structured childcare setting.

Christine - posted on 04/11/2009

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don't feel bad or guilty at all. in fact, you should feel honored that you are not only able to do this, but willing. so many women now adays (ie, me) counted down the day to the 6 week maternity leave and then went back to work. being a mom is a 24/7 thing, and you're just lucky enough to see your daughters development all the time without someone else saying "oh guess what she learned today!"

Mandi - posted on 04/11/2009

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It is 100% RISK FREE! All you have to do is give me about 30 min. of your time. You have nothing to lose and your families HEALTH to gain!!! :)

Mikka - posted on 04/11/2009

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Posted by You (a moment ago)
Well lol...Before my daughter was born I started online school for medical transcription and failed to finish before she got here. She has been a difficult baby ( Very colicky and fussy). So I could not find the time to really get in there and focus. I make hair bows from home. I do not make much money doing it. I feel better about myself since I started though. I will check out the website, thanks!

Mikka - posted on 04/10/2009

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Thanks Christine! Yeah you are right! I guess it is just because I have just always worked and now that I actually do not go out to a job like always it just feels weird! Taking care of a baby is definitely a big job though! I should stop feeling bad!!! LOL

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