All you Stay-At-Home Moms, you have a very important job.

Julieann - posted on 01/21/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

18

0

1

All you Stay-At-Home Moms, you have a very important job. I know, I used to be one. My son is a teenager now. He's a good kid, respectful and responsible and has a close connection with me and his father. Why do you care about that? Because the efforts on my part when I was a Stay-At-Home when he was little is what got us to this point. I always put him first, and housework, chores, projects second. I tried to actively teach him how to behave, how to treat others, and as he grew, how to be responsible for his own behavior. I read him stories and played games with him, and that was the beginning of the bond that is so important now. Just a little advice, take it or leave it. I'm going back to the teen group now, where I can gleen advice from Mom's who have already been through where I'm at now.

3 Comments

View replies by

Julieann - posted on 01/22/2013

18

0

1

Oh gosh, my message was really intended for ALL moms, I'm sorry that I wasn't clear about that! I put my message on the SAHM's page because I feel they are frequently underappreciated. As I said, I've been both. Fabulous moms that I know are in both groups - those who work outside the home and those who don't. You're right Jody, it's every mothers job and it's the time and patience you invest in your child, whether it's during the day or the evening that makes the difference. Whether we're SAHM's or mothers also working outside the home, we all work hard for our children and families and deserve recognition and support!

Jodi - posted on 01/21/2013

3,562

36

3907

I think ALL mums have a very important job whether they are at home or at work.

I have been both, and my boys are fantastic teens now. I was a working mother when they were younger, and a SAHM for these last several years. I know kids who turn out just like yours whose mums have worked since they were young. I also know some kids who grew up to be selfish little shits whose mothers stayed at home. How your kids turn out has little to do with whether you are a SAHM or not, it has to do with the kind of mum that you are and how you manage your role in their lives.

Danielle - posted on 01/21/2013

11

0

3

I'm sorry, but I have to say, thank you.
I'm a 17 year old young mother and I get looked down apon a lot, and my fiancé works and pays for everything, and as much as I appreciate him for that, I do feel like I'm not putting anything into the family. I don't provide for my family like a mother should. I felt that, even though I'm taking care of the baby, cleaning, laundry, and cooking, I feel like I don't do enough. I don't want my fiancé to one day realize that I'm not doing enough and takes my son away from me.
But it made me feel alittle bit better, to read what you went through, to hear what you did, how your son grew up just fine with you being a stay at home momma. I hope I can be a successful mother like you are and look back and say that I did well.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms