Considering becoming a stay at home mother?

Alex - posted on 09/18/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Alright, SO...I currently work full-time. Which I love, don't get me wrong....but I am also a full-time student...and I am raising three children. Recently (as in, last night) my Fiance asked me if I wanted to quit my job and stay at home...at first I was offended, I thought that he was implying that if I had more time in my day, that I would do a better job at taking care of the home and children...My home is immaculate...and so this could not be the case..
I asked him to elaborate on why he offer for me to be home...his response was actually really encouraging and I am really considering it...but I want to know if it's the best thing for me to do?
He says he sees how hard I work and how exhausted I am all the time...staying up late (until about 3am every morning) and waking up early (between 5:30 and 6:30 depending on the day) and he says that he would love to see me rested, focusing on school and getting "me time".
I immediately wanted to scream YES!!!! but..now, after mulling it over...I am not so sure what I want to do; working hard is something that I pride myself on, if I give it up now, will I be happier or less satisfied?

I would like some incites to a daily, busy, stay-at-home mom's life so that I know what I might be getting myself into, if I decide to accept his offer.

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Chet - posted on 09/19/2014

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No matter what you decide to do, it's not healthy to get 3.5 hours of sleep at night. The life you're living isn't good for you. You should aim for something that allows you to get at least 6 hours of sleep... maybe even 7.

It doesn't need to be all or nothing. You could still work part time. You could volunteer. You'll hardly be at home full time if you're still studying full time too.

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