do you ever want to give up

Angela - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Does anyone ever want to give up staying at home with the kids and go back to work? I know that it is better for my children for me to stay home,but i am wondering if my sanity and bank account can handle it.

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Sue - posted on 03/02/2010

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Yes, I have thought about it. My husband does not support me in that effort. He wants me to stay home.

C - posted on 03/02/2010

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I think everyone has those days. I always say that the only thing that keeps me from murdering my children is how darn cute they are! (I mean murder in a totally sarcastic way with a loving smile on my face.)



I have to remind myself how fortunate I am that I am the one they call mom and not a babysitter. I am the one there for them after school (even on the days I wish they would just shut up). I get to see all of their firsts. I Know My Children.



That being said, some people truly will crack up being home. If you're one of those people, don't feel guilty- just be the best mom you can be.



I don't know your situation, but maybe you just need some you time. Make yourself a priority sometimes, even if it's just a 20 minute cup of coffee and a good book during naptime :) Or maybe you would benefit from a part-time gig where you can get out a little but not compromise being with your children either. I must say I even like grocery shopping in the evenings- it's me time :)



Count to 10, Take 10 deep breaths...



On another note I recently began reading Dr. Laura's In Praise of Stay at Home Moms, I think it's a good read for any mom questioning their "worth".



Happy Thoughts to You!

Kristin - posted on 03/02/2010

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I do, but I am usually just having a really rotten day. However, if we needed the money, I would do it. I think my husband and I would figure out a way to keep the kids home with one of us while the other was working. If it was truly a sanity issue, just go back. There is no shame to it. Anyone who would criticize you, has not been in your exact position and is not you. You need to do what is best for your family, and that means doing what is best for you too. Good luck with this tough decision.

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