My fellow SAHM(stay at home moms) what is the best thing about being a SAHM?

Lynn - posted on 03/10/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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As a stay at home moms we no its hard work and 24/7. So sometimes it helps to reflect and share the positives of staying at home. So I ask you what to you is the best part of staying at home?

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Theresa - posted on 03/10/2010

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Being home when they get home from school. Not missing the "firsts" to the daycare person, like first step, first roll over, etc. Getting them up from nap time, when you walk into the room and they smile and say "hi". The hugs and snuggles throughout the day. Reading books to them whenever they want. Those are just a few off the top of my head.

Christine - posted on 03/10/2010

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The other day my 17 month old son was sitting on the chair at the table like a big boy. He was swinging his feet and scribbling on a piece of paper with a crayon. In that moment I thought about him being a newborn and about how it seemed like just a few months ago he just learned how to roll over. I couldn't believe how fast time went by and so the best part of being a SAHM is that I would've missed the majority of his life, even the simple things like swinging his legs on the chair like a big boy! I am so grateful that I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to be with my kids. Financially, it is a burden to not have 2 incomes, but I don't care....I'd pass up new shoes, jeans, getting my hair done, ANYTHING, to be with my kids and know that they are safe. Also, I am glad that I'm able to teach my kids....My daughter loves learning and I love that I'm able to teach her one on one so she will feel confident when she starts school. I wish every mom can have this. The other thing I love about being home is that after a hard days work of constant pick up and breaking up kid fights, etc, I get to tuck my kids into bed, hear them say, "I love you Mommy" and know that tomorrow, I'll be doing it all over again.

Cheryl - posted on 03/10/2010

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I love staying home because I get to see the little moments. Yes those ones that make you say "oh no" and laugh at the same time. My favorite was when my son decided that he was going to make a smoothie. Unfortunately it ended up being done with strawberries, with leaves still on top, and my juice pitcher that has a pulverizer that you just push on to juice things (no blades or anything in it). I came in from changing his sister to find an entire carton of strawberries in the pitcher, juice as well, and the leafy green tops. He insisted we were actually going to drink the leaves because "they're healthy."

Valynn - posted on 03/10/2010

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I LOVE being a SAHM! Everyday is something new! I get to have a bond with my child that is so deep and that is something no amount of money can buy. One of the best things is that when we are out somewhere and someone else is holding him or playing with him, he looks around and sees me and he knows he is safe. I wouldn't trade this for the world!

Lorie - posted on 03/10/2010

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VERY WELL PUT LYNN.

Well I love being a stay at home mom b/c you get to raise your own children. You get to watch every milestone and major experiences.

You get to suggle them in the morning when they get up. ( I love that part )

You get to read to them and teach them how to read,count and tie their shoes.

Thanks for posting this Lynn, I think it is a awsome question. Good job

Amber - posted on 03/10/2010

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I love being a stay at home mom b/c i know my son is being taking care of , we get to bond everyday and gets to experience all his 1sts, I am a first time mom and was able to stay home with him, i love it!

Everyday we get to go and play , do fun activities

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