Once upon a time, I was that working mom, who had a schedule to try to fit in all the important things throughout the day. For many years, I struggled with trying to work, get there on time as well leave on time to make the mad dash for my children. Those days are long gone because now I am the Stay at Home mom. Now I do not rush to make it to work, but I do have to schedule my days wisely before the family comes home because the hours move very fast. I remember working and wishing that I could be home with my babies now I do not think I would ever want to go back to working like I did before. Do not believe for a minute that I miss not working but being home is rewarding too.
They say that many women today no matter their financial situation is opting to stay home and raise their children. But many fathers also now are choosing the same choice. Depending whom is the financial breadwinner can and will allow for the other person to be the stay at home parent. I never had this luxury and yes it can be difficult, but you can make versus the other alternative. Here are five reasons you should consider staying home.
Your kids will love you for it! It is nice to know that you have a parent waiting for you when you come home at the end of the day. The fact they see your shining face at the bus stop or school pick up not only makes them feel complete but give them a sense of security.
You can make it to all their school functions! Let’s face it working moms have this struggle. I did face when I had to pick and chose what school works to go to. It’s hard to pick what is important when it comes to your kid. Now you can make them all, and they will love you for it.
You will never be late to work again! This statement validated it for me all the way around; it was hard being able to make to work on time each day without another excuse to my boss. But I am my own boss now other than to my family.
You can’t give back the time you already missed but make up for it being home now! If you missed the many milestones before, do not worry there are always new ones to be made at any age.
Cut that daycare bill or before and after school care bill! Daycare, before and after school and camp programs are a ridiculous cost. See what works for you financially. In many cases, it may not even be worth it to have your child in hands of a stranger.
None of this makes me an expert on which situation is best. It is like asking the mom who would rather home school her child, which is better. Not everyone can stay home and have to work. But others may have no choice and have to work. Whatever your situation is you have to weight out the pros and cons to what will eventually make your family happier in the end. I know for me this is in fact on of the best things I ever was done, and my family is thriving from it.
So tell me, Can you consider staying home to give a better family life?
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