how i wish i am a stay at home mom

Philippines
June 1, 2008 10:57am CST
well, i hope i am really a stay at home mom... i wanted to be with my kids everyday...i cant stop working cause i have to help my husband to make a living...we are not rich and prices of everything goes up everyday... if i stop, we cant afford to give better education, nice things and a good life to the kids...i dont say that my husband cant afford to give us everything alone but what i am trying to say is that now a days spouses help each other to earn a living... but we always find time to have qaulity time on off days and to have other options on how to have an extra income so i could stop working...
2 responses
@emarie (5451)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Both my parents worked and I think if you have a good balance and your child at least has someone with him, then it should be alright. I'm a SAHM and it was by choice in a way. My husband wanted me to be one and its actually cheaper for us. I can probably only find a min wadge job and what I make in that alone will pay for child care. We're not rich either and we live paycheck to paycheck. I'm trying to work at home to make up for my lack of financial support and try to ease some of my husbands stress. He just always wants someone home when the kids get home from school. He never had that and was alone a lot so he wanted something different for his children. I don't mind at all. It is stressful and I do miss adult interaction but at the end its worth it.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
1 Jun 08
You can be a working Mom and still spent time with your kids. Whatever chores you are doing you can invite them to be with you. Making these chores enjoyable for both of you. Let it be fun time and not chore time. Then you can also has family time. Either on a sunday/saturday evening. During family time you can play board games, study the bible, or just catching up on each other. A working Mom is not a crime. Just do not neglect your family.