working, work-from-home or stay-at-home mom?

@rensal77 (116)
Philippines
May 7, 2009 11:31pm CST
Let's say that your husband has a fine job that can very much provide for the needs of the family. Which of the following scenarios will you choose? 1. Would you prefer to keep on working even if your husband can provide for all your needs? And why? -- I have some friends who do just this because for them, working keeps them sane and it gives them a different sense of fulfillment. 2. Others chose to work-from-home instead because it gives them fulfillment, and at the same time, they are able to manage their time better than going to an 8-hour per day office job. 3. Would you be a stay-at-home mom because for you, taking care of your family is top priority. And you believe that juggling work and family is just very difficult. Given the scenario, which one will you be? And why? Thanks a lot!!!
3 responses
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
8 May 09
I am a full time mom and wife and I am just at home for more than nine months now. I could say that I miss working and my husband supports me with what I want. But if there is a job that can be done at home but will pay the same salary as a normal job done outside then why not? That for me would be the best job ever. I am not wishing to get a very high salary but just enough with the work given to me. I want to work at home so that I can still supervise my son. We now have a baby sitter and luckily she is good with taking care of my baby and with all the household chores. So my next task now is to apply and be hired. I will out of the house for 10 hours but once at home I will still devote time for my baby. Husband is working and he is out for 12 hours everyday because of the distance of his work place at home. Once we are both working we will have a better life again. We have a good life now, we just need to make it better. Having a job even though I am already a mom and a wife I still need a job for self-fulfillment and satisfaction. I know nothing is impossible if you believe you can do all those things. Time management is a good help too.
@rensal77 (116)
• Philippines
19 May 09
You're right, time management is very important most especially if you choose to work also. And if you put your heart and best into anything that you aspire to achieve, I am sure you will succeed. Good luck on your chosen path!
@Ronina (185)
• Philippines
8 May 09
For me i will choose to be a stay-at-home mom and you are right my family is my top priority. I can do a lot of things at home without getting bored ; 1. Taking care of my two year old son; 2. Taking care of my husband and his needs; 3. Doing household chores like cooking, washing dishes, wash and ironing clothes, taking care of my orchids; 4. Reading books or digital scrapbooking during siesta time.
@rensal77 (116)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Thanks for your reply! Good luck on your chosen path!
@ezekiel71 (132)
• United States
10 Jun 09
i will choose number 2, i love working but at the same i want to be with my family spend time with my kids and see them grow. for me time is so precious specially now that i have a little boy that needs all my loving and attention and at the same time i need professional satisfaction too that will keep me balance.