stay at home

@beesm17 (107)
United States
April 21, 2010 11:57am CST
does anyone stay at home with their kids? I do and i love it. im so thankful that i get to teach them how to do things and watch them grow up. the only bad thing is people dont realize how hard it is.
9 responses
• United States
23 Apr 10
I am a stay at home, homeschooling mother of ten children, and have been a stay at home mom since the oldest one was born. I never wanted to be anything else. It was hard in the beginning, but as time goes on, and I matured and got organized, it wasn't hard anymore - at least no harder than what anyone else does! I do not lay around the house and watch tv, in fact, we don't even have a tv! Most people want to know how I get as much done as I do, which attests to the fact that I do work - and hard!!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
22 Apr 10
I do, and I love being home for them. My daughter will be 7 in July. My son just turned 16 months. They are only young once. It is hard, bus so, so SO worth it!
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
22 Apr 10
I currently watch kids from my home, so when my little guy gets here I'll be able to keep him and work from home. I think it will be hard though to balance a newborn and still do everything I do for my business and keeping the other children. My sister is going to help me out for a few months, but I'm so happy I'm in a situation where I can keep him at home with me.
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
22 Apr 10
I stayed home with my son for 3 years before going back to work part time. It was the most rewarding, and most difficult thing I have ever done. You are right, people don't realize how hard it is. They think you just don't work, have plenty of time on your hands to do things for them, and that you must be bored out of your mind staying home all the time. I actually had someone say to me- 'I could never be a stay at home mom, I'd get so bored.' I was never bored. I had a baby, then toddler to keep me busy. He was fun and required a lot of work. Plus there's taking care of the house. And we didn't stay home all the time, we went to the library, playground, play groups, shopping, all kinds of things. There wasn't much time to be bored. Even though I am only working part time now, I feel like I don't have the time to do all the things I want to do. I enjoy my job, but I miss being home with my son.
• Germany
22 Apr 10
I have a 5 month old beautiful daughter and she is my world. I am a stay at home mum but I could never have imagined how hard it was going to be. Until you actually have a child and are put in this situation you are blissfully unaware at what is waiting for you when the little one arrives! I used to work and I must say going out to work was a lot easier work than being a mum 24 hours a day. But no matter how hard it is I wouldn't change my life with her for the world. Everyday is a treasure to me as I get to see her new little ways. i think the dads have it easier going out to work! I am sure my boyfriend couldn't cope allday long on his own if I went to work. When you become a mum you also have to become a super planner, multi-tasking super woman in order to fit everything into one day which as you probably know doesn't alway go to plan!
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
21 Apr 10
I do work part time outside of the home, but I also am home with my daughter and I home school also. I know how much of a pleasure it is to be home with her but I agree that people think that most moms at home do nothing except sit and watch tv. It is hard work to keep a home running smoothly and run after kids all day. I know a single dad that is busier than I am because his kids are involved in a lot of sports.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Apr 10
I've been a stay at home mother with my children for the last three and a half years (since my son was born). I treasure this time that I am getting to spend with him and the time that I was able to spend with his sister before she started school as well. I feel like I have the opportunity to know every aspect of my children and I know exactly what they are exposed to. Being able to stay at home with them is the greatest gift that I've ever received and I also think that it is the greatest gift that I could ever give to them.
@kathysmi (73)
• United States
21 Apr 10
I love being a stay at home Momma. Its a whole different world for me. It is a lot harder than I would've ever thought though and I totally agree, people don't realize that there is a lot of difficulties staying home. I wouldn't change it for the world though. I get to see all my lil ones firss, I got her first smiles, and burpes and everything else.
• Philippines
21 Apr 10
I do. I am a full time mom now for almost a year. Not only people doesn't realize how hard it is but also for other moms out there. With my own experience, it was only now that I have really experienced and realized how really hard it is to take care of your siblings. I used to work before and so being a full time mom really exhausts me most of the time. And sometimes it's really frustrating and depressing to see things when they don't work the way you want them to be. And I also realize having more than 2 children around the house really drains my energy, especially when I still have a 2 year old daughter and a 1 year old son minus my hardheaded 9 year old eldest son and a very active 4 year old son.