I like to stay at home

@scheng1 (24748)
Singapore
March 2, 2016 12:33am CST
I like to stay at home. The problem is that I spend most of the time outside the house. There is hardly a day that I can stay at home. The full time job plus the travelling time means I am out of the house more than 11 hours per day. Weekends mean grocery shopping, plus meeting with friends. Sometimes I really envy those who can stay at home. They can plan the schedule more flexibly than us working adults. I like to stay at home whenever I can, but that means I am sick or the weather is just too bad for me to go out.
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@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 16
I like to stay at home too. I used to like going out when I was younger, but since I became a stay-at-home mom, I really enjoy the peace and comfort staying at home. I also agree that I have more time to spend now, and also can schedule my time better as I wish. I used to spend almost the whole day out when I was working as well, I also told others that I didn't see the sunlight at all during the weekdays. I used to think how nice it is if I could work from home. I never thought of quitting the office job until my elder son was born. Do you stay at home on Sundays?
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
6 Mar 16
I think once your third child is born, you are going to get really busy. I wonder if you have anyone to help you with housework or to take care of the schooling of the older children while you take care of the baby. I cannot imagine how you can manage your time.
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@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 16
@scheng1 My husband is always doing the housework as well, so I think I should be fine with it. Moreover, my elder son is already 7, so he can help out quite a few things at home too. My parents will be here for at least a month, for the confinement period. Glad that my son enjoys learning on his own too, even now when we are not schooling, he still always writes "assignments" for himself to do. So, I do not worry about his schooling too much. But yes, definitely I will be busier with the baby, and my little girl is still "sticking" to me a lot. Anyway, I always believe there will certainly be ways if we want to or need to do something.
@rina110383 (24072)
2 Mar 16
I love staying at home as well. I feel lazy going out except when I need to buy food and other necessities. I get to save a lot by staying home.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
3 Mar 16
If I stay at home, I may not save a lot. For one thing, the electricity bill will be higher, since I have to use the computer when I am at home.
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@rina110383 (24072)
3 Mar 16
@scheng1 My monthly rent is inclusive of the electric bill and unlimited internet. I maximize it by working and staying at home.
@MGjhaud (20681)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
a lot of my friends have turned to home-based jobs cause they can take care of their kids at the same time or mostly they own their time. i like being at home too.. not setting my alarm clock, wake up anytime i want or take care of something else while working at home but i still love the idea of seeing other people 5days a week, being a different place, and im more productive when im a follower. however, during my day offs, i spend it in bed most of the time. exept for when i go to the grocery or eat out with friends.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
2 Mar 16
I think those who are staying home and taking care of kids have to set alarm clock! They have to bring their children to school or nursery. Sometimes I think they are working harder than us who have full time job.
@MGjhaud (20681)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
@scheng1 moms are superwomen.
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@AkoPinay (10088)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
Me too. That's why I left my job and most people call me lazy :-D
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
2 Mar 16
If you can make money from home, that is not laziness. Laziness happens when you do not want to work, and still want to get money from your family and friends.
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@AkoPinay (10088)
• Philippines
2 Mar 16
@scheng1 yeah many people still cannot believe we can make real money online.
@PainsOnSlate (20414)
• Canada
2 Mar 16
I work from home, i have a studio in the house and I paint and sell my work in local stores and wineries. Sometime i wish I I had a reason to get out of the house...
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
3 Mar 16
You can get out of the house to take pictures of nature, and then you can print from those pictures. It will be a good exercise for you too.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Mar 16
I think the home sometimes means a hotel for many people who have to work However, in the weekends I still tend to go out. Since I think children need more outdoor activities. And this is why I don't mind whether it is hot or cold outside, I still want to find some outdoor activities for my son. When children stay at home, they have nothing interesting to do and it is easy for them to be addicted to computer or TV. It is not good for them. You will not know how difficult to think out a good plan for the weekends
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
2 Mar 16
Unless you have those Lego for them to build, It is extremely expensive, but the time the children can spend on these make the investment worthwhile. Not all children like to build up the Lego structure, since it takes a lot of patience to do that.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 16
I've been stay at home for a while now, i have no regrets. sometimes going out seldom makes you realize how fun it is to go out side.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
2 Mar 16
That is true. We always cannot find a good balance. If we are out so often, we like to stay home. If we are at home too often, then we like to go out.
@ida123 (6243)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Mar 16
Staying at home is somewhat boring if you're not still used to it but if you are used to this situation, then you have peace of mind, you can do of what you want and in doing it, you are contented.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
2 Mar 16
For us who seldom have a full day at home, staying home is a luxury. We get to stay home only when we are sick, or when we have a free day. That happens less than ten days a year.
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@vvitta (11)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 16
I gave up my job because i seems to be doing everything. Working plus running the household and 2 teenagers with their own issues. i decided to just quit. Lost the money but gained so much peace of mind and the bonding with the teens is worth everything. So now I am poor but happy.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
2 Mar 16
That is good. Your time with your daughters will not be wasted. Just wait a few more years, and they will work, and give you money. I think that my career women just do not dare to quit, because they love money as much as their family, and they think they can have both.
• Calgary, Alberta
2 Mar 16
I feel the same way. I always have this heavy feeling on my chest whenever I have to leave my house for work.
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@marlina (76641)
• Canada
2 Mar 16
I am retired so I spend my time doing exactly what I want to do. But before retirement, one has to work!
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@Vjvals (925)
• Roseville, California
2 Mar 16
There needs to be a healthy balance of both
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