working moms or stay at home moms what do you think?

@hmbw_24 (407)
United States
January 25, 2007 1:45pm CST
what do you think, if a mom can afford to should she stay at home with the kids? or the husband? well personally i think she should if they can afford it. or even the dad should, my husband stayed home for a year while i worked. it was great for the kids ( both boys ) to see their dad in the homemaker role.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
My first 2 kids were in Day care while I worked. It was hard!! When I got pregnant with #3 me and my husband decided that I would stay home this time. Itis great, I work from home in my spare time and take care of my kids. I think that it is better and actually better for me as a mom. However finacially it is killing us. But my kids deserve a stay home mommy!
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@nannacroc (4049)
25 Jan 07
Well done, what they lose in material things they gain in having your time.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I think that if people are financially set & can afford to that either parent should stay at home & raise the children. I just think that too much of life is based on material needs and wants & that's not what is important.. It's important to raise our children & set them up with good values/morales and feelings of self worth and pride.. & who better to give them these qualities than their own parents. We aren't financial set, but I had to quit my job to stay @ home with my baby-- I wasn't happy & either was my little girl so I thought, screw it. we'll make it work & we have & we are. Because I do need the money, after a long time of applying and looking for jobs I finally found a Transcriptioning job I can do from my home & in training right now. I don't think people should give up and work just becuase they don't think they can make it work-- it can work!
• United States
26 Jan 07
I agree with you. It's not only good for the children but the parent that gets the opportunity to be able to have the privilage of staying home with the kids. It gives them a chance to get to know their children instead of cramming communicating about everyones day at dinner time. Families don't have the chance to be families anymore.
@kapoet (271)
• Indonesia
25 Jan 07
I like an active women. I like if a women work. They can buy anything with the money they earned. But if they have family because of married, I think that depend the condition. If your husband good enough for earn money it doesn't matter if the wife not working. But if too hard for life you must wake up. Your child will be understand.
@nannacroc (4049)
25 Jan 07
I'm a firm believer in one parent staying at home with the children. I have worked with children for a long while and in a lot of different settings and it is often quite clear which children have been at home with a parent and which have been sent to childcare facilities. The ones with a stay at home parent seem to be better behaved, have better speech and language and are usually the nicer children.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
25 Jan 07
If i could stay home with my children I would do it in a second. I would stay home and work from home also. I personaly can't do that because we need two incomes. i think it is a blessing to be able to stay home with your children, i feel the quilt every day i walk in that door from work at 7pm