Moms who work outside the home................

United States
April 18, 2007 9:34pm CST
Do you work because you need to or because you want to? If you could, would you choose to not work and to stay home with your children all day? I know alot of moms would love to do that. But I also know some moms need to work to keep their sanity.
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9 responses
@lornalhai (148)
• China
19 Apr 07
I work because i need it to support family. If i could, i do not choose to stay at home with my childen all day, i want to do i love.
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@fayzah (253)
• United States
19 Apr 07
i work outside the home to help bring more money to the household, so my family can live a better live, and it is relaxing to me to get out, even if it is part time, and i get real good health care that also helps out. wouldnt give it up to be home all day, i would be climbing the walls.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I work because I have to- Financially I must work to provide for my daughter- Also my daughter is 10-- and in school during the day- I'd love to be home with her in the summer and right after school. But then again after a while at being a stay at home mom- I'd probably be ready to go back to work- I like to be busy! Be nice to work part- time-- that would be a happy medium for me and my family.
@soccermom (3200)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I work because I want to. I couldn't be a stay at home mom, I tried it once. I honestly don't know how they do it! Don't get me wrong my kids are my first priority, and I do everything with them I can, but I go crazy if I don't get out and have adult contact! As far as I'm concerned stay at home moms should get a paycheck like those that work do, their job is a lot harder than mine!
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@mjgarcia (725)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I work because I have to. I would love to stay home. When my youngest daughter was born, I stayed home for almost a year. I enjoyed it. My house stayed cleaner, I got a lot of writing done, I felt more rested. But then it was necessary for me to go back to work. My children are in school, but it would be great to be here when they come home.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 07
I work because I want to. I dont want to be left behind with our fast-pacing technology and this will help me share these knowledge to my kids too.
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@shila07 (514)
• Bhutan
19 Apr 07
Yes, i do work becuase i need to work and earn for my children and to give better education to my children. Ofcourse i like to stay at home with my children, but what to do i need to go for work and earn money. Ofcourse my husband is in good post and working in the Nationa Hospital, but even than, our own money is different. We can do anything we like. So i prefer to work and earn.
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
I would say both. I need to work because may family have finacial obligations and my husband's salary is not that big. So we help each other to fulfill our responsibilities. But the other side is I need to work and just like the other moms you know, it keeps my sanity. I have my own passion and aspirations in my life. I would like to fulfill both to my family and to myself.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Right now I just work part time. I started working cause I could take my daughter with me then take her to school. It was a way for me to get out and meet other people since I had lived in my local town for almost 3 years and didn't know a single person. I work at a Christian based daycare/school and I've met some great woman there. Of course there are always one or two that you really don't want to associate with. Right now since my hubby's overtime was cut, I work cause the extra cash I bring in helps pay a bill or two. Then I take my hubby out for dinner once a month with my check. Its a treat for us to go out right now since the OT was cut out. Plus since he's working 2 jobs its kinda my way of saying thanks in a small way.
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