SAHM or working, which is easier
September 25, 2008 9:43am CST
I think working is easier then being a SAHM. I used to work full time and now I am a SAHM. I feel a lot more stressed and tired then I did when I worked. Sometimes I think of going back to work but I really want to take this oppourtonity and stay home and watch my children grow.
• United States
25 Sep 08
You will be glad you made the decision to be a SAHM. I don't know that one is easier per say than the other, I have done both during my lifetime and am now starting all over again doing the SAHM thing. They both have rewards and are both very hard. But I do think that SAHM deserves th same respect as working moms and that will probably be your biggest hurdle. SAHM's don't often get the respect they deserve. Good Luck with your choice and enjoy them!
• United States
27 Sep 08
I have done both. I worked full time before I had my first daughter. Then I went on leave about a month before I had her because they put me on bed rest. I was only in my 7 month when I had her tho. I had went back in forth between going back to work or staying home. I stayed home for about a year and a half after I had her. Then went back to work full time. So then I was a full time mom and worked full time. When I had my second one I didn't stay home long after I had her. The day after my six week check up I was back to work I need the money becaue the job my husband has his hours very. He can go from having overtime to no hours at all for months. So I need to work. I've so missed everything that I got to do with see and do with my first daughter. I want to be able to just to take time off from work to be home with my girls for alittle while well there young. They grow so fast its so unfair. Next, my oldest goes to kindergarden all ready it doesn't seem possible but true.