Are you able to be a stay @ home mom without worring about financial burdens?

United States
June 3, 2010 4:32pm CST
Just wondering if moms who choose to stay home with their children do so without having to worry about the financial burden and debt most American homes face? Choosing to live on one income is a big decision! What if you could "have your cake and eat it too?" Would it be an interest to you?
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@ifa225 (11093)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 11
i am trying to get the cake and eat it. but it is hard to find the cake and the real cake that could give me some money. i have try every way to find some extra money. I am not able if i just sit and relax.
@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
7 Jan 11
Well, we just started this whole staying at home thing, but I am actually working a little bit in the evenings, because our child goes to sleep fairly early, and then I can go out and see a couple of students. I don't really need to work but it does make things more comfortable and gives us a safety net.
@buggles64 (2713)
• United States
28 Nov 10
This is such an interesting question, because I have always wanted to be a stay at home Mom, but without the worrying of financial obligations. I have worked since I was 14 years old...and for a steady income. While I was going to school and with four children at home, I managed to work part-time on the weekends. I had a little extra money, but rarely had time for my children. Now, I can't find a decent job, am forced to live with my 68 year old Mother, and I have so much time on my hands, but my children and I do not even have the luxury of having our own home. It would be great to find a happy medium...a good paying job that didn't require a ridiculous amount of hours.
@kristinad (185)
• United States
30 Jul 10
i am a stay at home mom and yes i do worry about it but look at the world today who is not worried about it. every one you know is now getting laid off from work and they are saying it is going to be getting a lot worse.
• United States
17 Jul 10
My oldest is 12 and I have been a stay at home mom for that long. Yes, there are financial worries at times and we wonder where the money will come from. I know that if I worked the money situation would be much better. However, our decision for me to stay at home was one of the best decisions that we have ever made. I would not trade being at home for having extra money. Staying at home is a blessing and I get the honor of homeschooling too.
• Australia
7 Jul 10
I have been a stay at home mom since 2 weeks before my daughter was born & she is 3 now...hubby & I are constantly worried about money especially in the last six minths as hubby was out of work until a few weeks ago...we are now starting to catch up on bills but even when we hve done that, we will still worry about money...I work hard trying to find ways to make more money online in what my hubby calls "spending too much time on the computer", I also waitress a couple of nights a week which pays cash in hand & my daughter & I deliver catalogues for a bit of extra pocket money. If some one showed me a way to be able to continue being a sty at home mom without having to worry about how I will pay my bills, I would jump at the chance.
@besthope44 (12141)
• India
5 Jul 10
Well as most families plan the their finances, so most moms dont worry about it, just like my wife.
@olayemi7 (36)
• United States
2 Jul 10
Well am a fairly new mom and would love nothing more than to stay at home and watch my child grow. The only problem is I can't seem to find any legit online business and I can fall back on. If you have any ideas please do share. Thanks
• United States
17 Jun 10
I just decided to stay home and this is my first month doing it! Going to one income is very scary but where there is a will there is a way!! I had to get my student loans deferred to help us out but all of this is worth it to be able to spend this time with my baby!!
4 Jun 10
Ithink everybody worries about financial situation at some point thru there life and am a stay at home mum and yes i worry about it sometime s but i dont let it get me down my family dont do without aand thats what matters i think only if ur family suffer then it begins a problem
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
3 Jun 10
I stayed home with my sons and we were always concerned about money. My husband was a skilled tradesman, but I felt that if I went to work, since I could not get a good income, most of what I made would be taken up with babysitting fees and eating out which we could not afford that much. We were also careful budgeters and I think that is the secret, that one has to be willing to do without. Unfortunately it is usually the woman who makes the sacrifice in that case.
@elvieb02 (696)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Well, even a stay home mom worries about the financial burden since moms are usually in-charge with the budget for food, utility bills, and other necessities. it's kind of difficult to budget money specially if you know that your husband has difficulty finding it, or even if that's not the case, there is this guilty feeling that since you didn't work for it, then spending is not joyful. I still prefer to work even at home, at least some extra bucks that will cover utility bills and groceries.