Can you sacrifice your career , and be a full time mom for your children?

Philippines
February 20, 2007 6:43am CST
Some working mom leave behind their children to maids. Is double income better? Do you miss the chance to become a better mom if you stay on your career
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8 responses
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
I don't think that you are less of a mom when you're working. You only get to spend lesser time with your children but it doesn't mean that you're missing the chance of becoming a better mom. Actually, you are a better mom because you are also financially supporting your family and at the same time helping your husband to raise your kids. You do not totally rely on your husband, who is usually the breadwinner, for support.
20 Feb 07
I am a full time mum to ,y kids. I don't feel like I have sacrified my carrer though, but more my social life. Sometimes it does get me down, but usually I can look at the bigger picture and realise that I am doing the best for my children and I have plenty of time for my own life later.
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
I would consider sacrificing my career right now and be a full time mom to my kid. The problem is, I can't afford to give up my full time job because that's where I get the funds to provide for her. Eventually, I would like to have my own business at home so I can be with her most of the time.
@hh9905 (1275)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 07
When i have children one day, i do not mind if i have to be a full time mom, provided of course if my husband and i have enough monthly income to do so. I wouldn't say it'd be a sacrifice to my career since i still can do my work at home. You see, i am involve in doing programming. So if i'm forced to do so, i will try to find something that i can do online or projects that i can do at home.
• Romania
20 Feb 07
i thinck my children will meen everything to me.If i must chose betwen my career and my children then i shurly chose them becouse they are everything and they desirve the best in this life, they diserve love and good care so i'm not agree with career.
@Monkeymia (206)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Although, I am still on unpaid maternity leave til April, my husband and i decided that I would not return to work. Partly because i hated my job and also because as my husband is in the Navy and will do more sea time now, its too hard for me to work. I used to work in the Hospitality Industry so working half the night (2am) then being back at 11am is not easy with a 7 month old. Although we realise it will be hard to live on 1 wage, we decided that being happy is better than having money and being miserable. I don't think working mums are lesser mums, they still do the same amount of work as SAHMs, they would just do it at different times to us.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I am now a stay at home mom but I worked untill I had the baby. I feel that in some areas double income is needed to provide for a family. I think that you do miss a lot of opportunities if you are at work an not at home with your children. I am thankful that I do get the opportunity to stay home and teach my daughter the things I want her to know rather that her be at daycare.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I've been both at different times and when I was working outside of the home I hated it, I felt like I was missing so much of my children's lives. I didn't always have a choice though and sometimes had to work to support our family. Now I work from home and love it. I'm here when my only one still at home needs me but can still provide for our needs. Kids are flexable and adjust but I do think from things my own kids have said over the years that kids like having Mom at home for them.