As I look at the title of this post, I can’t help but laugh because being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) is not something I had ever considered…ever. I didn’t have anything against SAHMs, I just knew that it wasn’t “for me”. I knew I wanted to continue working to climb the “corporate ladder” (or so I thought). Now that I’ve been a SAHM for almost two years, I can’t imagine spending my days any other way. There are so many reasons I’m happy and grateful to be a SAHM, but I thought I’d share my top ten reasons with you. So here we go…
1. Being able to create my own schedule
Working in the fast paced world of recruitment, my schedule was never really my own. From the time I got to work until the time I left, my calendar was blocked off with numerous meetings, interviews or other mandatory events. It was not easy to take off or leave work early if something came up at home. Now that I'm home full-time with my kids, I have the pleasure of creating my own schedule & being able to change it as I see fit. Granted, sometimes the kids do control the schedule, but I can handle changes coming from them. My husband and I no longer have the issue of me not being able to get off work, in the event that he needs to stay at work longer or go into work earlier. I don't have to choose between work and family. Being a SAHM gives me back a big chunk of my life that I hadn't even realized I'd lost.
We’re just getting started, and will have 5 more top reasons to share with you on why I love being a SAHM.
BMWK: There are so many benefits and rewards from being a stay at home parent. But we also realize that it requires a lot of sacrifice…especially financially. If you are (or were) a SAHM or SAHD, what has this experience taught you? If you’ve never wanted to Stay at home…please share with us why?
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