Reasons to be a stay-at-home mom

Being a stay-at-home mom is a tough job. They have to take care of the children, the house, and the cooking. It’s not easy for any parent to do all these things and still have time for themselves. But it’s not just about the kids, or even just about the family. The reasons to be a stay-at-home mom go way beyond that. And here are some of them:

Reasons to be a stay-at-home mom

1. Watch over your children

Most moms decide after giving birth that they will stay at home and watch over their children as they grow. You monitor what they eat and watch every development stage.

2. Spend quality time with the family

Working full-time, you will have less time to spend with your family.  After a job, remember you need to prepare dinner and attend to other house chores, so there is not enough time to spend with your family.

When you decide to stay at home, you will have enough time to spend with your children.

3. Teach your children right and wrong

I don’t think there is anyone who can teach your child what is wrong and right, like a mom or dad. Being with kids all the time, I can discipline them and help them respond to certain situations.

4. Save money

When deciding whether you should stay at home, finances play a critical role.

Child care, commuting to and from work, lunch from restaurants, and work clothes are costly and can lead to adding more bills to your family.

If you add the total of money spent on clothes, child care, fuel, insurance and work clothes you will find staying at home is economical and can help save a lot of money

5. You can go back to work or work at home

Technology evolution allows millennial mothers to raise their babies and work at home.

When staying at home, you can decide to work at home doing online jobs, do online surveys, start a home business, or make crafts at home and sell them to make a profit.

Also, remember motherhood won’t last forever once the kid grows up and become independent you can decide to return to the workplace.

6. Makes life easy for your family

When you and your partner are working full time, it becomes hard to juggle between schedules. Who is responsible for picking up children from school, going grocery shopping, and transporting children to family activities?

If one of you is at home, it makes it easier for the family. You won’t have to stress about who is going to pick up the children

7. You become your children’s teacher

When you become a stay-at-home mom, you are the teacher of your children. When young you teach them the first word and letters and when they grow to school age you help them with homework.

8. Create your schedule

As a stay-at-home mom, you have the authority to create your own schedule. Not like a working mom, you have to follow your boss’s schedule.

You can easily plan a family vacation based on your husband’s day off.

9. Healthier family

When you are a stay-at-home mom you have time to plan and prepare a healthy meal for your family.

As a stay-at-home mom, you will have time to work out, leading to a healthy you.

10. It teaches you patience

As a stay-at-home mom, you will need to teach your kids how to behave in public or how to cook something without burning it or breaking anything else in the process. This teaches you patience and helps you understand that not everything can happen right now, but eventually it will be okay because of your guidance and support.

There are thousands of reasons to be a stay-at-home mom. If you are staying at home, share with us the reasons why you are a stay-at-home mom.

Lucy is a full-time stay-at-home mom of two. I enjoy writing about parenting and all the tips, tricks, and hacks that come with it. I have been a stay-at-home mom for 10 years now. I love being able to work from home and spend time with my children. My favorite thing to do is help other moms be successful in their parenting journey.

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