(Closed) How would you feel about being a stay at home mom?

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: How would you feel about being a stay at home mom?
    If we could afford it financially, I would do it in a heartbeat. : (284 votes)
    45 %
    I wouldn't do it if I could, too boring. : (110 votes)
    17 %
    I would love it, but I would have to have a hobby or part time gig. : (234 votes)
    37 %
    No preference either way.. : (7 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    2224 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would love to be a SAHM. I could think of things to do / look up Pinterest now and then for ideas so we don’t get bored. Hell yeah I’d be a SAHM. Unfortunately, that’s not likely to ever happen.

    Post # 4
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    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Not for me, I love my son but no way in hell would I want to be a SAHM.  I couldn’t handle it and need the adult interaction. 

    Post # 5
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    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t want to be a mom, but I would also never want to stay at home.  I would feel terribly guilty staying home while my husband works.

    Post # 7
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    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We don’t plan on having kids but I would love to stay home.  I am so looking forward to retirement that I can barely stand myself.  Just 20 more years….LOL

    Post # 8
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    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You couldn’t pay me to do it.  I get bored if I’m home for more than a few days, I cannot imagine just being home constantly.

    Post # 9
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    2450 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    That’s our goal. We are working hard to further my husband’s career so that I can first go down to part time and then eventually quit my job. 

    When we have kids… daycare will cost as much as I bring home in my paycheck. Besides, then we will finally have a place that’s clean all the time… not just for special occasions because we are both exhausted from work and don’t want to clean.

    Post # 10
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    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    If I had gotten married younger, I would have probably done it. Now, it doesn’t really interest me.

    Post # 11
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    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @rosworms:  LOL Sorry I have to laugh having kids usually means a house that is a zoo.  I have a 14 month old and my house looks like a disaster half the time with toys all over the place. 

    Post # 12
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I looooove staying at home… mostly because I hate working. When my son was born I didn’t work until he was 1 and then I worked at a daycare that he attended until he was 5. After that job I worked at a store part time for 3 months and realized how much I can’t stand it. My son is in school and lives with his dad part time now so I’m mostly a stay at home wife.

    Post # 13
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    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d love to but that would mean that 3 years of stress and hard work/$100k tuition debt from law school would have been for nothing :/

    Post # 14
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    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Hell yah. I want to be a stay at home mom to my cat, much easier than human kids! 

    Seriously though, my mom was stay at home and I always thought she had a pretty sweet gig. Especially when we were older.

    Post # 15
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    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @roweboat:   (I’m a Rowe now too:)  I’m older and my kids are now 22 & 16 but I was a stay-at-home mom. It was the hardest  & best job I’ve ever done – and I was a middle school teacher before that. Nobody was going to raise my kids but me. I gave up a second income and tenure, but I wouldn’t trade those years for anything. We didn’t have a lot of extras but we were financially secure and able to do it. I didn’t have a great marriage but I’m able to look back on those years as very fulfilling personally because of what I was able to give my children. My kids loved having a mom who was involved in their school & always there at the end of the day. I believe that once you have children, your adult needs are secondary to your children’s. I never lost my identity as a SAHM…that was who I was. BTW, I was 31 and 37 when I had my kids, so I wasn’t concerned with finding my identity – I knew who I was.

    Post # 16
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    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Yes and no. I think that if a parent can stay home with a child for their earliest years, that’s the best possible option, but beyond that, I don’t think I’d be happy at home all the time and would prefer not to.

    I raised my daughter on my own for more than half of her life and quite frankly, the idea of basically doing that again doesn’t appeal. We’re focusing a bit more on my SO’s job prospects than mine as I’d prefer to do more consultancy/short-term work after we have a second child, but I have no interest in being at home all the time and being primarily responsible for children and the house. My SO wouldn’t want me staying at home either, largely because then I probably *should* be responsible for cleaning the house and he knows I wouldn’t do it 😉

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