(Closed) Do you plan on being a stay at home mom?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you plan on being a stay-at-home mom?
    Yes : (95 votes)
    34 %
    No : (116 votes)
    42 %
    Not sure yet : (67 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I used to think it was ‘ideal’.  Then I started working in a kindergarten setting and I noticed how well-adjusted and school-ready the children were who did NOT come from a stay-at-hom-Mom situation.  Now I plan to happily send my children to preschool while I work. 

    Post # 4
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    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

      Right now, my plan is to head back to work after we have children. I can take a year off and they will hold my spot, so that may be an option. I feel like I would get bored staying at home!

      However, things may change when we reach that stage in our lives. I can’t see me staying home full-time, though. If we could comfortably make it on his job, I might. Fiance wants me to stay at home. His mom did with him and his brother. We’ll see!

    Post # 5
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    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    No, but my Fiance has told me on several occasions that he plans on being a stay at home dad.

    Post # 6
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yes; until they are atleast 3.  Then maybe I’ll go back to work full-time.  I definitely will once they’re in grade school.  I’m hoping I can do seasonal tax work or part-time book-keeping.

    Post # 7
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m not sure yet…I think it will be financially feasible for us if Darling Husband continues in his current job, but I don’t know if I WANT to stay home. I could see wanting to stay home for like the first year, but then I feel like it’s so hard to get back into the job market. 

    Post # 8
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    4546 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If everything works out as planned, then I will be a stay-at-home mom until our children go off to preschool. Then I’d like to work part-time or as a teacher so that I can get home when the children get home.

    Post # 9
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I voted for “Not Sure Yet”, but that’s because I plan to stay home part-time so I wasn’t sure how to vote. I hope to work 3 days per week and spend two full days at home.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I grew up with parents that both worked and I turned out fine!  Personally, I don’t think I could handle being home all the time.  I know you have a kid to do stuff with but I’m not a big household maintainer so I wouldn’t spend a lot of time on the home.

    Post # 11
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If we have children, I would like to be the one to be with them until they are in school.  I don’t have family to watch them.  As far as my career goes, I plan get my MFA first, keep making art whether we have kids or not, and possible get a teaching job.  So, I would be a stay-at-home mom sort of, but I could never stop doing what I do.  I have a friend who had kids just so she wouldn’t have to work, and I could never do that because I am a motivated work-a-holic.  I just hope to be good enough to make it working for myself.

    Post # 12
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Because of my career choice (and subsequent educational debt), being a stay-at-home mom will not be a viable option.  I may choose to work part-time though when they are really little (it depends on my job situation though).  Basically, I inadvertely made the decision when I chose my career…  Honestly, I can’t imagine staying at home though.  I would not be happy without academic stimulation and contributing to society in a broader sense.

    Post # 13
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    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I wish, but it will never happen!

    Post # 14
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    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Well, kinda. We own our own software company which hopefully within the next year or so will be profitable enough for us both to quit our day jobs and do full time. Working for ourselves will allow us to be home with our future kid(s) or at the very least, work around their schedules. 

    My mom was a Stay-At-Home Mom for the majority of my childhood. While I always thought it was annoying having her be class mom and stuff, looking back I think I would have much preferred that to having her work. 

    Post # 15
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    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Fiance & i don’t have children yet, but when we do we plan on me staying home with the children. i work as a nanny, so i guess you could say i make a living doing a lot of what SAHMs do- i love it! i may work a little. part time a couple days a week, just so i feel like i have a little of my own money, but i could bring a little one with me.

    Post # 16
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    2561 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    In Canada we get one year paid mat leave, so I will stay at home for the first year. There is an option in our mat leave benefits to work 5 hours a week without penalty on your mat leave, which I might do if I find I need more “grown up time”. Then after the first year I will work part time (in my current position which is 1/2 time). I pick up extra shifts now, but might not once we have kids.

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