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Are you glad you work, or would you rather be a SAHM?

I got into a discussion with a lady at work and she thinks that all mothers with young kids, secretly wish they could stay at home with them. I told her she was wrong, because I like working.. I just wish there were more hours in the day.


Asked by Bubbie0809 at 3:05 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I agree with you. I put so much time and effort into getting good grades, going to college then grad school so that I could find a great job and pursue childhood dreams. That didn't go away after I decided to have kids. I want my kids near me as much as possible, but staying at home isn't "me." I like being at work, it makes me excited to come home and be with my kids. I am able to help provide for them, along with my husband and I love that.

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 3:10 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I love what I do but I love being a mom more - so I"d have to say I'd rather be SAHM

    Answer by beachgirl7970 at 3:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I like working.. lets me get outta the house for awhile & the kids too! But I love going home to spend time with them too!=)♥

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 3:06 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I always worked half time- I loved that arrangement.

    Answer by Sisteract at 3:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • im working now and i love it but i want to be hm with our daughter so friday is my last day of work im so excited!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 3:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I have been a stay at home mom since I was 7 months pregnant with my first and couldn't ask it for any other way. I love being home with my kids

    Answer by mommy5409 at 3:09 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I loved the time I was a SAHM!!!! I wish they were still little

    Answer by dancer at 3:07 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • No secret wishes here. I've very happy being a working mom.


    Answer by anng.atlanta at 3:08 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • i wish i could stay home..

    Answer by alexis_06 at 3:09 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I have no shame in admitting that I have no desire to be a full time mom. I'd like to work 30-35 hours a week instead of 40, but being home full time is not for me AT ALL

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:13 PM on Oct. 4, 2010