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Do you thinking working and having more income is more important then being a stay at home mom?

  • Yes, having more moeny to support family is key.

    25%
  • No, Staying at home with the little ones is more important.

    74%
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amandajean...
Submitted by at 11:30 AM on Dec. 17, 2008
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Do you thinking working and having more income is more important then being a stay at home mom?

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amandajean...
Submitted by at 11:30 AM on Dec. 17, 2008
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  • AmaliaD
    Submitted by   at 11:45 AM on December 17, 2008

    to me, yes the money is important to be able to have to power to control their schooling, neighborhood, etc... if my dh made enough that we could get by in a decent school system and not use PA and be respectable then i would stay home but he doesnt, that was the story with my parents too and i am so glad my mom worked and set that example for me. also i went to college, paying student loans still, have a good career, if i hate my job that would be an issue too but i like it so... i like that i work

  • bekfish84
    Submitted by   at 2:23 PM on December 17, 2008

    Depends on your situation.

  • mamacindy7
    Submitted by   at 11:09 PM on December 19, 2008

    I said yes to working but only because my husband and I always worked different shifts so the children were never with anyone else.

  • Snapdragon...
    Submitted by   at 11:40 PM on December 19, 2008

    for me, being a single mom, you can never have too much money.

  • Magpie75
    Submitted by   at 12:47 AM on December 20, 2008

    I think it depends on the family and earning potential. Sure if I only made minimum wage with no benefits it would be an easy decision to stay at home. I also think that it depends on the woman and what she chooses to do.

  • Jessica157
    Submitted by   at 3:45 PM on December 21, 2008

    I almost didn't answer this poll just because of the wording. I do believe that making enough money to support your family is key, but I do not believe that staying home with the kids is any less important. I certainly do not believe someone should stay home if it means they'll be completley dependent on any welfare services. The decision to stay home, as personal as it is, I think really needs to put financial responsibility first whenever possible. It really comes down to a family's situation. I have been a stay at home mom for several years now because it got to the point that it made more financial sense for us to go this route. I do however still bring in income providing childcare for others. Best of both worlds I suppose. :)

  • SAHM_N_Luv...
    Submitted by   at 11:44 PM on December 21, 2008

    I would have liked to have seen this poll worded to say "stay at home parent" instead of "stay at home mom". I was a SAHM for while, but I've always made more money than DH, so he ended up quitting his job and becoming a SAHD while I went back to work. It is important to us to have our kids cared for by their parents, and we're willing to sacrifice some luxury items in the short term to have that. Circumstances will always change and there is no way to predict the future, but we plan that one of us will be an at-home parent until our kids are much older. We're just not stuck in the 1950s thinking it has to be the woman.

  • JeffersonM...
    Submitted by   at 7:42 PM on December 22, 2008

    a lot of families can't support themselves on 1 income. we are very lucky that i only have to work part-time and we can stagger our shifts so that one of us is always home. not everyone is that lucky.

  • JulieJacob...
    Submitted by   at 8:12 PM on December 22, 2008

    I suppose it depends on how much money your husband brings in. For me, staying with the kids is much more important than a little extra cash.

  • Blueberryp...
    Submitted by   at 11:12 PM on December 24, 2008

    Stay-at-home-mom is wonderful job if you're up to it. I decided to do it for a while, but no offense to my son, but all day, everyday with a bby can drive you a little nuts. I got a job && now two weeks before Christmas, I am unemployed again. I very much will be looking for a job soon, but will cherish these few weeks with my son.

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