Being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) is not something I had ever considered…ever. I didn’t have anything against SAHMs, I just knew that it wasn’t “for me”. I knew I wanted to continue working to climb the “corporate ladder” (or so I thought). Now that I’ve been a SAHM for almost two years, I can’t imagine spending my days any other way.
Below, we are continuing with the top 10 reasons I love being a SAHM. We’ll pick up where we left off, but you can click here to see part 1 if you missed it.
6. Being able to save money
My husband and I have a somewhat unique situation in that we've never had to pay for child care. When I was pregnant with our son (now five), we decided that my husband would start working the overnight shift so that he could stay home with him during the day while I went to work. I was initially nervous about what that would mean (having to fend for myself at night), but it definitely gave me a peace of mind when it was time for me to go back to work. Now that we have three kids, my paycheck would be paying for childcare if I were still working outside of the home. Being a SAHM has allowed us to not only save money on childcare, but also on gas, food and dry cleaning.
Being a SAHM has changed my life for the better in more ways than one. It’s not a job I ever envisioned for myself, but a job I am grateful that God has entrusted me with.
BMWK: There are so many benefits and rewards from being a stay at home parent. But we also realize that it requires a lot of sacrifice…especially financially. If you are (or were) a SAHM or SAHD, what has this experience taught you? If you’ve never wanted to Stay at home…please share with us why?
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