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10 Things To Know Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom

Before you decide to settle at home and be a full hands-on mom, make sure you consider everything first. There’s a big difference between being in a day job and being a stay-at-home mom. Think of it very carefully—consider your children, know your priorities, then decide.

Here are 10 things you need to know before becoming a stay-at-home mom:

            1. Sometimes, you will find yourself wishing that you stayed with your day job—this is normal because adjusting is something you might find hard to do especially if you have already been working for quite some time. Know that this thought will swing from time to time, so you should know how you will handle it if ever you choose to stay at home, full time.

            2. You will have more time for yourself—you will find yourself engaging in exercises, especially when the baby is sleeping or when your kid is at school. You’ll start paying attention to your fitness, which is a good thing.

            3. You will have other out of the house activities—you’ll find yourself engaging in groups about almost anything, books, movies, and even church. You will be able to go out with other moms too.

            4. Scheduling—you will start to enjoy to schedule matters for home and for the kids. You’ll write down a to-do list which will help you become productive for the day.

            5. Money—When you finally decide to quit your job, you’ll be thinking about the expenses and who will help your husband with the finances. You hae to consider this and put this in your priorities because money plays a very vital role.

            6. Some Girl Talk—you’ll have more time for your friends too; people you haven’t really catched up with since you have been busy with work and home.

            7. Vacations and outings—you usually can’t join the family for some out of town trips or even just a visit at grandma’s because you have work. When you decide to be a stay-at-home mom, you will be able to spend time with your kids as well as your own parents.

            8. School activities—You’ll be able to attnd your kids’ school activities more often and just have those proud mom moments. This will be pretty fulfilling and will really make you feel proud of yourself and of your children.

            9. Monotony—There will be times that you will feel as if life is so monotonous. You’ll ask yourself why you feel that way, it’s not like you don’t enjoy being a mom. Take note that you have to put up with an almost monotonous everyday life.

            10. Retirement—Also consider the benefits you will be receiving once you stay longer in the company and retire at a later age. This may confuse you because early retirement, which means spending more time with family, is also fulfilling.

            Before you decide on becoming a full-time mom, make sure you ask yourself some of these things. Contemplate and know what you think will be right not only for you but for your family.



What is your parenting style?

Your child comes home from school with a star on his hand because he was able to write down his nickname without any guidance from the teacher. How does this make you feel (Choose 1)?

Confident that you were able to teach him at home without much external support.

Proud that your child can now progress to writing his complete name soon.

Happy that the writing techniques you learned online and taught your child worked.

Relieved that your child was able to do the task without much effort.

Reassured that your child is able to start writing his own name at his current age.

Excited to take your child to the toy store to get his reward for a good job.

Please choose your answer.

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