December 10, 2009

To be a SAHM or Not to be

It seem like the general consensus among moms especially those working like me, is the wish to be a stay at home mom (SAHM). I previously posted a poll where 163 moms responded. 137 voted and 26 commented. Out of this results, 35.77% would have rather preferred being a SAHM. 

I'm astounded by this result. I thought I was an isolated case as evident on my article "A Mother's wish". This being said, at which spectrum in the graph do you fall into? And if being a SAHM is not an option, what do you do?

Your thoughts and ideas are welcome. Please speak your mind. After all, we're all mothers here...

*Here's the rest of the story on this Poll and read what other moms are saying.


  1. I have been a SAHM for so many years... I have always loved it but it can get really tedious sometimes.
    It's really important that you have your own hobbies and things to keep you occupied as well as the kids.
    Thanks for that insightful post... it really got me thinking.

  2. I have been a SAHM for 4 years and I love it, most of the time. I'll admit, there are days where I want to just leave the house to get some ME time! However, I feel very blessed to be at home with my boys and experience all of their "firsts"! I wouldn't change it for the world.

  3. I'm a full time working mom - I have 2 boys, a 4 year old who is now in part-time kindergarten, and a 22 month old boy. My mom, mother-in-law and grandmother look after my chilren, so it made going back to work a whole lot easier for me! I had 6 months mat leave with my first baby, and a full year mat leave with my second baby, which was totally awesome. I like that I work outside the home, because I get some me time, I can do my errands at lunch, etc... but of course, some days, I'd love to be a stay at home mom - in my perfect world, I'd work part-time!

  4. I really would love to be a SAHM but I don't have kids to take care of. I don't even consider myself a Mom, lol!

  5. I've been a SAHM for almost 3 years. I love it most days and wouldn't trade it for the world. We have to make huge sacrifices, but I think it's worth it.


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