Monday, December 5, 2011

Why Stay At Home Moms Rock!

I have heard a lot lately why being a working mom is so great and I think it's about time someone says why staying at home is great. I am not saying working moms are horrible and should stay home. I understand that it is an individual choice. I am just sharing why I love staying home with my kiddos.
I love being at home with my daughter. We have so much fun together. I am not the perfect mom. Here is a list (and they are all true) of why I love staying at home with my kids:
  • I can stay in my comfy warm jammies all day (I do this more than I like to admit).
  • I can nap when baby naps.
  • I always have time for crafts.
  • More time to clean the house.
  • I can help out others more.
  • I get to greet my hubby home for lunch and after work!
  • I get to see Little Miss achieve all her big and small milestones.
  • I get to raise her the way we want and not hope she learns what I want from a daycare.
  • No one can care and love my baby like me which makes me feel good when I am stressed.
  • I can cook and bake all day long.
  • I get to chat with people who I would otherwise have little time to talk to.
  • I can focus on my family more.
  • Even when money is tight, we are happier for me being at home taking care of things.
  • I actually have more me time and can develop myself as a person.
  • No work stress!
  • No commute.
  • No work drama.
  • I can kiss and soothe baby's ouchies.
  • I am covered in "baby-loving"
  • I am relearning how to see the little wonders in life.
  • I get a workout just carrying baby.
There are 100s of reasons why being a stay at home mom rocks! I think we need to validate stay at home moms who sacrifice their wants for their children. Again I am not saying working moms are selfish or horrible but I do think we should praise both sides of the fence. I grew up with my mom working. She had to help provide for our family while my dad went back to college. She sacrificed what she wanted to take care of our family. It was hard growing up with her gone and exhausted all the time but she still loved me and taught me many invaluable lessons. Being a mom is tough period. Any mother who puts her wants aside to care for her family should be acknowledged. Thanks to all the moms who have influenced my life; working or staying at home, you guys are great!

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