Girls: If you could afford it, would you be happy being a stay at home mom? Guys: If you could afford it, would you be happy with your wife being a stay at home mom?
I've never understood the appeal of being a stay at home mom. I want to work and do things! I wouldn't like staying at home and not working at all, I would be so bored.
Only if she's happy doing it.
My mother has always been a stay at home mom. Some people look down on stay at home mothers, and it drive me crazy.
They have some of the hardest jobs out there! There's no reason to look down on them at all. My mom did it for a couple years when we were younger too.
I would get too antsy staying at home all the time. I would feel like I wasn't doing anything with my life. And I don't like or want kids so...haha.
Men need to work; women have a choice.
Why do you feel that way?
I disagree. It differs with each family.
I loved being a stay at home mom and miss it so much.
I would be happy with it if she was. I said, "no," because I don't believe that nearly as many women enjoy being stay at home moms any more.
I tried it and it was way too hard for me.
Uh, I'd be okay being a stay at home dad!
That's how we did it. My wife has been a full-time mother since '92. It's been a sacrifice, but we view it as worth it. My "career" is just an earning mechanism to enable her to do the important work - mothering.
If I have kids it is what I hope to do :-)
And run some kind of small business or non profit as well.
I would be a stay at home dad if my wife made enough. As long as she boat me a boat to go fishing on, and I could play golf whenever.
Mine has been for >12 years...
Are our answers a solution for a household debate?
I did stay at home, although I worked at home too, until I was a single mom & then I worked, But by then my daughter was in 3rd grade so there were just a couple hours after school when a babysitter or her grandmother watched her.
Susan. Please go to my poll and clear something up. :-)
Looking at it now, because of livefree's poll. Don't see what you mean yet, but I'll get there.
Anything she wanted :)
That would imply kids in the house. Yikes! A nightmare come to life. But if the unthinkable had happened, yes, I'd have been fine with it if it was what she wanted to do, or we could swap after a few years if she got burned out.
I am a stay-at-home mom. Though oftentimes, we aren't at home at all. Bit of a misnomer. ;)
In order to afford it, we cut out tons of extras. It's all about priorities.
I wouldn't mind it. :-)
Exlusively? No. I plan on being a writer/stay-at-home mom.
I would love it! It would be so absolutely awesome :)