As a stay at home mom (SAHM), you are living the lifestyle that surprisingly, over half the population of North America wishes they could live. The U.S. Census Bureau conducted a study in 2005 that showed a 22% increase since the early 1990’s of stay-at-home-moms, which is an estimated 5 million 600 thousand mothers who have take on the home life with their children.
What are the benefits? Why would a woman want to stay at home is a question many people would ask. As a SAHM, you’ll know your child is being taken care of, because let’s face it, no one knows your child like you do through the known connection called “maternal bond“, and verbal/written instructions only go so far for a babysitter.
You will be able to stick around for those many “firsts” that will come through the many years. First time crawling, first step, first word. These things will help create an even stronger, intimate bond with your child and your family.
You’ll always have a story to tell and this will ultimately result in bringing you and your partner closer together. When your husband comes home from work or when you invite your friends to your house, there will be endless discussion, funny stories and memories to spark a conversation. Speaking of memories, you may find that your photo albums are fully loaded with those dear memories we don’t want to forget while your working friends albums aren’t nearly as rich.
In conclusion, you’ll have advantages being a SAHM just as there are advantages with working the days away. The lifestyle of staying at home isn’t for everyone and sometimes, due to finances, it’s not a choice. but for those who truly value family and loved ones, it’s an absolute must by any means necessary. If you don’t want to miss a thing in your little one’s life, perhaps becoming a stay-at-home parent is right for you.