Pros Vs. Cons of being a stay-at-home mom and a mom going out to work
Today there are those who still think that being a stay-at-home mom is only part of our performance as women and even something that does not require a much effort. While there are those who know that having and caring for children is a full-time job. Only every woman knows whether she should continue working or stay-at-home. However both scenarios has its pros and cons.
The first thing I would like to emphasize is the concept of what it is to stay-at-home and keep working because when you decide to stay and raise your children, it does not mean at all that we are not going to work. On the contrary, those who value this decision know that work at home is sometimes even more forced than doing it at a company, because at home there are no established hours or a pay that equals all functions.
However, those who leave must also bear the weight of the responsibilities that their profession indicates, more apart from getting home and keeping up with the pace, therefore I dare to say that there is no inclination towards either of them.
Moms who stay at home
- You do not have a fixed schedule so all day you’re up and down.
- You have no monetary payment.
- Everyone thinks that since you are at home, you do nothing.
- Although you dress well, you end up full of throw-up, milk, paint, mud and the unknown at times.
- You miss working and interacting more with adults
- The unemployment gap gets bigger.
- You are all the time with your children, which could make up for everything.
- You do not have to worry about asking permission to go on vacation.
- Once you pick up the pace, the tasks become easier and you get organized better.
- After a certain stage you start to take more time for yourself.
- As your children grow, you can add more recreational or restful activities to your day.
- Do not worry about getting daycare or babysitting.
Moms going out to work
- You miss many special moments with your children.
- Many people dismiss working mothers as abandoning their children.
- It is a constant battle to find a reliable school, daycare or nanny.
- In addition to the work of the office, you get home to take care of the children.
- You must be well dressed even on the days you put on a shirt and sports pants.
- Every day you get up early and you just do have a break.
- In constant conflict over extended hours or meetings that do not allow you to leave work early.
- You have a profession and good economic support.
- The feeling of an additional independence.
- An additional paycheck.
- You’re staying in the game career-wise.
- Staying connected to the larger world.
- The intellectual stimulation is fulfilled.
So as you can see, there are many advantages and disadvantages of either role as a mother, although the perspective can change according to the priorities of each woman. If you insist on combining both tasks, there are many options about work at home which may not be the same as going to work but you can continue enjoying your little ones.
Is it worth it?
From the moment I found out that I was pregnant I knew I had to stay at home. At times I really wanted to go back to work but the overall feeling of being at home for their biggest first moments in life has meant everything to me. They have impacted my life tremendously and made me such a better mom and person. They have shown me how precious and delicate life was and my world will never be the same again. It is most definitely worth it.