I am coming up to a big decision point and I’m having a hard time with it! Do I want to quit working and be a stay at home mom (SAHM) or keep working and be a working mom? A lot of people are saying “oh that decision is easy! Who wants to keep working if they can quit?” But, it’s not that simple to me! I find there are merits to both and keep going back and forth between the two!
Pros and Cons of being a SAHM:
Pro- Getting to spend time with my baby and seeing all his milestones as they happen.
Pro- Being able to teach him new things and have fun together.
Pro- Extra time to get stuff done around the house (naptime?)
Pro- doing fun stuff together like going to the park, story time at library etc
Con- 24/7 on call mommy (overwhelming?)
Con- no extra money
Pros and Cons of continuing working:
Pro- extra income for family
Pro- feeling of worth of working and contributing
Con- dealing with work…so much crap to deal with
Con- paying for daycare
Con- not getting to spend as much time with him
What do you think? Would you rather be a SAHM or keep working?