Does Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Mean You Don’t Have A Life Beyond Your Children?

Feb 3, 2016 at 1:02 pm |
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Mother and child eating spaghetti together

Mother and child eating spaghetti together

 

When I was pregnant with my first child almost a decade ago, I knew from the get-go that I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. The thought of having to send my baby to a day-care facility at almost two or three months old for me to go back to work scared the hell out of me, and that’s why I did everything to make sure me staying at home will work for our family.

Now, I’m well aware that not every family has the option to have one parent stay at home, but I thank my lucky stars everyday that I managed to do so during those first crucial years as a freelance writer. I was always with my kids until they were old enough to go to pre-school and it’s a decision that I don’t regret at all.

But for some moms though, they feel like they have to go to work, and that’s totally understandable. There are some days in which I feel I barely have a life outside of my house and that everything I do is ultimately for my kids.

But does being a SAHM mean you don’t have a life beyond your children? Perhaps, as celebrity mom Nicole Kidman recently said in an interview that she’s thankful that she went back to work simply because she didn’t want to live her life “vicariously” through her two daughters, Sunday and Faith.

Here’s what she said:

Mother and child eating spaghetti together   When I was pregnant with my first child almost a decade ago, I knew from the get-go that I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. The thought of having to send my baby to a day-care facility at almost two or three months old for me to go […]