Stay At Home vs. Working Mum

You know those lists that you make when you can’t decide on something? Like a pros and cons kind-of thing? Well lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my life as a stay at home mum and how this positively and negatively impacts my life, and the life of my children.

Stay At Home +’s

I’m literally watching my children grow every single day. I’m 100% part of their lives and moulding them into the children they will be when they enter the world of education and more.

All the firsts, I’m the one watching and helping.

I’m there for them whenever they need me and even when they don’t. I get to play with them both all day and I set their routine and make sure they’re eating right. (Well, most of the time!)

We can do pretty much anything we want to during the day. Trips to the park, soft play, beach.

Working +’s 

More money would be great for my children and my family. We could do more things and acruelly afford to go to more places, and possibly a holiday or two in the year. I would love to take them abroad on a fun filled holiday, and also I would love for Jack and  I to take a ski trip once a year whilst Amelia and Max are still too young.

Me time. This one may sound a bit strange to anybody working without children, but for a stay at home parent the working world really does seem like a place of freedom from the ‘mum’ shouts and dirty nappies!

Adult talk is something I rarely come by. Even when Jack comes home from work we don’t tend to have much to talk about unless it involves fish or babies! I would love to listen to other adults complain about the dodgey photocopier or snooty co-worker.

Of course the only negative to work and main thing I would be worried about is missing my children and everything they do. And so for now I am really happy, and grateful, that I am a stay at home mum.

When the time comes for me to start working I would love to be able to do something meaningful and help others so I have decided My Next Move – College & Degrees. Getting qualified in paediatric nursing to either work in a midwife role or neonatal. I’m very passionate about helping families and young children although I can’t actually decide which direction I would really like to go.

Are you a working mum or a stay at home mum? How does it work for you? Thanks for reading!


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