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Is it a good enough goal to want to be a stay-at-home-mom?

Will the kids when they're grown appreciate that the mom stayed at home?

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I think it's a great goal. Your kids will appreciate it a lot when they grow up and reflect on the fact that mom was always there.

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Good answer. I was a stay home mom till my boys were in high school and never regretted it.
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So was my wife. She went out and got a job when the kids were responsible enough to come home from school alone and that was just about high school age.
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I'm a stay at home mom. It's the best job in the world. :)

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yes

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You betcha!!! It's a great goal. Take lots of pictures and movies of their everyday life, especially when things are the usual hectic stuff. Years later you will look back on those moments and have the best time remembering. Another great goal for a stay at home mom is to make EACH child their own photo albums that will be theirs someday. Of course make a bunch of photo albums for you and your husband, but make copies at the same time to make for them. They will LOVE it.

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Hi Sincerity, it's whitte:-), trying to figure where probs originate with site- or acct.?
so far this is working better than other..hmmm. if you could please make any comment so can see if notifications show up? thanks!:-)
how's your daughter and the Baby doing?
Connections on whitte not working so... haven't run across you since earlier.:-(.
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Oops! Sorry I JUST saw this! Let me see if I have a notification .YUP! I have a new notification and a follow !!!! Okay, I will follow and now press this and see if you get it.
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Thanks Sincerity!:-). got it! both notification and comment,.
still seems to be a prob with "my connections" when trying to check Q&A's.
on Web it keeps going to a page "what are connections...blah,blah", and on iPhone App, I get; "oops, something went wrong.. please try again".
shoot, I allready KNOW what connections are.. thank you Ask..lol! now please show me their Q&A's!! ha,ha..
Eric @ Help, asked me to see if everyone who is having any probs could E-mail
him with as much detail as possible as to what exactly is not working right and how it's presenting on screen, and which system.. i.e. you would be App & iPhone..etc.. if you're still having probs. that is.. know blades mentioned some, Seriously also and a few others.. think a lot of us have gotten so used to some of the "glitches" we either think it's normal or we ignore them if not too inconvenient.. know I ignored for last few weeks how it got slower and slower, then notifications stopped, started all mixed up, stopped..
getting to connections became erratic and finally completely went Ga-Ga yesterday, started getting that frustrating "error" message and dissapearing comments again!! Oof-Da! Almost threw my iPad against the wall!! lol!
good thing I remembered they don't make them as tough as my old Mac.
I used to WHACK it while traveling when the Apple color wheel would take over!
no Comp tech's on board ship!!
that poor thing took a beating!! took it 5 years of that to finally say " I give uuuupp"!! ha, ha..
will pass on the info once get a few more "testings", and see what can be done..
thanks again!!:-).
you're up late/early?? doing ok?
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FunnyLittleFrog

If you do it, do it because you enjoy child-care, not for the children to be grateful or such when grown. It's unpredictable what will be when they are adults, just luck if they are exactly as you wish.

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Spot on, FLF.
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It's great but depend on your economic circumstances ...so if you stay home you can find some job to work at home to help with expenses

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Being at home is a perfectly fine goal to have. My mother stayed home, and I have so much love, respect, admiration, and appreciation for her! Did I feel that when I was a kid? Absolutely! I loved having her there for me, and I was thankful.

As for me, I work from home every day, so I feel like I have the best of both worlds. I can easily get to my child's school for class parties or other events. I can take her to dance class and cheer practice. I just manage my calendar around these things so that I don't miss anything.

If you decide to work, find an employer that allows telecommuting. It's so much easier to have work-life balance.

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There's been a change of perception over the past fifty years and lots of people look down on stay-at-home mothers, but it's still a noble task and one that your kids will appreciate.

When Nikita Khrushchev was the Russian premier, back in the early 1960s, we used to hear horror stories about conditions being so bad that, as soon as babies were old enough to leave in a creche, or childcare, their mothers had to go back to work to help make ends meet.

In the West we're now doing the same thing, and willingly, because for many women there's much more fulfillment in a career (or even a job as a checkout chick) than in housework and child-raising.

It's up to you how you prefer to spend your life. Just don't fall into the trap of thinking that the world begins and ends in your home and with your children. Allow yourself to grow, to have interests outside the house. to blossom as a woman. And try to keep your work skills up-to-date so that you can find work, if you want to, when the kids are older.

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great advice Dodgy!:-).
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Thank you, Granpa.
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It is the most important job in society

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