As a prior stay-at-home mom to now young adults, I looked back at some old photos and realized how those days at home were the best days of my life. Yes, kids can be challenging, but being at home with them is way more FUN than any “job.”
You get to spend the day with little people who adore you. You get to be your own boss and decide the agenda for the day. You get to tap into your creative energy to develop fun activities on a rainy day. You get to enjoy a beautiful spring day on a playground or a summer day at the town pool rather than a stuffy office. You get to play loud music in the middle of the day and dance, draw or move your body. You get to volunteer in ways that address your gifts and passions and benefit your children. You don’t have to stress out about a child getting sick and needing to stay home from school. And you get to meet like-minded, intelligent women sharing your values and doing the same thing.
While it’s not an easy job, most of the time being a stay-at-home mom was fun. I am thankful I had a mother who stayed home with me, and hope other mothers embrace the fun aspect and enjoy their children. It goes by too fast!
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