I chose to be a stay-home-mom based on experiences that I could not ignore. Before my husband and I were even married, we discussed how we would best care for our children if/when we had them. There is only so much preparation you can do to get ready for parenthood, but how we were going to care for our children was important.
Maybe you had similar experiences that shaped your choice.
Here are 5 reasons why I am a stay at home mom:
But, she was there. It is a huge reason why I chose to be a stay-at-home mom.
I wanted to be sure my children had one consistent caregiver-me-starting from when they were babies.
I know from my child development training (and common sense) that one consistent caregiver is what is best for children under 5 years old. It supports their developing self esteem and empathy.
Even though I did not want my children growing up in daycare, I know that some parents have to choose that route. I pray that they can find the best care possible for their children.
We establish our values in our home. There is discussion as my children grow and are able to understand how we do things in our home and how others choose to do things in their homes. Babies and toddlers need consistent values. Things get confusing with the rules at daycare and the rules at home not always being the same.
I wanted to be sure I provided consistent values education to my children.
My kids still all play together even though my older two are in the teen and pre-teen years now!
I owe it to the people I love to actively love them. To be present and care for them.
Even when I feel lost in motherhood, I can love others. I do not always work through the challenges in the prettiest way. I teach my children that God is perfect-even when I show them I am not perfect. He never gives up on me, so I will not give up on my family.
Enjoy your time at home!