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Like many of you, I also came to this crossroads when I got pregnant with my first child. But at that time, I was not ready to leave my career. So my decision making focused on how to make it work as a career mom. But then my son turned out to be sickly, and so I was back to the same crossroad. This time, the force to be a stay at home parent is more urgent than the first. My friend Marie has a different scenario. She immediately decided to be a stay at home mom (SAHM) when she learned that she was pregnant. But throughout her journey as a SAHM, she battled with mental and emotional issues. And so she felt that going back to work will help her.

But how do we decide whether to be a stay at home mom or a working mom?


3 Questions To Ask Whether To Be A Stay At Home Parent Or A Working Mom


Can You Afford It?

This is a tricky question, and there is no one answer for it. This will depend on where you are right now. Whether the kids are still young or are almost to college. And how about the status of your savings. When doing the math, you will realize that you will be able to cut back on expenses as a SAHM. But you will also significantly lose one income. Don’t stop in the “we can’t afford it” response though. Push your envelope and think of ways to augment the loss of your income. The internet has offered a more extensive option for women. Businesses can be done at home, and so does work. It is an option that you might want to look at.

What Is Your Career Path?

Let’s be real on this one. When stay at home parents return to the corporate world, they face the competition of much younger seekers. They are fresh out of college with newer skills to offer. And they are more idealistic and passionate. The same is true for moms who are desiring to return to work after a period of being a SAHM. Career pathing does not only rely on experience -though. This is where education or training can save you. Plan and take the necessary steps to get continuous learning. This can be done through distance education or out of pocket training.

Child Care And Family Values

The most important people that would affect your decision will be your spouse and your children. How will daddy cope-up with the single earner for the family? Or who will take care of the children when both mommy and daddy are at work?



Different situations have led us to the same crossroad. And yet, there was no one correct answer. And so I’d like to say that your decision is the best one for your family. You will always be the perfect mom for your children, whether you are a stay at home or a working mom.

At the end of the day, we only do what is best for our children.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!
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