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Should you work outside the home or be a stay at home mom

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Everybody has a unique story, and this is mine. After having our beautiful baby girl, I continued to work full-time as a physician. I was tired at home, tired at work, and not doing my best at either. I cut back to 15-20 hours a week, and am so grateful for the precious time I have with my ever-growing girl. I finally have the energy to be the attentive, patient, and energetic mother I've always dreamed of being for her. What allowed me do this was of course my supportive husband, and finding an opportunity to work from home. I became an independent consultant for Rodan & Fields, a skincare line from the developers of Proactiv. I met tons of other consultants and unexpectedly found an amazing support group of women from all walks of life, who are all able to spend more time at home because of what they do. I work when I want (often about 15-30 minutes at the end of the day when my baby is asleep) and am anticipating to cut back even further on my physician hours in the near future. It's the best step I've taken for myself and my family. If anybody wants to hear more about it, send me a message and I'll get back to you. I have a lot more free time than I did 1 year ago :)


work from home I think the best


I was a stay-at-home mother for nearly 5 years with my oldest, but I was happiest when I got my part-time job. I only work mornings, when he's in preschool and it's perfect for both of us. There is such a thing as spending too much time together! LOL I got to interact with adults and bring in a little money (so I didn't feel useless as far as the household income was concerned). It's not much, but it definitely increased my confidence. Not everyone is the same though, you'll have to make the right decision for yourself. Good luck!


To Each his own,being a stay at home mom or dad is a job in itself 24hrs,i chose to stay home,i have 4 young children, no one takes better care of your kids than you,or maybe the grands too,but I say stay home for me:)


I chose to do both I work only 2 and a half days a week which I love because I feel like I'm able to bring in some sort of income for my family and take some pressure off my fiancé to support the family and it's so much easier than running a household even with just the 3 of us so for me it's a "break and some adult time" but I also love that I'm home much more than most working moms so that I don't have to put my son in daycare I'm able to be the one to take care and raise him and take care of my family I feel like I get the best of both worlds


I think working at home is way better if you have small kids range from ages 2-10


little kids need more time from mom


stay at home mom


It is entirely up to you. I have kids who require special needs, but I choose to be a stay at home mom because I do not trust many to care for them. Do not feel bad if you are a SAHM or a working mom; disregard anyone's negative comments about either one. Both are great and both have rewards. SAHM are not lazy though--we work from home but never get paid. ;)

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