Article: Stay-at-Home Moms on the Rise in the US
I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. My husband and I discussed this before we were married and agreed I would work until we had children. I worked up until I was 6 months pregnant with our first before I quit. The agreement was I had to save to pay for medical insurance or the birth, which I did. We had great insurance at the time, as we did with all our hospital births, thankfully.
So my decision was a based on personal preference. My mom and grandmother were both stay-at-home moms. My mom didn't start working until my dad started his own business, even then my mom was pretty much at home every day we got home from school and saw us off.
The article below is about a study done that shows there is an increase in the number of stay-at-home moms. It says it is probably because of economic factors.
What do you think? Why is the number of stay-at-home moms rising? Why do/did you choose to stay-at-home?
I have been a work out of home mom for most of my children's lives. Yes at times I held a "brick and mortar" position too but for the larger portion I have been working from home. I did this because I wanted to be the one seeing them off to school and here when they got home. I wanted to not have to worry about being home with them when they were sick, I just can and don't have to worry about losing my job. And honestly, a huge part of it was that childcare is incredibly expensive.
There were a lot of factors, honestly. those were the biggest ones for me though.