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#1 of 11 Old 04-05-2011, 10:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Being a SAHM is anything but easy, but it's so very worth it. Whenever I am down, I try and think of the moments of the day that make doing what I am doing, worth it. Some of mine are:

 

- Being able to cook a wonderful, healthy meal for my family (almost) every day.

- Being able to drop everything and play with my baby for an hour because, heck, I'm my own boss!

- Being able to take baby and go visit the hubby at work for lunch.

- Being able to spend lots of time cuddling and rocking my little baby.

- Being the main care giver to my little one and knowing all of what goes on in her day.

 

 

What are some of the moments for you?


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OOooo i like this :)

 

i am a stay at home mama because i know that i am the only one (besides my dh, but he is off at work) who can love them unconditionally even when its beyond challenging to.

 

i do this because it feels great at the end of the day to look around and be proud of the way my house is being run. i have the time and energy to do things that i never thought of when i used to work.

 

i do this because out of the blue, my ds1 will stop and hug his baby brother, for no reason, then continue about his day. i like to think that my approach to parenting has something to do with his kindness and thoughfulness.

 

i do this because i love informing my dh of cute things the boys did during the day.

 

i do this because it makes me feel like the glue in our family. i feel like the time spent working on the house, doing chores, playing with kids and cooking brings us together so beautifully

 

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OOooo i like this :)

 

i am a stay at home mama because i know that i am the only one (besides my dh, but he is off at work) who can love them unconditionally even when its beyond challenging to.

 

i do this because it feels great at the end of the day to look around and be proud of the way my house is being run. i have the time and energy to do things that i never thought of when i used to work.

 

i do this because out of the blue, my ds1 will stop and hug his baby brother, for no reason, then continue about his day. i like to think that my approach to parenting has something to do with his kindness and thoughfulness.

 

i do this because i love informing my dh of cute things the boys did during the day.

 

i do this because it makes me feel like the glue in our family. i feel like the time spent working on the house, doing chores, playing with kids and cooking brings us together so beautifully

 

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Wow mama, you have a wonderful way with words! What you wrote was so beautiful, seriously gave me goosebumps. I completely one million percent agree with all you said, especially about being the glue within our families.

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i do this because it makes me feel like the glue in our family. 

very well put cherrybomb. I like this thread megannt. 

Today my 8 mth old decided to cuddle on me for the first time. Like a big kid would. She was content for a good 5 minutes just laying in my arms. I made a mental note and thought "everything was worth it, for just this moment"

 

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I'm doing this because I know I am missing nothing!

 

I have been there for every first, every fall, every tantrum, every "I yove you too mama!".

 

Priceless


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Jumping in here, too!

 

Thank you for starting this thread :) It's comforting to hear other SAHMs express satisfaction with their parenting choices. The improvement in the way our family runs with me SAHM (compared to when I was working) is almost palpable. Some days are more challenging than others, but we are a much more content family unit now! It works for us -- wouldn't work for every family (and that's okay, too!), but it definitely works for ours.

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Wow mama, you have a wonderful way with words! What you wrote was so beautiful, seriously gave me goosebumps. I completely one million percent agree with all you said, especially about being the glue within our families.



awww thank you :)

 


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My kids are so happy, and I like to think it's because I choose to raise them and teach them myself. 

 

I love the impromptu moments of stay-at-home-parenting; when we decide to just ditch everything and spend the day swimming up in the woods (a good drive from us) or just rolling in Central Park and getting lunch at a little sidewalk cafe. I get to plan our day and I love the little fun, inexpensive things that are available to us if we dig around a bit. 

 

I love teaching my children. I love reading blogs, gathering craft inspiration, and making plans. My favorite part of our learning is sharing the books I read/adored as a child..and building a collection!

 

No one will love my children like I do, and I'm happy that they can experience this incredibly feeling! 

 

I like making a home. I like baking, crafting, and being home and cozy. It's warm 


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I love the impromptu moments of stay-at-home-parenting; when we decide to just ditch everything and spend the day swimming up in the woods (a good drive from us) or just rolling in Central Park and getting lunch at a little sidewalk cafe. I get to plan our day and I love the little fun, inexpensive things that are available to us if we dig around a bit. 

It's warm 

 


This is awesome! Wow, I value this so much. Some days we go to the beach, some days we go to the city. I would have to fit all of that into a weekend and we would be tired. I am excited for this too as dd gets older. Thanks for bringing this up.

 


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Every single night I think of how happy I am to be home for my kids. 2 of them are in school,3rd & 4th grade, & our little one is 13 months old.
I breathe for them, I live being the mommy that makes sure they have everything done that they need, bring gentle with them. When it gets crazy one of them will just stop, hug me and tell me how much they love me.
I am pretty sick right now, my epilepsy is bad. The boys love helping with their sister & making sure I'm ok too.
I wouldn't trade this craziness for anything. We are a very loving family and let each other know all the time.
One of my favorite part of the day is when they get home from school they run to me & Charlotte, & their daddy, hug us & tell us they love us & missed us. Then get wild lol
Because of my epilepsy we have came up with a phrase. Anytime I make a loud noise or drop something, someone says " I heard a thump!" so I have to quickly reply with "I'm ok!" or they come running to check on me lol.
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I want to be able to see every new thing that DS discovers. And I know that no one can care for him as well as I can.

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