I don’t see myself working outside of the home at all. I have NO desire to have a career outside of the home, even when my child gets older. There are some things I might like to do someday, but that would be after my child/children are adults.
In a perfect world I’d be a SAHM and then a “housewife” forever. This *is* my career and it is very fulfilling to me.
Liz Lovin' DH DS (12) and forever missing DD (12/02/07)
From the withered tree, a flower blooms~ He's here!!! So crazy in love with my boy!!! 12/14/11
Before I had kids I did a lot of vounteer work, and definitely plan on picking that up again sometime in the future.
There is a slim chance that I may go to culinary school one day. I would love to go to law school, but don't want to practice law, so I can't justify the expense.
I have a degree from a prestigious University, and it kills my classmates that I have never had any real career aspirations. I always wanted to be a SAHM.
Of course, WOH doesn't mean not bringing in any extra income. I have a fantasy of running a small shop attached to the house. Something crafty. And my kids will be able to run back and forth as they please. Or maybe it will wait til retirement. Who knows?
I also believe in volunteering. I consider it a duty and a pleasure. Though I'm not currently volunteering anywhere, I am looking. And when my kids are born, I want to take them with me. I think the world needs more people who aren't tied down by careers to do good. (Not that I don't think people with careers don't do good things, but that it's easier to when you don't have to work 40+ hours a week on top of it.)
If it was realistic money wise though I'd be fine never going back to school or work. I SAH!
I'm staying home forever.
Jenn<>< crunchy conservative mama to 6
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I like being a mom at home, but I am not really a homemaker type person, or at least what I imagine that to be--someone who loves to garden, sew, decorate the house, organize. I feel the need to contribute to my community in other ways. Maybe this would involve volunteering, or political activism, or something other than my "career", I don't know yet...but something other than being at home.
I don't love housework. I don't love grocery shopping, yard work, or cooking. What I do love is the rhythm to my days. I love hearing the front door bang closed as the kids rush in from school. I love snuggling with the little one as daddy heads off to work. I love having the morning free to visit my grandmother. I love that when dh is off during the week, we can go have lunch together. I can't imagine a job that I'd love more than this one!
Personally, I am very happy doing what I do. My husband is happy. And my kids are happy! I recently had a conversation with my dd (6 years old) who asked if I had a job. I told her I did. She said, "No you don't! You don't work." I told her my job was to stay at home with them and be the best Mama I knew how to be! Then she thought about all the things I really do at home, and what being a SAHM really means... she was impressed afterwards. :LOL And I felt really appreciated. (which I need sometimes!!)
Autistic pagan mama with five kiddos on the spectrum, learning through living life.
I'd love to watch my grandkids someday if my kids needed me to!
I have other aspirations and desires. And maybe at some point I'd like to do some work for $$$, but not really outside of the home. And if it was, I think it would be way part time and low key. I have dreams of making more room for charity work and things like that. But not any official "job".
I feel that I am just lately really getting into my "job" as a SAHM. Like I'm just beginning to have this world, this SAHM world, unfurl to me.