Being a stay at home parent is a way of life, whether you work at home or are "only" a stay at home parent. There are issues you have to deal with that parents working outside the home do not face in the same way you do. There's a greater need to plan social time with other adults, for example, since you may not see anyone other than your children and your spouse most days otherwise.
Of course, the benefits are tremendous. You're there for your family. You get to see all those milestones you might have had to miss. For most, the benefits far outweigh the financial and personal stresses.
Everyone thinks you have all day, that you can freely sit around and watch television, but every stay at home parent knows that their days are full. Learning to manage your time well is a tremendous advantage.
No parent knows what to do all the time. There's so much to know about raising your family, keeping them healthy and just having fun while your children learn and grow.
Marriage & Romance
Keeping that flame alive is vital to a good marriage, but it's a lot of work.
It's so important to feed your family well, but challenging on some budgets. Learn about healthy ways to feed your family.
Part of the Cooking section, of course, and new recipes can be a lot of fun to try out.
At Home Humor
Take a little time to laugh at those delightful moments you encounter when staying home with the kids.
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