A Different Kind of Work

Stay at home mum/ Dad

Pros

  • You can focus most of your time and energy on your children because you are not worried about work deadlines,

  • Your children are with you most of the time, so you won't feel like a daycare worker is raising them. You determine what they eat, their schedule, and the values they are taught. You also are fully responsible for their safety.

  • You have the freedom to run your home the way you and your spouse choose. You can be on top of the bills, cooking, cleaning, and getting the kids everywhere they need to be.

  • Staying home can be a more economical choice for some families than having to pay for childcare, fuel costs, transportation costs etc.

  • When you do decide to go back to work, employers may seem more open to stay-at-home mums re-entering the workforce than ever before.

  • You will be less likely to miss out on important developmental milestones of your children as they grow up. You will be there to witness their first step, their first smile, the first day of school etc.

  • You'll meet a lot of other stay-at-home mum friends, giving yourself a little break while sharing common experiences.

  • You'll have more control over your family's routine as a stay-at-home mum. You won't have to worry about getting called in early to work or having to stay late for a meeting. Your routine will tend to be the same from week to week as a stay-at-home mum.

Cons

  • You may miss the interaction you had with your co-workers, the satisfaction of doing a good job, bringing in a paycheck, and even getting dressed up for work.

  • It's easy to create a bubble and isolate yourself as well as your kids from the outside world.

  • You may feel like it all falls on you. Even if you have a supportive spouse, there will be times you feel super-stressed trying to keep up with it all while raising kids.

  • You will now need to manage your household budget with just one income. You may have to make reductions in your unnecessary expenses and cut out most luxury items.

  • Kids can be more than a handful with whining, fighting, and misbehaviour. You may often feel like you’ve had to turn into a referee, intervening in between squabbles, rather than the Parent...

  • You may miss engaging in social activities like office parties, business meetings, and corporate outings that tend to talk shop more than family life.

Workshop for Stay at home mum/ Dad

Bottom line:

Whether you have been made redundant or have decided to give up work for any variety of reasons, you now find yourself in this situation. What can you do to keep your mojo intact? What can you do to keep yourself motivated and give the best of yourself to your family without neglecting your own unique needs?

 

Send us an enquiry to sign up for our personalised workshop to help you with your transition easier, whether you’re transitioning to or from a Stay-at-Home Parent.