“What does a stay-at-home mom (sahm) do all day?” This is a question that you might ask, whether you are considering being a sahm or maybe you are a husband of one. Shot, you could be a sahm yet you feel unsure of what you should be doing or what is happening to all of your time. Maybe you want to see some articulation of the wide variety of value that a sahm brings to validate your role for yourself or for someone else questioning your efforts.
Why can’t I fully accept and commit to my role as a SAHM and homemaker? Why do I keep feeling this need to make money on the side? What so much of me really wants is to return to online business. I struggle to accept that my mothering influence on our children is enough of a contribution. Making money is such a black and white, quantitative result of work. Mom wins are easy to overlook and take too long to reach.
It was an obvious choice for us to save hundreds each month, even if some months we have to pay for a $75 doctor visit. I’ve heard friends say they pay almost $1K/month for their family’s insurance and then they have to pay co-pays and reach deductibles. For us, we save several hundred a month for what we’d pay for insurance through my husband’s work.