Monday, May 12, 2008

SAHM

After one of my old childhood friend read my "at work" frustation post, she asked me if I'm considering turning into a SAHM (stay at home mom). Hmm.... I know it will be very rewarding as what could be more important than your lovely kids, spending quality time with them is every mother's hope. I believe every SAHM would agree with me. I thought for a while and said that I would love too but scared that conflict will arise between my MIL and I as I have a SAHMIL (full time stay at home mother in-law) :D

I actually expressed this desire to my hubby a few times and test his reaction in our light conversations, knowing my hubby, he is always on the safe side which is - no definite answerlor. I also do not want to put too much pressure on him, we have been so used to live with two incomes, cutting the earning into halve sure will impact the family in one way or another. I believe finance is always the main factor to consider for families when deciding to switch to single income. I really salute families who made that decision, many career minded women have decided to turn into a SAHM, it's not an individual decision more of a family decision.

I believe the kids will be thrilled to hear that if I ever turn into a SAHM. I'm actually trying to secure a half day job i.e lecturing or tutoring which allows me to work and contribute to the society and at the same time more time to be with my children, guiding their studies and planning for their meals. Cater food is so boring.......

I welcome those who have gone through this phase and would like to share with me to either write to me or post in your blog.........people like Ling and Michelle. :D

5 comments:

Ling That's Me said...

first of all, if ur hubby does not support the decision of you being a SAHM, then it's best you stay on your job. bcuz he could hv feel the burden of just relying on a single income.

we did our sums and just could get by each month. if not, my hubby also will not support my decision to be a partime SAHM. and it's only partime! I cannot be a full time SAHM, bcuz rely solely on his income is impossible to move on to the next month.

KM said...

may your wish come true soon.

i have yet to fulfil my desire to become a SAHM, part of me dare not take up the challenge.

and this may be abit late, but still, would like to thank you for the condolence message you left on my blog.

as i was reading about your posts on your mum, i cried. time heals but never forget, right?

Wai Wai said...

Dear Ling, yeah it's a couple's decision, don't worry I won't rush into this but I do admire your move even though you are just a partime SAHM... it's never easy to face with material temptation and instead go for simple life...i'm reading a book now, will share with you all once completed..

Wai Wai said...

Dear KM, i hope you take comfort in my sharing, our mums will be forever in our hearts, that's for sure... welcome to my blog...

MamaJo said...

I dream of that too, but, then, as SAHM, it is not easy as well....yesterday I ask my hubby to become 'SAHF' for a day babysitting Isaac, and at the end of the day, he told me that he really salute me of thinking to become of SAHM...cause he said, it is definitely not an easy job compare to office work...he,he...at least, now, he realise :P

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