You’re more than just a mom
While there’s nothing wrong with choosing to be a stay-at-home mom, many women don’t enjoy being a full-time parent and prefer to spend some time in the adult world. You have worked hard to get to where you are, so never feel guilty for wanting to go back to work and show the world what you’re made of.
Be a role model
Whether you’re raising boys or girls, it’s very encouraging for children to see their moms as professionals and it influences positive thinking around gender equality.
Do what’s right for you
If you’re not happy being a full-time mom, your kids won’t be happy either. You’ll be a better parent if your other needs are met as well. As long as your kids are safe and with a good carer, they will be fine.
You have an excuse to get dressed up
Let’s face it, many working moms would never get out of their PJs if left to their own devices. Having an office to go to motivates you to get dressed and start looking after yourself again.
You can buy stuff without feeling guilty
If you aren’t able to contribute financially, you might feel too guilty to spoil yourself with that pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing out. While you still have to budget when you earn a salary (raising kids is expensive), you’re less likely to feel guilty when you want to treat yourself to something special.
Childcare can be useful
Having a nanny or sending your child to crèche can be good for him. It teaches them to be sociable and gets them used to different people. Which is never a bad thing.
Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.