If I become a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM), how will it benefit me? What are the benefits to my kids and my hubby?
Tough question huh?
Giving up your career just to stay home and take care of your family can be a very difficult decision.
I’m not even going to pretend and tell you lies. 🥺
Even I was sceptical when I gave up my beautiful banking career to become a stay at home mom.
So, what really happened?
What did I see in this Stay At Home Mom thing that is making me so obsessed?
I will let you know in a moment…
Just before we get to that, I guess you already know what being a Stay At Home Mom is all about.
A stay-at-home mom (SAHM) is someone who stays at home to raise her children and manage the household.
She is not working on her career at the moment but she is the teacher, caretaker, nurse, chauffeur, cook, prayer warrior, lawyer and babysitter for her kids.
Being a SAHM is a sacrifice – you will give up a lot of things.
Besides that, it needs immense patience to be with the children 24/7 with no breaks in between.
So what are those benefits that you can get from being a Stay At Home Mom?
Let’s find out.
What are the benefits of being a SAHM?
There are so many benefits of being a SAHM but I will only mention a few core ones.
As you progress on your Stay At Home Mom journey, you will find some benefits that are custom to you.
To make it easy for you to estimate the value of the benefits, I will section them into three categories.
- We’ll begin with the benefits of being a Stay At Home Mom to you – the mother.
- Then we’ll see the benefits of being a Stay At Home Mom to the kids.
- Finally, the benefits of being a Stay At Home Mom to hubby – the father of the house.💕
So, let’s begin.
What are the benefits of being a Stay At Home Mom to mothers (SAHMs)?
When you are a stay at home mom you are going to be home a lot of the time.
But don’t let this fool you into believing that you are worthless and unproductive.
There are tons of advantages of being a stay at home mom as you will see below.
1. You experience all the memorable events first:
When you are at home all day, you are the first to see everything that happens to your kids.
You are the first to notice when they sit, crawl and when they take that first bold step.
You are the first to see their first tooth and hear them say their first word.
These events are very memorable and will only occur once in their lifetime.
Being able to see them firsthand is very pleasing and heartwarming to a mom.
2. Less traffic when you go out:
As a SAHM, you mostly go out when others are in their office working.
Meaning, less traffic and shorter waiting lines.
You will cherish this point if you stay in a place like Lagos, Nigeria where the traffic is crazy mad.
3. It helps you to stay organized:
Being at home helps you work with a daily routine.
Meaning, you can plan and organize activities for both the kids and yourself.
You can give food to them on time, make them study their lessons, and take care of other basic needs.
Being organized helps you to be a happier person. No stress.
4. You derive pleasure in grooming your kids:
Being with your children throughout the day and taking care of their needs gives you immense satisfaction. Honestly, this is better experienced than word of mouth.
When they grow up healthy, it makes you feel proud.
As a SAHM, I derive pleasure in being able to teach my children about God and good moral values.
You end up becoming an ideal role model for your kids because you’re in their lives 24/7.
5. You can focus on children:
Your priority is the well-being of the children.
Being a SAHM allows you to closely track their milestones, take care of them when they are unwell, and ensure their safety at home and outside.
You’re able to pick up their habits and lifestyle and make proper assessment and corrections where necessary.
What are the benefits of being a Stay At Home Mom to your kids?
Now, here are some amazing benefits of being a SAHM to your kids.
1. A parent is always there for the kids:
The fact that a parent is always there for the kids is very vital.
Kids feel important and happy when their parents are present in PTA meetings and other school functions.
When emergencies present themselves, there’s always an available parent; YOU.
2. Keep kids away from allergic foods:
There are kids who grow up being allergic to certain meals.
Being the mom and daily cook in the house, you know those foods that hurt your kids and avoid them.
Proper hygiene is maintained in the kitchen too.
3. Increase in child’s school performance:
A study that measured the educational performance of 68,000 children proves this point.
It was found that kids with at least one parent at home have an increase in performance all the way to high school-aged children.
4. Decreased stress and aggression in Kids:
Some studies show that children who spend a large amount of their day in daycare experienced higher stress levels and aggression as opposed to those who stayed home.
So, staying at home with your kids will help to reduce stress and aggression.
What are the advantages of being a Stay At Home Mom to your Hubby?
I heard the way to a man’s heart is his stomach.🤭😅
So, the ultimate benefit of being a Stay At Home Mom to your husband is that he will always come home to meet good food.😂
Besides that, the satisfaction that the kids are well catered for is also there.
Another benefit is the fact that they come to see a clean and well-arranged home.
Let’s not forget the fact that you’re always available in “za oza room” 😉
These little things really make a man happy.
The benefits of being a stay at home mom are numerous.
I did not even talk about the fact that you can make more money as a SAHM than working in most companies. I have an eBook that discusses this in full details.
All that is required is for you to take this as a full-time job.
I’m sure you will enjoy it.
And while you are at it, make sure to join a family of like-minded SAHMs like the Amumandmore Tribe.
Motherhood is a journey made easy when we have the right people in our corner. 🧡
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Keep being #fabulous 💋
Love & Light