One of the debates that often comes up when a woman becomes a new mother is, should mothers stay at home or enter the workforce? This is often rather heated, with some people on the side of women who should be staying at home with their children and others who say that they should contribute to the household finances. It is difficult to find a family that can get by on a single income, so it would seem that in the "stay at home moms vs. working moms" debate, there is not much room for discussion at all. In reality, however, it is possible to do both. And if you do it properly, you will find that you are not only staying at home with your children, you can afford your finances efficiently. How is this possible?
If somebody should happen to ask you, should mothers stay at home or go to work, you can answer by saying, why can't they do both? Quite honestly, many opportunities can make a stay-at-home mom a working-stay-at-home mom. When done correctly, they will not only be contributing to the finances of the household, but they will also be there to take care of their children daily. However, this does require that you find an opportunity for the business that is going to allow you to do so correctly. It also involves something else that many new mothers are familiar with -- proper scheduling.
Many opportunities are available online, which can be taken advantage of by a stay-at-home mother. These will allow them to do their work at their own pace and according to their schedule without having to give up the responsibility and enjoyment of being at home with their children. It is important to note that if you plan on doing something like this, you are still going to need to work hard with the business. As long as you schedule yourself properly, however, you will find that it certainly is possible.
So, there is no need for you to choose one over the other in the debate of stay at home moms vs. working moms. You can do both -- staying at home with your children and giving them the advantage of having their mother with them during their tender years while, at the same time, earning money that will help with household expenses. That's what I do.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Jane is a stay-at-home mom with multiple internet businesses. She wants to help others learn how to become independent, work-at-home entrepreneurs like herself.