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Blog Series: SAHM vs SAHD – Laura

Name: Laura
Age: 37
Child’s Age: 13, 11, 4, 18 months


1. Are you staying at home because of someone else’s pressure?

2. What was something about being a stay at home dad that surprised you?
It can get rather boring.

3. What is the hardest part?
Never being able to “leave the office”.

4. What is your favorite part?
I can stay in my PJs until lunch time if I want. (Generally a bonus in winter only).

5. What is the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself?
I am a lot more patient that I thought I was.

6. Do you ever regret this decision? {Please explain your answer.}

7. Do you feel satisfied with this decision in general?
Yes, I do.

8. How has your relationship with your partner changed, if at all, from this arrangement?
I stopped working pretty soon after David and I moved in together.

9. Do you sometimes feel resentment towards your working partner?
Yip – usually on Fridays when he gets to stay at work for a drink.

10. Do you have an equal say in financial decisions?

11. Do you take care of all the household commitments or are they shared with your partner?
I would say it is an 80/20 split.

12. Do you think that only moms should be stay-at-home parents?
No, but I do think if possible, one parent should be.

13. What are your views on men that demand their partners to stay at home?
It’s a little disrespectful to demand your partner do something. Relationships aren’t about one party making all the decisions.

14. What advice can you give other moms considering staying at home?
DO IT! It is hard, money is tight, you are tired a lot and you count down to bedtime a lot of the time, but it is so worth it.

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