I know I said how much I love being a work at home mum, especially as the summer holidays where coming but I do often wonder if being a wahm really is the best decision I made and just how is it impacting upon my children?
The main drawback of being a wahm, especially in the holidays, is that I still have work to do so I often find myself saying, “wait a minute”, “I need to just finish this” and “I’m working”. I also find myself wondering if I would actually be less stressed and more financially stable if I had an employed job that brought in a set wage.
But then the benefits of being a wahm pop into my head, the ones where it means I can attend school events at a drop of a hat, organise my work so we can go out and actually do things as a family during the holidays and not have to leave the children with others to look after them.
As I have thought more about this as a whole, I feel that although being a wahm does impact upon the children, it also has many benefits that my children would dearly miss if I stopped and went back to working for someone else.
The main point of this article is to show that there are both positives and negatives to being a wahm, but you need to work out what they are and ensure you balance them to try to limit the actual impact they are having on the children.