If you are a full time working mum, I'm sure everyone will stare at you like an alien if you mention you want to quit job and stay at home. Some people may claim that it's not wise to quit job in when you are young because you won't know what's the future will be. Single income family is not that popular in these days unless daddy or mummy earns alot. I do have a relative who is a mummy in managerial position while the husband is taking care of the family and not working. Cool huh? I don't think there is something wrong with the family... it's just our society will see it differently.
Well, especially those mummies who went for tertiary education, was having very good pay job and suddenly decided to quit. What did your family members say? I think they can voice up their concern and worry to you but the most important person that stand by you must be your husband, isn't it? Please share with me.
I have a complicated feeling when thinking about my not-so-good full time job that leads me to nowhere even after another 5 years and miss time spend with my child. I'm not a good mother as I don't know how to balance well about what I'm looking for in my career life versus my family. I feel miserable loosing my technical skills days by days and doing don't know what the heck in my job until I feel like I'm just a clerk! After much thought over this issue, I decided to put a stop here.
MIL was a full time teacher when she was young and she treasure family times with her children. Time was a challenge for her back then and she shared with me those moments she missed with her children. On the other hand, my mum who's a full time SAHM and later became WAHM wishes that I can earn my own money and be independant so that can send my children to daycare. Haha... can you see the conflict here?
Well, the decision is on my own hands and only I will decide what I want for my life. Afterall, there are even lots of things to learn in the house, isn't it? To name a few, cooking and baking which I long to but never start on anything yet; more time spend with the little one,... and if possible I might become PTWM.
Conclusion, it's not the end of the world if you don't work. It's another turning curve in life whereby you may not know what's the challenge ahead.