Fulfill Your Purpose

I’m A Stay At Home Mom, but is That Enough

I realize that from reading my blog posts, one might assume that my answer to this question, would be no.

That being a stay-at-home-mom, is definitely not enough.

After all, I’m the girl who goes on and on about going after your goals, fulfilling your purpose, and becoming your best self.

I’m the girl who pushes you to go further than you’ve ever gone before, because you have a story to complete.

But even still…

Your assumption couldn’t be further from the truth.

Being a stay-at-home-mom, is absolutely more than enough!

Because If You’re A Mom, And You Never Accomplish Anything Else, You’ve Already Accomplished Greatness.

We are the ones, more than anyone else, who gets to shape these little human beings, into men and women who are respectful, kind, considerate, compassionate, generous, hard-working, honest, dependable, and successful.

It’s a big job mom! And it’s enough!

So, if you choose to devote yourself to being a stay-at-home-mom, and not pursue anything else, that is okay.

You have made a choice, and it’s one that you can be proud of.

But that goes both ways, doesn’t it, mom?

Because some women are mothers, and still have the strong desire to accomplish more; to build careers; to pursue their passions.

This is where I currently find myself.

So I Can Honestly Tell You That, Being A Mom Who Chooses to Pursue More, Doesn’t Mean We Think Being A Mom Isn’t Enough. It Just Means We Know We Have More to Do, And That’s Okay Too.

Either way is okay.

I know there’s this long-standing debate of stay-at-home-mom vs working mom, but can I just tell you that they both matter. They’re both enough. And they both involve incredibly hard-work.

It isn’t a competition!

It’s simply a matter of choice. It’s your own personal decision, and there’s no right or wrong one.

And believe it or not, being a stay-at-home-mom, is a purpose.

Our Purposes Don’t Always Lead Us Outside of The House, Or Even Outside of Motherhood. Being A Mom, And Only Focusing on That, Could Very Well Be Your Purpose.

So, don’t ever feel like you are not enough. You have incredible value right where you are, doing just what you’re doing. Whether that’s taking care of children all day at home, or taking care of children, while also taking the time to pursue other things that are important to you.

So, the next time you read one of my blog posts, and you hear me talking once again about pursuing your goals or fulfilling your purposes, remember that I’m talking to all moms. Because I know even stay-at-home-moms have goals and purposes centered around their family and their home.

No one’s excluded. And everyone’s enough.


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34 thoughts on “I’m A Stay At Home Mom, but is That Enough

  1. You are a mother and that is a job within itself. In fact, that just may be the hardest job on earth because one mistake can have both a short-term and long-term effect. This is a great blog post. I find myself ultimately inspired. When I have children, I aspired to think this way. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This is a great reminder that everyone’s journey is different and the choices we make may be different from ones someone else makes. As a mom, there seems to be guilt if you work and guilt if you don’t, so no matter which path we take, we should make sure we kick guilt to the curb! Thanks for a great read 🙂

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  3. I love this. I get comments from stay at home moms who feel this way and it always saddens me because it absolutely is enough!! I love that you included the fact that it is not a competition between working and stay at home moms!

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  4. Beautiful post. More people need to read this before commenting on what other people do with their lives. I personally couldn’t imagine working and being a mother, especially to really young children. I honestly wouldn’t be able to give my kids my all because I’d be too busy trying to please my employer. My mother and father both worked when I was a kid, one abroad and the other went back when I was just a few weeks. I was raised by my grandparents and although I loved it, it meant my bond with my mother isn’t strong. In fact it’s fragile and sits a top a cliff face.

    You are doing the best you can and you are absolutely worthy of validation for that.

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    1. It’s hardwork….but doable! Unfortunately, sometimes people get their priorities out of whack, and they forget that even though you might need to work, your child is still the number one priority. I’m very sorry to hear about the strained relationship with your mom.

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  5. I am a stay at home working mom! I still have to work long hours but it is so nice knowing that while I am doing that I am still at home with my kids right beside me. Wouldn’t trade it for the world!

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  6. If you are able and want to be a stay-at-home mom, and you pour into your children all that you would and more into a job, you are doing a great service to yourself, your children, and the communities as a whole. As a teacher, I see the differences in children who were invested in, and those who are not; it affects so many things, in so many ways. Being a SAHM is one way to invest, for sure. A good one too!

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  7. I find myself in this same place recently. We just had our fourth baby 3 months ago and I feel like I’d miss everything if I started working now but in the next breath want to start a career and financially help out in the house. It’s definitely a tug of war situation.

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