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Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Being a stay-at-home mom has nothing to do with bon bons and soap operas. From working moms considering making the switch to current SAHMs dealing with social scenes like mommy wars, get all of the help you need to make the most out of your life as a SAHM.
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From Working Mom to Stay-at-Home Mom
Transitioning from working mom to stay-at-home mom is a life-changing decision. Before you quit your job to become a SAHM, weigh these five factors to see if becoming a stay-at-home mom will work for your family.

10 Reasons to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom
Trying to decide if you should become a stay-at-home mom? These 10 reasons will sway you toward the at-home parenting side.

Surviving Stay-at-Home Motherhood
Anyone who thinks being a stay-at-home mom is easy has never spent a day in her shoes. Here's what every stay-at-home mom needs to know.

Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms
You want to earn money but you also want to stay home with your kids. These jobs give you the best of both worlds.

10 Reasons Moms Will Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
It's been said that the zombie apocalypse is not a matter of if, but when. Should you see a street full of zombies, there's only one thing to do: find a mom to save you.

How to Be a Good Mom
We all want to be the best mom we can be. But there's no such thing as a perfect parent. Learn how to be a good mom. It's easier than you may think.

Pros and Cons of Being a Stay-at-Home Mom
Being a stay-at-home mom isn't as easy as people think. There are many pros and cons to consider before you join the ranks of at-home parenting.

Top Complaints about Stay-at-Home Moms
Stay-at-home moms get hit with a lot of complaints about them. Here are the top five and what we can do to combat them.

How Do I Tell My Husband I Want to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom?
Are you considering becoming a stay-at-home mom but aren't sure how to approach the subject with your spouse? Simple ways to start the big discussion.

What are Mommy Wars?
The definition of Mommy Wars continues to change. See how the term has evolved and find out how it's being used today.

Employment Gap
That gaping hole in your work experience can be a turnoff to your potential employer. Fill your employment gap so you can hear, "You're hired!"

Advice for Moms
Take the best advice for moms and you may just be surprised at how easy your job becomes. But here's a hint: the best advice doesn't center around your kid raising.

Bad Habits of Stay-at-Home Moms
When you sign up to be a mom, you get a complimentary bag of bad habits to go along with your new role. But stay-at-home moms have some particularly nasty habits to shed. Get rid of them instantly.

Things People Say to Stay-at-Home Moms
Oh, the things people say to stay-at-home moms. Once you say you stay home with the kids, some people immediately form an opinion of you and what you do with your days, and then there are those who choose to tell you what they think.

You Know You're a Stay-at-Home Mom When ...
Stay-at-home moms have a life like no one else. See the funny side of being a SAHM and tell your favorite stay-at-home mom stories.

Things Your In-Laws Say
Love 'em or hate 'em, you've got in-laws. Sometimes they can hurt you, intentionally or not, with the words they say. Share those words with other moms who can relate.

The Humor of Being a Stay-at-Home Mom
For stay-at-home moms, there are many days when humor is all that gets you through the day. Get a good laugh and share your stories of what life is like for stay-at-home moms.

Comments Stay-at-Home Moms Hear
Sure, everyone's got an opinion. But when you say you're a stay-at-home mom, you're bound to get all sorts of unfriendly comments. Tell other moms about the remarks you've received as a SAHM and read what they've heard too.

Comments Your In-Laws Make
The words your in-laws leave behind can haunt you. Dump them off here and share them with moms who understand.

Reader Tips for Quitting Your Job to Become a SAHM
Quitting your job to become a stay-at-home mom will change your life. But quitting your job to become a SAHM isn't an easy decision. Readers share their tips on how they knew it was time to leave the workforce and become a stay-at-home mom.

7 Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Quit Your Job
You might want to shout, "I quit!" Before you make the decision, ask yourself seven questions.

If Mom Quits Her Job
Leaving your job is a big step for your entire family. Take these factors into account together to see if mommy should quit her job.

Covering the Unemployment Gap
Thinking you might want to go back to work some day after being a stay-at-home mom? Cover the gap in your resume now so you'll be prepared for the future.

Taking Time Off to Raise Your Family
Go back to work. Continue to stay home. Consider the crossroads where you'll stand many years from now if you become a stay-at-home mom.

Mom Commercials
After a hard day of kid raising, every mom deserves a good laugh. These top 15 mom commercials take a humorous look at motherhood.

The Stories of Moms
The stories of moms can inspire us, give us a laugh or make us cry. Read the stories of moms from around the globe, and share your own story too.

Are You Cut Out to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom?
The glamorous life of stay-at-home motherhood is something you see on TV and in the movies. Once the shiny, new lifestyle wears out, you may be asking yourself, "Am I cut out to be a SAHM?"


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