Stay-at-Home Moms

Finding ‘Mommy Friends’ Is Harder Than My Full-Time Job

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I'm in kind of a weird place right now and I think it's a place all moms find themselves at some point. A huge majority of the women that I know and are friends with are stay-at-home moms (especially those with young children). But since I work outside of the home, I'm surrounded by many... read more

Staying Happy as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Photo: Thinkstock / The BumpPhoto: Thinkstock / The Bump
I recently read about a poll that suggested stay-at-home moms are more likely to be depressed than their working mom counterparts. This was doubly true in SAHMs in lower-income households. This does not surprise me at all. What’s more, I think this situation applies to more women than just those who label themselves... read more

Why I Work Part-Time

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For most couples, one of the first conversations they have when they start talking about babies is about money. Financially speaking, they wonder, what will life after baby look like? Can we afford it? What will it really cost? My husband and I got married a little later in life than your average just-graduated-from-college-now-time-to-get-married couple.... read more

Are Moms Who Work Part-Time the Happiest?

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The stay-at-home mom / working mom debate will probably continue to wage, but a new survey released today by TheBump.com and ForbesWoman.com gives us a glimpse into what moms of different employment statuses are really thinking and feeling. It suggests that many of those who work full-time and those who stay home full-time aren't... read more