The return of the stay at home mum
  
Full time mum vs career mum
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Full time mum vs career mum


One reason for the increasing trend to be a Stay At Home Mum could be that women find spending time at home with their children more fulfilling after having tried full time work.
 
Rachel* 34, is a full time Stay At Home Mum from London with two sons who says that being a Stay At Home Mum works for her, but doesn’t necessarily work for everyone, ‘I gave up a career as a lawyer which was very well paid. I was actually earning more than my husband at the time.'

'Giving up my career to be a Stay At Home Mum was something I really wanted to do and my husband wanted it for our child too. I drifted into my career in law and I did enjoy it and was good at it but I'm not sad to see it go. My game plan was that I worked for 12 years and now I am now off with a 4 year old and an 18 month old.  When they are at school I would like to re-train and maybe work part time from home.'
 
Rachel continues: 'This is probably much easier said than done but time will tell. I would not swap this for anything. We manage OK- we don’t have as many luxuries as we used to when I was working, but I would rather have to work in the evenings than give up my days with the boys. My eldest child starts school in September and the time has just flown. I feel grateful that I've been able to spend that time with him.’


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Parenting Editor
2010/08/16
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