Why I Wouldn't Think Twice About Hiring a Stay at Home Mom

Marsha Maung
 


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The world’s unfair. Yes it is. Let’s look at it this way. Staying at home is considered an occupation not many would willingly consider because the following reasons:

  • 24 hour work (especially right after birth of children)
  • No leave
  • No medical coverage
  • No insurance coverage
  • No salary
  • No big job title
  • Mentally and Physically challenging (someone please tell me I am wrong on this one)
  • “Employers” always fighting among each other and you’re always the arbitrator
  • No Life
  • And most of all…. No appreciation and definitely no PROMOTION

    And yet, you won’t find another person who does so much for so little willingly and with a smile on her lips. SAHM could be scrubbing dirty linen while exchanging jokes with kids. SAHM would also forego sleep if ‘employers’ have nightmares or problem sleeping. Even though the SAHM is grouchy, she will do her best to ensure that her mood does not affect the ‘employers’. SAHM will sacrifice her own food for the sake of the ‘employers’ without making a single sound.

    The most amazing thing about SAHM is that they often have to do multiple things at the same time and deliver accordingly. For instance, ever tried calming an angry child while cutting onions? Or perhaps paying the milk delivery boy while breastfeeding a baby? How about changing a diaper while reading a magazine? That’s why God decided to give women this amazing ability to multitask.

    Now, with all that said, doesn’t it seem clearer now why I would hire a SAHM at the drop of a hat?

    Imagine the things that she can do for me! And yet, SAHM have no recognition and are considered to be second-class citizens in some countries. They are regarded so because they do not contribute FINANCIALLY to the family’s expenses. But so what? So what, I ask you?

    Here…let’s consider this. Consider the following two instances very carefully. Number one, put a SAHM in a CEO chair and let her run the company for a day…completely on her own. Number two, take the CEO out of the chair and place her in a home with 3 screaming kids for one working day.

    Guess who’ll make it and who won’t. No prizes for guessing but my guess is that the SAHM will probably be able to find her way around to survive the day and not mess up the company while the CEO will be done before the day is over.

    And that is why the value of a SAHM is priceless and the CEO or corporate rat-racer is priced. Give me a choice and I’d pick the SAHM any time of the day.

    Marsha Maung is a freelance graphic designer and copy writer who works from her home in Selangor, Malaysia. She loves nothing more than blowing bubbles in the park with her 2 kids, Joshua and Jared. She designs apparel and premium items at http://www.allmomstuff.com Her personal website and blog can be found at http://www.marshamaung.com

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