I never felt like I should be doing anything other then what I am doing now. Being a SAHM is not being "lazy" or not contributing to society. Its true, I do not earn money for staying home, I do however earn some great blessings by watching my daughter learn new things and taking a lot of work off my husbands shoulders.
As a MilSpouse I think most of us are SAHM's, its hard not to be in this life since you have one spouse who can leave for days, weeks, and months at a time. We want that time with our husbands if we are lucky enough to have it, and also stability for our children.
Now I don't judge anyone who works out of the home, I can at times be really jealous. But like I said I never felt like I should be doing anything other then what I am doing right now, but I will admit sometimes it would be nice to be with adults all day. When High School was over I never even applied for college, not because I didn't want to go, I did. I wanted the experience, but I didn't want to waste money on something I wasn't sure about. Even now, I am almost 23 and if you told me if I could go to college what would I study, and I would still say, "I Don't Know". Anyone who does know what they want to be, hats off to you because that's amazing that you can be that. I believe that since I had my daughter that this is what I was born to do.
I seriously kick ass at being a SAHM, I work so hard to keep my house clean, to try different recipes for my husband, and to spend a lot of time with my daughter. I will admit sometimes Evelyn drives me crazy, but at the end of the day I am grateful and blessed to spend this time with my daughter, she'll only be a baby once!and not to toot my own horn, but I am becoming a pretty good cook. Thank you Pintrest!
I don't like when people judge me for staying home. It was a personal decision that my husband and I decided, together. I was a stay-at-home-wife before we had Evelyn, due to my husband deploying much earlier then we thought after his 1st one. I don't regret that either. My day is not fueled by sitting in front of the tv, vegging out of bon bons and spending all my husbands money. Believe me sometimes I wish that was the case. My day is busy with my 8 month old, teaching her new things and getting her out of trouble. trying to figure out what she wants, trying to sleep train her, and keep her on a good schedule. Its a lot of work, but I am proud I have the opportunity to do so.
Believe me I wouldn't change this for anything.