I know a lot of great kids… well-mannered, respectful, giving, helpful, have a heart for God…some have stay-at-home moms (SAHM), others have moms who work a 9 to 5 job or run a business. I also know some not-so-great kids… rude, whiny, rowdy, selfish, disruptive, impatient… some have SAHMs, others have moms who work a 9 to 5 job or run a business.
Every family situation is different. I am a SAHM and I am so thankful I can be with my kids most of the time. I wouldn’t have it any other way. But I realize that other moms have to work or want to work. Some moms work in call centers on the night shift. Some moms have jobs that require them to travel. Hats off to you moms who have learned to balance family and work very well. There is nothing wrong with working as long as we don’t forget that it is our primary responsibility to train our children. The key is maximizing every opportunity we have with our kids to disciple them and train them up in the ways of the Lord. Remember, we only have a window of time with them. And if you are a working mom, always remember that your kids come first. You are the only mother they have. But I am pretty sure that somebody else in your company can fill in for you whenever your kids need you at home, or at a game or a recital.
I pray that every mom will seek God’s wisdom first before deciding to work or start a business. I pray that God will give us the discernment to know what’s best for our family in this particular season that we are in. I pray that our children will always get the best of our energy and time. Whatever our situation is, we cannot parent without God. Whether we’re home or working, it is Him who gives us the grace and wisdom that we need to be the best mom we can be for our children.