One of my dreams when I first got into my business was that I wanted to be with my family.
I used to work outside my house every day and on my way home would go to the shopping malls and bookstores for a few hours to get a few leads to build my business.
What was ironic was I started a home-based business to work from home but yet I was never home….lol.
So here are some benefits to staying at home with your family.
You Get To See All The “Firsts”
Over the last 5 years as a stay-at-home parent, I have had the awesome privilege to actually experience my daughter's first dance recital that was during the day.
That was when I truly realized how important it was as a child to see your parents in the crowd smiling and cheering them on.
What was cool is I didn't have to ask my boss for permission to go, I just went and enjoyed every minute of it.
There have been many others throughout the last few years, but that is the one that sticks out the most.
You Actually Get To Raise Your Kids
I know this will be a very hard pill to swallow for some, but if you are not raising your kids then the world will.
If you are not raising your kids then they will be influenced by someone else who may not share the same values as you.
It was gut-wrenching for me and my wife when we had to drop off our daughter when she was 1 year old at the babysitter. We hated it.
We would drop her off in the morning and then not see her until after 6 pm at night because we both had to work. Not to mention we were paying hundreds of dollars per week for them to watch her.
This drove me to keep pursuing my goal of being a stay-at-home parent, I wanted my wife and me to raise our daughter not someone else.
There is no feeling in the world like when your kid gets home from school and she comes right in to give you a hug and tell you about her day.
It's irreplaceable for you and for your kids. It means the world to them to see you and get some of your time each day.
Never underestimate the power of those little moments in your child's life.
Hear It From The Kid's Mouth
So not too long ago, I was talking to my daughter and she was talking about how she loved that mommy and daddy were home all the time.
So I decided to do a video with her so you can see just how amazing it is when you get to be with your family all the time even working from home.
My daughter has never known me to not be at home in regards to work as I have been full-time for about 5 years now and she is about to turn 10.
I hope this video gives you a vision for making the next year that you break free.
Enjoy the video.
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