Keeping it Real - Life Edition Episode 003 "What Role to Stay at Home Parents Play in our Society Today?" Is a stay at home parent an important job? Is the parent who stays home at risk for career failure and divorce? These and other questions are answered in this episode as we discuss our experiences with stay at home parenting and how to make it a success. Many times stay at home parents are looked at as couch potatoes eating bon bons, which couldn’t be farther from the truth. Being a stay at home parent can be very rewarding to all parties involved, but being prepared and continuing to work through issues that arise is key. What We Discuss on This Episode: Is a stay at home parent’s job just as important as the one who brings in the money? Yes! but not looked at as being important in many cases My experience Where I went wrong What advantages are there to having one parent at home? Children raised by the parent Vested interest Lose control Is being a stay at home parent a fulfilling job? It can be, but sometimes something more is needed. Part time virtual job Do you believe mom or dad can be the stay at home parent successfully? http://www.forbes.com/sites/jefflanders/2014/05/29/deciding-to-become-a-sahm-stay-at-home-mom-consider-this-cautionary-tale/ Article on the risks of being a SAHP Thoughts on the prenup or postnup?? Do you think being a SAHP kills your career? How can you keep it from affecting your marriage in a negative way? It needs to be a mutual decision Both parents need to see it as a career or very important job Both parents need time to themselves Date each other!