Many modern mothers are choosing to stay home and not work when their children are young. In doing so, they fight stereotypes galore. The good news is that they also reap numerous benefits from their new adventures as stay-at-home parents. Despite the stereotypes, there are many rewards that come with this position. Not only do you get to watch your baby grow into an energetic child, but you also get to retain control of your little one's care during these first crucial years of development.