So you want to stay at home… be a stay at home mom? What does that mean to you?
to stay at home with your children?
BUT…. you want to know how are you going to be able to help support your family?
Well like me I decided over 2 years ago that my focus was going to change… instead of focusing all my time and energy onto other peoples children.. I decided that it was time for me to focus on my 3 children.. Because I felt like I was missing out on the best years of their lives, although we had great day cares for the older boys.. It just wasn’t enought for me… I decided after my last son, that it was time for a family change!
So I did not……..
return to work full time after my maturnity leave over 2 years ago (ps.. don’t get me wrong I still work part time with my company) but my main focus is staying at home…
Over the past 2 years I have dabbled in parents groups… city run toddler groups, recreational sports… ah you get the idea..lol..
But I also checked out some work from home jobs.. I opened a few doors and saw a hole new life beond what I had thought it was… I was very interesting… things can get lonely when its just you and the kiddo’s.
Blogging and meeting new people online for business or pleasure has turned out to be a great outlet. I have some amazing relationships with other that I have never met.. thinking back 5 years ago.. I would have never thought about meeting other moms, dads etc online and talking with them. But with this day in age.. times are sure changing… its been a great adventure and surley a rewarding one for me..
Not only do i get to spend time at home with the kids, as i say hanging with the Kiddo’s but its been a hug difference in my
eyes. I feel like i am more actively involved and have learned just how quarky my children can be.. something I did not know that they had in them.. and yes I do see myself in them at times.. (shaking my head)
Oh dont get me wrong its not all peachy.. there are times when I feel like pulling out my hair.. you know when it rains it pours..lol.. and there is always a calm before the storm..and yes I get questions about WHAT I DO ALL DAY….. some truely beleive that you do nothing all day.. well let me tell you…
if your used to working a 40 hour week that is nothing compaired to the amount of time I work… its 24 hours a day 365 days a year… I a cook, housekeeper, tear catcher, hug specialist…. bed maker…diaper changer.. toilet trainer.. docter… and so on.. so my job never ends… but at the end of the day I LOVE being at home with my 3 boys.. who are my world.. my why.. my life.. and when times get tough and they DO… are my STRENGTH
So if your thinking about giving up your day job to stay at home with the kids figure out if you really can afford it, and its something you really want!
… How can you supliment the income if you need it and how much time a day do you have to work a part time job..
can you work from home.. do you have a computer, internet… etc.. those are all things you need to think about..
One more important thing…. make sure that you do not give up your social life…. completely.. yes there will be no small talk on break.. or standing around the photocopy machine. Having YOU time is very important…
And if your answer is still YES then do it.. whats the worst that can happen…you will love it or hate it!! Simple
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