The wirl wind life of a stay at home mom

A day in the life of a stay at home mom…

Yes 4 years ago after the birth of my son, I decided that it was going to be next impossible for me to continue to work (rotating shift work at that) with 3 young boys… so I finished up my mat leave pay.. and decided that I was not going to go work for some one else! After sitting down and figuring out what day care costs were going to be vs my income.. well yah know what I would have just been working to pay day care and a car payment… not to mind all the other necessities of life…

So it took me a bit to find out that not only could I work from home, but that I could make some extra month while enjoy the my children! I enjoy being able to watch the boys grow up.. spend summers, and all school breaks with them.. but yes do not get me wrong I do take my much needed time away from them… Some adult talk is always needed. Now mind you the businesses I run from home give me plenty of over the phone conversations.. but having a dinner with friends is always a good thing..

So what do my days look like… CRAZYNESS.. but MY CRAZYNESS… I would not change it for the world.. and while I am not against going back to work full time, I am enjoying each and every moment spent with my children..

So our day starts between 7-8 am each and every day.. we hustly to get ready for school, have our breakfasts and get out the door…

While the 2 older ones are at school, the little one and I do some house work, then run off to swimming lessons/playgroups..come home have lunch..

While he naps for about 2 hours each afternoon, I get to my work, returning emails, and when I am lucky enought I am able to pre cook dinner while on the phone with a client…

After naps are finished.. we typically spend some time getting readay for the busy night ahead.. as we have soccer, and sports after school..

The 2 older boys are picked up from school we rush home to get homework done… and yes I tell everyone that between 4-7 is crazy time at our house.. do not call me because between breaking up squables, getting home work done, running to sports, baths and bed.. my time needs to be spend with the boys…

After 7 pm its more quite for the time being. as the boys have quiet time from 7:00- 7:30 pm and then its BEDTIME. although my day does not stop there, because then I get to return some more emails, and make my calls to those who are able to take calls in the early evening..oh all the while making lunches, getting clothes ready for the next day, cleaning up toys, and what ever else needs to be done..

Although it seems my days are too short.. and it does feel like I work harder at being a stay at home mom, that I ever did working a full time job.. at the end of the day.. I enjoy looking in at those faces.. and giving them one last snuggle before I take myself off to bed and get recharged to do it all over again the next day.