Stay at Home Mom
Nowadays, being a stay at home mom is more uncommon, than common. I have recently become a stay at home mom, and I struggle every day, wondering, is this right for me? Moms and Dads alike will both work full time jobs, and still struggle with putting food on the table. So have I made the right decision?
The Decision to Stay
I have a beautiful two-year-old daughter, whom I would leave many mornings to go to work. Every day became harder and harder for me to leave her. I would jump from job to job, trying to find the right pay, the right hours, the right job that my life would work around. In reality, I should have put my daughter, my family ahead of my jobs instead. It had come to a point in my life, when I would wake up and drop my daughter off at the sitters, that she became to have separation anxiety. A sitter she knew and loved, had become a nightmare. After a couple of months, my Husband and I decide it was time for me to quit my job, and stay home with our daughter. This decision that we made, came with difficult consequences and many struggles.
Many of you may be in or around the same boat as I. We all know this situation the us moms (or dads) go through, is anything but simple. On a dad-to-day bases we struggle with keeping our children happy, cleaning up the mountain of chores that always seem to pile up, needing to put food on the table every night. We have bills that we need to pay, but we no longer have that second income. We worry if this is the right thing to do. If we will make the next payment, or will we be late. We worry about our spouse, knowing they are working so hard, and wondering why ends are no longer meeting. We as moms have learned how to cut corners, stretch a couple pennies, miss a meal etc. just to get your family by one more day. So what can we do?
I have put in long hours of research, trying to find some way to help make ends meet. How I can make a few bucks here and there, just to help with the struggles. I have tried surveys like swagbucks without much luck. The amount of time you have to put in, is kind of difficult for me. I have literally read every page and blog I could with no avail, but one. Blogging. Though it had taken enough time and courage to bring myself to start one, I finally have.
Being a stay-at-home-mom is hard, but I hope with some writing, I can finally figure out who I am and who I am supposed to be…and maybe you can too.