November of 2008 I decided to become a stay at home mom. I have loved every minute of being a stay at home mom.
At the beginning I only had my daughter. I wasn’t the best at being a stay at home mom. I still did organized chaos as I called it.
At the end of 2009 I was pregnant and living with my in laws. This was due to a job change. I won’t say living with them for two years was easy. That would be a lie.
I learned how to clean better. I began researching how to do this more efficiently. I have been told as being a stay at home mom that I don’t work.
One thing I have learned as a stay at home mom is I work. I am up before my children. I make sure I shower to show self care. I get my kids up and ready for school, or church if its Sunday. I make lunches if needed. I make sure they have breakfast and I take them off to school.
I am fully involved with my son at school and helping him to achieve better. We have trips to the doctor and meetings with his teachers because he is behind in reading and ADHD.
I could go on and on about my day. I clean the house, do the laundry, fold the laundry, make the dinner, clean the dishes, make the coffee. I do the grocery shopping. I mean the list goes on and on.
I work hard. I work when I am sick, when my head hurts. I don’t get a sick day. I don’t get paid time off. What is a vacation? What is a girls night out? I have fingers and toes to count on and I can’t for the life of me in 14 years think I get to ten fingers. I don’t even get to count my toes for time off.
Yes I do work. I am now teaching myself to proofread books in my spare time to make extra money. Plus learning to blog.
I’m not lazy as a stay at home mom. I work and don’t get me started on the mom’s that go to a 9-5 job. Bless them as they do so much.