Thoughts on Being a SAHM

since before Noah was born, I had it in my mind that I wanted to be a stay at home mom for him and any other future littles. I was lucky enough to be able to stay home with my mama when I was little and it is something that was important to me. in those first few years, there are so many milestones that your little is hitting and they are just not something I was willing to miss out of for the sake of working. 

as many of you know however, when Noah was first born, I did end up going back to work at a preschool. unfortunately in the beginning we were financially not in a place where I was able to stay at home with him right away. I went back to the childcare field because it was the best of both worlds for us. I was able to still bring in income while hanging with Noah for most of my days. 

a few things happened that changed our situation. not long after Noah and I started at the preschool, he taught himself to roll over (a milestone). the first time he ever did it was at school and I was on the phone with a parent and missed it. we did have cameras so thankfully I was able to see it that way but, it just wasn't the same. 

being able to be a stay at home mom for Noah is and has been one of the most amazing blessings in my life. I am very thankful that J was able and willing to change his work schedule around so that we could make it possible for me to stop working. being a stay at home mom is also challenging. I am not at all complaining or unhappy with being a sahm but, there are several things you learn quickly after transitioning from the working world to sahm life. I won't lie, before actually being a sahm, I thought they had it made-waking up whenever you want, the house always being instagram-worthy clean and organized, dinner always hot and ready for J when he gets home, what could go wrong?

after being both a working mom and a stay at home mom, I know first hand that both can have their challenges.

what are some challenges you go through in your daily mom life?


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