There is such a big stereotype out there that stay at home mum’s have it ‘easy’. You know, go for coffee’s, meet up with friends, go on lots of fun days out. I mean, these do occasionally happen but it is not everyday life and it certainly isn’t as glamorous as it sounds.
I gave up going for ‘coffee’s’ a long time ago. After spending the whole time chasing Mia up and down costa coffee I thought I may as well give up. It just ends up being put into a takeaway cup and off I go. All these new drive-thrus, Costas and Starbucks, a quick trip to there will do just fine.
Although some days are super hard, I’m so thankful that I get to be at home, I feel very privileged to do so. A lot of people do not get the opportunity. Jack has worked really hard to get to where he is and works hard every day for a business he has built and believes in. Sometimes its hard to get him to take a step back, but I know his work is a huge part of him and it allows us to live the life that we do. I will forever be grateful that I get to have these years at home before the life of school starts.
When Mia was just over a year old I went back to work. So I know how hard it is also, to work and be a parent. Whatever you choose to do, or however it pans out after maternity, your doing what’s best for yourself and your family. There is no ‘easy’ way and there is definitely no competition between working mums and stay at home mums. I can’t believe this was even a debate at one stage?!
Since I started my blog, I have started doing some work at home. I do this around Mia, and I just have to fit it into the day. I am gonna have a newborn as well in a couple of weeks, so it is about to get a whole lot harder!
I thought I would share with you 5 reasons I love being a ‘stay at home mum’. I hate that saying, but I guess that’s what we are even if we do some work from home!
- Catching those first, and all those precious moments!
- No childcare fees
- Learning together
- Comfort them when they need it
- I don’t worry as much
Sometimes there is not a choice of going back to work or staying at home. Some women are the main income earners and need to go back for financial reasons, some women want to go back because they want to get back into work, they love their careers, or just because they are missing the feeling of working and interacting with adults. This is ok too.
I love the position I am currently in and it fits perfectly around our little family that is about to expand!