For me becoming a mom is what made life make sense – I am that “person.” I need a reason to do things. I’ve never done well just doing things for the sake of doing something. Becoming a mom does change everything. It has pushed me to make changes in myself and make decisions about what kinda life I want to lead.
Transitioning to motherhood was fairly easy for me. After his first birthday…reality set in and time was really flying by and I started wondering where I was going.
I was content to wear sweatpants all day and I covered the grays in my hair only when it was completely unbearable – side note: totally started going gray at 21. Outfits were super simple typically just jeans and a t-shirt. I loved my choice to be a stay at home mom and I have never regretted that – that part is Heaven on Earth for me.
sometimes you have to remember the other parts of being a mom…
My life really had transformed into taking care of my son and texting all day with other stay at home moms. So basically when my husband asked me what I had done for the day I almost felt insulted even attacked. Since this is a mom blog it really goes without saying how hard it is raising a family.
When I did see my phone bill each month I noticed how much time I did have to text and update Facebook…when my husband would ask me what I had done that day I began realizing I wasn’t using my time to the best of its potential.
how it started…
It started in prayers which lead to clearer picture of what I was after. Then I started by googling. My family needed to be first but I knew, obviously, by my phone bill I did have some time on my hands so…
I researched and read then began to apply better ways of organizing my day. Everything was getting done the same as before and I was spending more quality time with my little guy.
Plus having a more organized attack plan I actually had more free time for myself. That’s when I started thinking about wanting to work again. I just wasn’t ready for daycare or a nanny. I didn’t want to give up being a stay at home mom. So – I started googling.
Googling work from home kinda sucks. You get a lot of telemarketer jobs or you find jobs that end up being some kinda scam. So I took another approach and began maintaining/improving skills that you would need if you worked in an office but I also threw in skills that allowed me to work from home.
I bascially created a work from home curriculum. Those skills actually helped me become a better parent. Learning these skills is how I stumbled upon a DREAM job as a Content and Communication manager after a year.
I was able to work part-time from home (or the occasional coffee shop) with flexible hours and all I needed was my laptop n’ wifi!
with the success of what started as one thing…
It has motivated me to elevate other aspects of being a mom. That first step was a blessing. I have high’s (another beautiful baby boy) and some low’s. All of it has been a gift from God which I am eternally grateful for.
All of it has helped me along the path of creating a quality lifestyle for my family and myself.
This blog is my way of sharing what I have learned and to keep learning from everyone that I cross paths with…