I have been working from home since 2003, and have been thankful for it every day. I loved never having to go to an office, and I have always loved the freedom of my job. When I found out I was going to be a mom I felt lucky that I would be able to stay at home with our son as well as provide some income for our family. But if you ask me what I do for a living I would tell you I am a mom. Yes, I work…but my main job is taking care of my son. Therefore, I officially consider myself a Stay at home mom (SAHM), and I am proud. But I have to be honest and say it’s not easy. Even though I have always been home, somehow this new job makes it different. I am now trying to find my place as a SAHM.
People think I sit home and eat Bon Bon’s all day. In their minds I have it so much easier then they do. But I will tell you that’s not true. I’m not saying mom’s who go to work have it easy…by no means…I’m just saying that it’s not easy to be home either. As a matter of fact sometimes it’s rather lonely.
I feel like I am a new kid in a new school. I don’t have many SAHM friends, and I know that I want to meet them. So I decided to put myself out there, but it’s not always easy to make new friends. I feel like it’s important for me to find women that I am happy to meet up with and Christian is happy to play with their child. Sometimes it’s nice to know that I have social interaction during the day. One main problem is finding someone that you actually want to be friends with…now that’s the tough part!
My days are filled with toys, gymboree, errands and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I love it, but I certainly am still finding my place. I have felt like I had a place for a very long time, so this feeling of being a bit lost is odd for me.
Don’t worry too much about this girl because I know I will find my place soon. Maybe when we find a new house I will get involved in my new town and really find a place. For now, I may wander a bit, but no matter what I know I have my little man and Captain Awesome by my side (along with amazing friends and family!). The SAHM life is a new adventure that I am excited to take…hold on tight…I have a feeling it’s going to be a wild ride!
Photo courtesy Maija’s Mommy Moments