Working vs. Staying at Home

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I have been a stay at home mom since 2010 when my first daughter was born. It has brought many trials but just as many triumphs. I wouldn’t trade those days I had with her for anything. It was just her and I for 3 years until her little sister was born in 2013. I consider myself incredibly blessed to be able to stay home and raise my babies and teach them about God as well as everyday life. My oldest is 7 now and we have homeschooled up to this point, but in August she will be entering public school and I’m actually quite sad about this. My baby girl will be attending a mother’s day out program and mommy is going to work. ( Time to adult…ugh)

I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology last May and I have finally decided to put it to use and enter the work-force. I’m scared and nervous. I feel like I’m grasping at straws here trying to figure out where I fit in the adult world. I mean up until now my days have consisted of being chef, nurse, referee, snuggler, enforcer, and maid. I don’t really know what my life will be like when I find a job and no one is home during the day. I find myself wondering how disgusting my house will become and how I will find energy to still be a fun mom and wife.

 

I’m a very organized person. I mean I make lists to make lists. (my husband makes fun of me for this constantly) I just want to be good at my job and turn it into a career but I don’t want to lose my role as mommy and wifey. I’m good at it and I like where I am in life but this economy has gotten us like so many other families and I am forced to seek employment outside the home.

I’m trying not to get discouraged about the choices I’m being forced to make but it’s hard when you get comfortable with the way things are. I know I’m going to miss the freedom to just take random trips with my girls and spend all day with them. I know that the socialization will be good for them but I just want to be selfish and keep them with me all the time.

I’ll keep you updated with how it’s going!

 

 

UPDATE!!!

God has blessed us and I am going to be able to stay home for at least another year! I cannot express how excited I am at this information!

 

 

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