Tuesday, April 10, 2012

being a stay at home mom

Growing up - I wanted to be a mom. It's all I have ever REALLY wanted to be. When Julien was born, I cherished the time I had at home with him.  When he was 14 mths old, I went back to work a couple of days a month.  I ended up working a few days a week, and continued that pattern until late in my pregnancy with Kyle.

Being home definitely has it's ups and downs.  I LOVE that I get to spend the time with my kids; being able to witness the majority of their firsts is something that I treasure.

Then, there are the days where they drive me to rip out my hair. There are days where I would love to run away and go back to work full time (well, not really but in these instances it seems like a vacation!)

My house is never clean; my kids are often dirty; but they have fun and that's what matters. Helping to create the happy memories that I hope they will have - is what makes me stay home.  I can clean my house when the kids are old enough to not mess it up as I go!

7 comments:

  1. I am a SAHM and have been for almost 18 years. i have worked off and on outside the home, now work from home. I would not change anything. i love being home for my kids, knowing their friends, their interests, monitoring them on Fb and TV . It is full of benefits to be home with your kids

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  2. Its a tough job but someone's gotta do it! I wouldn't trade it though cuz then you get all the mommy guilt too. Life is about being flexible not necessarily balance!

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  3. Kristine goes through the ups and downs too. Being home with the kids (and other people's kids) can be challenging but I know she loves being able to watch them grow up right in front of her.

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  4. The ups and downs go with the territory... but the memories are amazing!!

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  5. There are ups and downs to everything in life, I too am thankful that I can be at home for my kids!

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  6. I never pictured myself as a SAHM - until I went back to work after our first.... So glad I made the decision! The house is a wreck - heck, when I clean they're in another room making a mess.... But I still would do it again.

    Stopping in from the UBP12 !!

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