Ok... so I'll just post what I wrote about on my Blog..
I’m a stay at home mom, by choice.. left my professional career a little over 2.5 years ago when our first little boy was born. It was a really difficult transition for me when I left my ‘day job’ for a 24*7 , not always that glamorous job at home. I spent months trying to get into a rhythm of staying at home.. hek,… this is going to sound dumb, but I even had to figure out how to include cleaning our house into the picture because we always had cleaning people to take care of all the time-consuming dirty work.
I had many, many mind numbing days, many ‘wow.. my child is the most amazing child in the world days’.. many.. man, I should really go back to corporate life days.. but more than the rest.. I felt most fortunate that I got to stay home with my babies.. so ultimately, that’s what I did and am still doing.
For people who think being a stay at home mommy is all fun and games and eating bon-bons.. its’ definitely not. Its’ hard, kick your booty kind of work – mentally, physically and in between. So for those of you feeling at odds with how you deal with your daily goings on, at home with your baby, whether or not you want to be there, don’t.. its’ hard, no, let me restate that, its’ really REALLY hard at times.
Staying home with your babies is often different from anything else you’ve done on a daily routine pre-children and it may or may not be for you.. on a every day, all day basis. Which is ok! Because we are all meant to interpret life differently and contribute in whatever ways we are called. Whatever choice you make, is your choice, so let it be the right choice, for you. Because when its’ the right choice for you, it is generally the right choice for all because a happy mommy most often sets the tone for a happy household.