Life as a Stay at Home Mom
I think it’s been about a month since my last blog post. I’ve been a full time stay at home mom for 2 months now and let me tell you what I think.
I LOVE IT.
I was told at a young age that I would never amount to anything. Since then I’ve felt the need to prove that I could be somebody. I’ve been a workaholic pretty much my whole life. It’s helped me to accomplish some really amazing things but, this season of life is requiring the complete opposite of me.
I’m retiring from a fast paced, climb the ladder lifestyle and trading it for slow and simple living.
Our mornings are filled with smoothies and morning walks. Our afternoons consist of reading books together, building forts and lego towers. We visit grandma and play with friends at the splash pad. I love being apart of their childhood. I love being here.
Obviously I’m tired. I haven’t gotten a full nights sleep in 6 months. Some days are really really hard but I still love it.
These early morning wake up calls won’t last long. Soon they’ll want to sleep in. These slow mornings making breakfast together will one day become quick and hurried as they run out the door for school. The reality of how precious these little moments are hit me after having my second child. Time is passing much more quickly this time around and I’m just trying to soak it all in.
All in all, I needed this change of pace and mindset. Slow and simple living isn’t less than. I’m seeing the beauty in it that I couldn’t see before. I gave up the need to prove myself. In the eyes of some I might not look like a successful woman. It might not look like I’ve amounted to much but I disagree.
“You are the world that those little ones revolve around. You are their nurture, their home, their comfort. You are everything to them, and I hope on your hard days you know how special you are. Especially to your little people.” – anonymous