Hey, stay at home moms...
I know our mundane routine can sometims leave us to lose the wonder and joy of being a homemaker...sometimes we wish we could be home for our children but also, have something outside of home where we can create....where we are more than just mommy.
Now I don’t want to argue whether you should or shouldn’t be a mother who works or stays at home.
I believe women should pray about this and see where God leads them.
For me personally, God led me to stay at home after 9 years in pharmaceuticals, & as a result, I've come to relaize what the main issue is for every single SAHM on the planet.
As homemakers, we manage, love one, and care for the people & tasks of our household 24/7.
We make sure everyone has what they need and gets where they need to go.
We create a warm, welcoming atmosphere where our family can thrive.
And if we are believers, we minister to our husband & raise our children to be the change makers of this world.
Now that said....homemaking has it's challenges. So when you start to feel isolated, and like you aren’t doing enough because you are 'just a stay at home mom' - If you’ve ever felt this I want to encourage you.
Many of use were able to use our creative talents in a 9to5 before we became homemakers.
We were given a routine with a schedule + a paycheck & rewards for all of our hard work.
We had a boss - maybe we were the boss - but we also had peer accountability...and most importantly, we got BREAKS.
Nobody told me homemakers didn't get breaks LOL, y'all.
- - find someone to help mentor you so you can thrive through it, or.
- - you'll struggle through it until you finally settle into rhythms & routines that serve your family best
You see, what I have learned since that moment is that I wasn't failing at anything - & neither are you.
I was in transition and my life was OUT OF BALANCE.
You see, before you worked your 9to5, someone gave you extensive training.
You were an amazing 9to5 employee because someone trained you to be.
You either studied in a classroom or learned on the job, or both!
But how many of us were trained on how to be good at our position as a homemaker??
Maybe some of you did but I certainly did not, and I'm certain there are others just like me who didn't have that either.
As a result if my epiphany that day on my couch, I started looking into different things I could do....and spoiler alert, things got worse before they got better.
The main thing to remember is that my life was completely out of balance - and the enemy used that to make me want to quit.
All I really needed was someone to show me how to do a better job - and that's all you need, too.
I'm doing what I can to facility that balance for you, and give you a let up as you make your own transition.