I've been a SAHM for almost ten years. This summer I took a job that uses my skills from my pre-mom career to work part-time at home.
It has kicked my butt.
It has changed my family dynamic. It has changed how I managed time. It has changed my friendships.
I don't care for it, it's been a nuisance, it makes me sad, respectively.
The truth - the hard, ugly, truth is that we need the money. We have to have the money.
I like the paychecks. I like that I'm remembering what I did before kids and that I was kinda good at it. I like that there's an opportunity to make it full time from home. I like that the money for the full time position would be so much awesomer than what I make now. Yes, I said awesomer. It's not a word. In case you felt the need to confer with a Dictionary.
I'm here to tell you that this WAHM stuff is hard. It's hard.
There are a few things I have learned, though.
Excuse me. I have to wake up the kids and get them ready for school. I'll be back later to tell you what I learned.
Maybe I need to work on my time management...