I left my awesome job in the cell phone sales industry and decided to become a stay at home mom. Having been fresh from the work scene, I treated it just like I would a job. Dressed every morning, and worked all day--as well as play with the 2 young kidlets. About 3 months later, I become pregnant with our 3 child. Mid way into my pregnancy I was exhausted all the time--all I wanted to do was sleep. Nothing got done around the house, and I still have no idea how my big kids survived. Okay, well it wasn't that bad--but I really wasn't a homemaker during this time.
After having our third, I was very meticulous about our home, but that was it. I was not managing anything. Then it got to where I didn't clean like I used to, and I began to really not like the whole "stay at home mom thing". Looking back, it was because I wasn't doing anything.
Fast forward to 2007.
I realized that I wasn't a homemaker or a housewife. I was a mom without a job.
Today, I love that I have housewifely duties and the job of a homemaker and manager of my home. While somedays I sit and think that it was easier for me to manage a cell phone store, I would still rather be here. This job is far more rewarding! It can be hard, and it is a balancing act that I am still trying to figure out.
I'm still trying to come up with the Homemaking Schedule that works for me, but I am confident that it will come soon enough.
Today, I'm trying to play catch up from the weekend. I didn't do my regulars so now I am behind. Let's see if I can get it to sing! :)
On the To-Do for Today:
- Atleast 3 loads of laundry.
(1)(2)(3) Clean up sink (I didn't do any dishes yesterday--it is disasterous!)
- Pick up weekend clutter.
- MUST DO TAXES!!!!!!
Buy fruit trees?! We really need to do this, I just don't know that it will happen today.
- Clean up desk area.
This post is linked to Make your Home Sing Monday.