Last Tuesday I made a big announcement at work, I’ve resigned from my job, put in my 2 weeks notice and have decided to become a stay at home Mom (SAHM). Super big decision. But one I know in my heart is so right. I’ve been struggling with this since I first found out I was pregnant with the boys and its always weighed heavy on me. And financially we couldn’t afford it, but as you might be aware of we have incorporated some budget friendly tips into our lives, and DT (Owner/operator truck driver) has changed to hauling a different, more financially stable products and it’s possible now.
I am so excited about this new chapter in our lives, but also super nervous. I know at times I get overwhelmed, insecure, worried, incapable, lonely, bored, and that’s NOW! So I know that will happen for sure when I am home 24/7! And now with DT’s new job he is gone at least 4-5 days at a time. So its just me! That thought literally scares the bejesus out of me at times! I need adult inter-action, I need the help, I need my husband, I need to get out of the house, I need to feel normal! As I type this I notice one common thought in all of this I, I, I. But I am staying home for my two sweet little guys. It’s all about them, and then a little about me.
Like I’ve said before I’ve spendt quite a bit of time thinking about this, and my plan of action. To not become any of those unwanted things and also not break the bank trying to be busy. So here are a few of my ideas.
- Visit the local library! For the children’s book hour and to check out books for boys and me!
- Start a playgroup- I know a few other stay at home mom’s and hopefully plan to meet up once a week, either at the park or each other’s houses. Let the kids play and then also get some adult conversations.
- Visit family and friends- stay connected with my current friends, and family.
- Have a daily activity for the boys planned : like coloring, painting, sidewalk chalk, swimming in the pool or sprinkler, going on a walk/run.
These are just a few of my ideas, trust me I know this is not going to be easy, but I would love any advice or tips from other SAHM’s!!!