As Moms, we are naturally built to want to provide. Provide for our kids, provide for our family, provide for our cats (or is that just me?)….
It’s like mothers were born with a “nurturing” gene. (Because we are).
It is OUR DUTY to give our children the best. But what is considered “best”? Are we supposed to stay home and spend time with our children? Or are we supposed to work our tails off, make money, and give them the things they want and need?
There is no right or wrong answer here, but let me go into a little bit of detail and give you some insight as to why I chose to stay home with my baby.
I was a worker. I worked all the way up until I was 39 weeks pregnant. I could’ve gone until I gave birth, but I was huge, cranky, swollen, and every step I took was more painful than the last. (Pregnancy.. Gotta love it) I worked in a place where I had to talk with college students who were applying for scholarships. As a 39 week pregnant, cranky woman, you can only imagine how that was going. (Hint: It was not a good combo)
I decided, trying to raise a newborn while working was not what I wanted. In fact, I dreaded the thought of it. Even though, I thought it would all be rainbows and butterflies, we would sleep all night, she would never cry, etc. Anyway, that’s beside the point. All moms know that’s a fantasy. And BOY am I glad I decided to stay home; 18 months later and we still get up during the night.
So the real question is, “How am I going to provide for my child?”. At the time, I was a single mom, no job, drowning in debt. I needed a way to provide for my family, because I WAS NOT going back to work. I quickly realized that home is where I needed to be. I wanted to be able to see Emma reach all of those cute baby milestones. I did not want to miss anything!
Needless to say, I was running out of money quick. I started looking for jobs. Having a Master’s degree you would think that would be easy right? Wrong. I decided, “Okay, next best thing to staying home; I’ll find a daycare job and bring Emma with me. That way I will still get to spend time with her but won’t have to worry about being away.” Heck, day cares don’t pay much but I’d take a pay cut to keep her close by. I was praying for a sign on what I SHOULD do.
Now, for the record, some moms aren’t like me and HAVE to work to stay sane. Props to you guys as well. Any Mother who is slaving away for their children, I commend you.
On that note, after praying, the next day I got a message from an old college sorority sister asking me if I was interested in working from home with her. I thought, “Is this spam?” I said to myself, “well what could it hurt?” I decided sure, I’d like more info. Needless to say, my prayers were answered. I jumped into it not but 2 days later, earned a $1000 bonus on top of it all, paid off some debt, and continued staying home with Emma.
Where am I getting at you might ask? Don’t let the fear of needing money outweigh the want to stay home with your kids, if that’s what you TRULY want to do. I am a big believer in following your dreams! There are SO MANY opportunities out there. Don’t settle for a 9-5, punch in , 40 hour a week job. There is hardly a dream in that. Don’t be afraid to take a chance. I strongly believe in working from home and recommend it. It is one of the most fantastic and rewarding opportunities out there.
If a 9-5, punch in, 40 hour a week job makes you want to vomit like it does me, well then my friend we are in the same boat. If you’re wondering how I was and still am able to stay home with my baby, click on over to my page and throw your email in the bottom part for more info. I’ll walk you through step by step on how I did just that.
Thanks for taking out your valuable time to read this. Stay tuned for more coming soon!