This week, I will be featuring posts for Moms, especially SAHMs. Be sure to check back each day for tips on how to manage a home, keep a routine, maintain some tidiness, and to keep things simple. I will also be sharing my first interview with a rockin’ minimalist mommy!
Why am I a SAHM (stay at home mom)? Doesn’t it get boring or mundane?
These are a few of the questions I’ve been asked about becoming at play at home mommy. I am a SAHM because I have a degree in Early Childhood education, and I know the importance of the formative years of learning and a child being with his/her parents. I understand that some moms have no choice but to work because they need the money, and I understand I am blessed to have this job. But I can’t imagine leaving my home to go to a child care center or school to care for and teach other children and not my own.
Do my days get boring or mundane? Not usually! Have you been around a child?! They are constantly in motion, learning new things, and it keeps their caregivers on their toes! Add in a husband to care for, a home to keep in order, pets to take care of, and meals to cook who has time to be bored?!
This is my job, and I love it! Faith from Bearthmama feels the same…
I think Stay at Home Mama is a funny misnomer. Maybe “live in the world with my children mama” is more apt. I have been a mama for 14 years. I have stayed at home, worked from home and worked outside of the home. I have created a home in over 15 houses since then, and lived on the road.
I have 3 children, Kopper 14, Easy 8 and Zola 3. My life is never boring and rarely quiet. We live in our house, it isn’t just a place to eat and sleep after a long day at school or the office. Our home is a place to base our adventures out of, a place to create, explore and relax. It is our sanctuary from the crazy world.
My job is to create a safe place from my family to live, work, play, dream and be. That involves clearing a clean palate for us to create. It includes facilitating the means for my children to live full productive joyous lives. I am a guide, a fellow adventurer, a chef, a sounding board, a good listener, a finder of lost things and much much more. I bring in items, events, people and ideas that may inspire my family and bring joy to us. It is a full time all consuming thrill of a job!
Are there any other SAHM’s that want to share why they stay home and what their days are like? I’d love to hear from you?