Without going into all the details - it started to wear on me FAST. The funny thing is it was because of where I was working and had nothing to do with not seeing my kids or my husband day in and day out. I was miserable and quickly falling into a depression.
As soon as my husband got a job I quit. There is a long, sorted story there that does not need to be told. So, I am back home!
As a working mom it's strange the things you miss after you have been an work at home mom for over 4 years. People would tend to think it would be ...
|This face - day in and day out. YES! Even though he was at the daycare with me, |
I didn't get to see him all day.
|Making silly faces with this one .. just because. (She was in my room so |
I got to see this lovely ALL day still.)
|Like drinking from something other than a water bottle. There is something about |
drinking out of something that does not have a screw on lid or a straw. Just saying.
|Real clothes (not the professional pj's - known as scrubs), real shoes - not gym shoes, |
doing my hair - not just throwing it up in a bun or a ponytail and wearing make-up
(it was pointless at the daycare in my sauna of a classroom.)
But I am back to being a work at home mom, not just a stay at home mom. I AM NOT SAYING ONE IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER. We have specific goals where I need to bring in income. With both of us working (even just for the 1 week we did it) it is NOT cost effective for me to work outside of the home.
So what have I been doing?
I will be blogging again - but let's be honest here, blogging is a hard way to bring in full-time income. I am still decorating cakes with Sweets and Soirees, and although it brings in some money it takes A LOT of work to get my name out there, and there are things in place right now where I can't really market this that strongly.
Enter Teachers Pay Teachers. While I was working I found this site. I did some research and fell in love. I still help some teachers I used to work with making lessons, games and other activities. I am still teaching my two, and we are doing at home preschool. When we are on our own again I might be adding some kids to the mix with babysitting. I use the products I am creating along with games, toys and art projects, so they truly are kid tested. I do everything I can to keep it play based learning. For those of you who have been in the Pre-K arena these resources fit well with the Creative Curriculum.
Okay, enough advertising. Here is the important thing. I am happy - no I am joyful. Life is not how we want it right now, but I can still be joyful in the transition. I am looking forward to what God has in-store for us.