Coming to Terms With Being a Stay-At-Home Mom

These past four months have been quite an adjustment for me, one that I think I’m still going through.  I never thought that I would be a stay-at-home mom.  I’ve always been a very goal- and career-oriented person (not that people who want to be SAHMs aren’t!  I just always thought I’d be a working mom).  I ended up being a SAHM out of necessity.  Since I wasn’t already in a position of full-time work before I got pregnant with C, I discovered that in the area we live I would need to start in an entry-level position anywhere I applied.  Those positions would barely pay enough to offset the cost of daycare.  Between missing out on so much time with my son and the cost of daycare, Hubster and I decided that the small amount of take-home pay that I would receive wasn’t worth the hassle.

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