Thoughts on Being a Stay at Home Mom

I’m half way through my maternity leave, and I’m enjoying my time off a little too much. Okay, let me explain. I do miss working. I’m fortunate to have a job that I enjoy going to every day. But, I find myself getting so attached to my little ones. If I had a choice, I’d be a stay at home mom or at least work part time.

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Princess

Most days Princess is in preschool, while Baby O stays home with me. For the record, I don’t just sit on my butt all day. I have a jam packed schedule that includes, getting Princess ready for school and making breakfast for starters. Daddy drops her off, so that I can get a few hours of study time. School work is followed up by cooking, cleaning, blogging, and running errands. Getting all this stuff done while tending to a newborn has been quite a challenge, but I manage just fine.

By the time Grandma gets home with Princess, the house is cleaned and dinner is prepared. I look forward to Princess’s bright smile and big laugh as she comes barreling in from outside. She always greets me with a giddy hello with her big question of the day,
“Mama! Is dinner ready yet?”

I never would have imagined enjoying being at home this much, and my family loves it too. I treasure each day I get to spend with my kids. I look forward to tucking Princess in every night, and waking up to laughter every morning. It seems like Baby O is growing by the minute. He literally has outgrown his newborn clothing. In fact, he can’t fit into most of his 0-3 month onesies.

I have another six weeks left before I return to work, and I’m praying for time to slow down. I want to savor these last moments until the last drop.

Mama, Princess, Baby O

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  1. says

    Your kids are gorgeous! The time sure does fly by! I can’t even remember what I did during mine :-).

    I understand what you mean about still wanting to work. I feel like I could do a part time gig if the opportunity arose and we were financially able to.

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am glad that you have a job that you actually enjoy going to. I sure don’t. That is what prompted me to go part time nights after my maternity leave 3 1/2 years ago. I couldn’t imagine sending my precious little one to daycare at the time. Time flies and I wanted to enjoy that with my baby. He is now 3 and I am temporarily on leave from work due to my father’s illness but I love being a temporary full time stay at home mom. Enjoy your babies while you can!

  3. Loida M says

    Hola! I know exactly what you mean. I have to more weeks of Child Care leave and I don’t know how I am going to manage. I took an extended maternity leave to spend with my first born Nathaniel Gigoux and I have this immerse attachment towards him. Hoping this last two week go so slowly because once I go back to work i feel i will only have the weekends to really enjoy him.

  4. trish says

    I loved being a stay at home Mom. For some reason it is frowned upon these days. Stacey – it was good seeing you and Baby O yesterday – he is a beauty!!!

  5. says

    Congrats on your sweet baby boy! Your family is beautiful and I hope the next 6 weeks goes by slowly so you can savor every moment with them!

  6. says

    Your kiddos are so beautiful! Glad you AND your family are enjoying the time you have off. I remember enjoying maternity leave with my son but also missing work. Part time is good way to reconcile that I think 🙂

  7. says

    I’m glad that you are enjoying and making the most of your time at home with your family. Who knows maybe the stars will align just right one day and you’ll get wish of being able to be home more!

  8. PJ says

    Love the pics.
    My son will be 4 yrs old next month, it is so amazing how time flies. I have been at home since he was born. I am so in love with our son. I can not imagine not being home with him. He is constantly changing and he truly amazes me.:) We make many sacrifices in order for me to stay home but seeing the joy and happiness in him everyday lets me know that we made the right choice. I look forward to our homeschool days and all the adventures that will entail.
    Enjoy the leave you have left and remember to live in the moment.
    Continued blessings for you and your family.