Having the ability to be home with your kids can be a blessing. Being home can also be one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever have. They say the days are long and the years are short. Some days can feel really long when you are a stay at home mom. As someone who came from heavy duty, structured career to being at home with my kids it was a major transition. I assume it might be the case for most moms who decide to stay home. After being home four years here are five tips that have helped me get through those long days. See my five tips below:
A Bundle of Joy
A baby is called a bundle of joy, but sometimes along with that joy is a host of emotions like desperation, loneliness, anxiety, or fatigue (just to name a few). I am someone who struggled with depression for years. I knew getting hit with postpartum depression was a real possibility. It wasn’t until I was deep into it that I even recognized what was happening. This is a subject that is raw, and real, but I am hopeful that more women can feel confident in talking about this issue. The goal being those who are struggling know they are not alone.
The day I knew something had to change I’d been laid off (three days after coming back from materinity leave). In the process of interviewing for new roles I came to a realization. Have any of you had a moment where you knew something needed to change? What did you do to make that change happen?