April - posted on 07/04/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
So my entire life I have done the whole college experience, the whole work my butt off from the bottom of the work chain to the top dog! I have LOVED it. It has been so much fun, and great experience, and it has been a life I wouldn't change for a second. However, due to not having the current resources for child care, and our back up plan of having my mother watch our soon to be son fail through once her cancer got worse here in the last month and a half, I am being forced to become a SAHM. I have absolutely NOTHING against SAHM's, just I love to work, and I love the feelings with working and all.
How did/do you other SAHM's cope? How did you adjust? My love has decided that it's time I go back to college for Photography which is my first love of all things. It's all online so I will be doing school from home. But is that going to be enough to make the adjustment? What made your adjustment easier? What keeps you sane? What motivates you to constantly cook and clean? With two incomes we are hardly home and our dogs are low key so cleaning is also low key, but we can also afford to eat out often. (Don't get me wrong, I'm an excellent cook, however by the time the both of us get home from work, we often are so tired and not motivated to do anything, that we opt to go out for dinner. I know that this will have to stop once we are down to one income!) How did ya'll cope with this as well?
How do you motivate yourself to cook and clean; to become more "domesticated"?