Going From Working Woman to Stay-at-Home Mom

Tasha - posted on 02/03/2014 ( 11 moms have responded )

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How did you moms make the transition from working to staying at home all the time with a baby ?

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Ana - posted on 02/11/2014

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I lost my noodles!

Man, I just about did!

So I was working for 8 years when I stopped to become a SAHM. I had a 2 year old then, 3 months later I was pregnant, now I have a 3 yr old and a 1 year old. And the transition was nuts. My house was a mess, Kinda still is, my personal time went from hardly none to completely none, I could not think straight, I forgot things all the time, and why didn't anyone tell me that you have to choose what time of day to go to the grocery store with kids? or you wind up forgetting about half of what you wanted even if you have a list because the kids go bizurk if you go too close to normal nap time..

Anyway..lol..I'm still working it out. I just got my girls to sleep in the same room and out of my bed. Since I don't work anymore, I don't miss my kids like that anymore...lol...I know..get out of my bed!

Right now, I have to go change my 1 yr old and take my 3 yr old to pee before I go to bed. And you guessed it, this is my "me" time. They have been sleep for about 1 hr. Late today because of late naps, usually it's 8pm MAX! So I can still play on the internet and dream without hearing crying and whinning and toys being banged on something in my house,

But I love being home, I am learning so much about myself and my kids, it's not perfect, but I would not want to be anywhere else.

It did get easier after my post partum period after the baby, but to be honest, she just turned 1 and I just started feeling better...that crazy lasted wayyy to long this time.. wheeww...

And I went to meetup.com and found a mommy group in my area and I go to moms nights out 1 time a month and play dates during the weeks at various places in town, and I love this..it really helps me to cope, and the kids love the interaction. I was one of those moms who would never take my kid to a mall play area due to fear of germs, and one meetup was scheduled there, and I almost croaked! But I went and it wasn't that bad, they actually clean them through the day, and I still wipe my kids down when we leave, but they have never gotten sick from playing there..


God bless

Leska - posted on 02/04/2014

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Hello
I'm a stay a home mom but transitioned when I was still pregnant. I'd have to say that being full time at home is a little challenging because kids constantly need attention. But I believe that being a stay at home mom is the most rewarding job in the world. Trust me, YOU will be tempted to go back to work but don't give up! :)

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Joan - posted on 02/19/2014

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I was in the exact same position a few weeks ago. I found that I got stir crazy far too often, so I made it a point to go on little outings to blow off steam with the baby. Going grocery shopping, even just window shopping, walks outside with the dog, it all helped. Also, this was initially challenging, but I had to find a way to multi-task since I was used to being busy and I needed something to do while watching my infant. So I took up blogging and and baking for a hobby business. Nice thing about it I get to bring home a little extra cash and contribute to an income again!

Nick - posted on 02/13/2014

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I suggest looking at frenzyvtf.com.. I love it because its a way that I can earn while not at work and I can still take care of my daily tasks! I hope it helps!

Nick - posted on 02/13/2014

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My friend said she couldn't do it anymore because she just had her third son this past year! She recommended frenzyvtf.com! I hope it helps!

Tasha - posted on 02/10/2014

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I guess I'm just so use to being at work all the time and hardly ever home . Now I'm stuck in the house with a 5 &1/2 month old because its way to cold to take him outside !!

Linda - posted on 02/10/2014

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ive worked way before my two kids were born and never stopped,but for almost a year now ive been a stay at home mom. and its not bad one of my kids are in school and i watch my younger one who will be starting school soon. dont worry youll get use to it! it takes time but youll see its worth it.

Sherri - posted on 02/10/2014

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Juanita, I am in the same boat. The hardest part for me is trying to be on a schedule and giving my 4yr old enough interaction.

Adrienne - posted on 02/09/2014

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I transitioned while I was still pregnant, back in november. It was the best idea I ever made. Granteed I went from the salon floor to home making wigs but I set up a schedule for the kids like a daycare. We have a set feeding schedule, a little learning curriculum, we even have field trips. I'm now trying to get in contact with more moms my age with kids that are stay at home moms so they have more kid interaction. However it was the best idea ive ever made.

Raychel - posted on 02/08/2014

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I have had to make the transition twice when my son was a little over a year I went from working to staying at home (we moved) then after about 6 months I went back to work and then in January we moved once again and I stay at home now with my 4 year old son and my 8 month old daughter. I have found that if you keep yourself and kids busy it is easier. Find mommy groups, church groups with ladies that have kids the same age. And remember that just because you stay at home doesn't mean you dont work. Make sure to take time for yourself I try to at least once a month have a mommy's night out or even an afternoon of grocery shopping by myself.

Juanita - posted on 02/04/2014

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I am a stay home mom as if January and still getting use to it, I try to keep myself busy but sometimes feel lonely I hope someone can help us

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