A taste of being a SAHM
So, for the last week and a half I’ve been at home after injuring my hand. Despite the injury, I have to say I love it!
Being a working mum is tough especially finishing work and then coming home to have to prepare dinner, and then oversee bath and bedtime! I do feel like the only time I get to spend with the kids is really on a Friday (when I’m off) and the weekend.
I used to worry an awful lot that the children have it tough. In reality, I think it’s probably tougher on me than it is the children! Both of mine adore going to their nannies houses throughout the week and getting spoilt; I just think it’s me that struggles. I feel like I’m always missing out on something – like their first steps, their first words etc.
This week there has been time for us to spend together being lazy, having indoor picnics and or just snuggling on the sofa – all those little things we take for granted at the weekends whilst we try to cram far too much in!
I can see the appeal of being a SAHM and am desperately looking for a job that I can do from home that will pay me the money I earn at work (or at least close!) but I think its called a ‘dream job’ for a reason!
I think in my head I’ve possibly gone through all the possible suggestions for a work from home job. From the normal door step selling to trying be crafty and selling, but it all boils down to the same issue, with a young family and a mortgage to pay I just can’t risk giving up a full time job for something that might not even pay a few hundred pounds a month if the appetite isn’t there!.
I just need to come up with that bright spark idea that will make me a millionaire; don’t we all?!
So for now I will just have to make do with the yummy cuddles after a hard day at work knowing what I am doing is to make sure my children have a roof over their head and we have money to pay the bills.
Have you got an inspiring story from starting your own business or a successful sales job, I would love to hear some positive stories on people who have made it happen.