First and foremost, I absolutely LOVE being a stay-at-home mom. It is exactly where I’m meant to be at this moment, it fills me with purpose, and is by far the most challenging/rewarding job in the world to me. No, it’s not glamourous… I end most days sweaty and stained, but it comes with a lot of perks :)
I didn’t spend my entire life thinking I’d be a stay-at-home mom. I didn't finished my college degree because i got pregnant. My whole world turns apart. I don't know what to do. But with my husband's support and love i felt i'm not alone in this journey. Many people criticized us. Some have called me lucky for being able to stay at home, while others turn up their noses and ruminate on the mythical laziness that all stay-at-home parents possess.
The word 'sayang' was also thrown around a lot and it always sounded like a cheap insight to a private family situation. I couldn’t believe that so many people thought childcare was unimportant work for the actual parent.
The only person who empathized, understood, and supported all this was my husband.
It became clear very early that we both valued having me stay home while our children were young. Our thought was that kids are young once, but a career (my career) could happen any time. Personally, I also loved having my mom around while I was little and I still remember those special days with her.
And as our family grows. We started planning from that moment to make living on one income feasible for our family. We tightened up spending, took on a modest mortgage, and did everything we could to keep fixed expenses low.
Instead of letting opinions lead me to regret, I reveled in the privilege of being always first in line to my kids. I told myself and believed that I’m still the same person who is just doing a different, unpaid job.
So that’s it for today! I guess for me, being a stay-at-home mom isn’t about one BIG thing; it’s about all the little things – everyday moments that I have the joy to experience with my girls! I’ll always be thankful for having them.
Thanks for your time reading it. Have a good day and full of love ahead of you!!!