After having my firstborn in 2014, I decided to quit my full time job and become a stay at home mom. It was supposed to be easy. Right?!
Well, it wasn’t!
Most days I was lost, wondering what on earth I was supposed to do, but at the same time I didn’t know how I was going to get it all done.
I was miserable!
Instead of getting myself ready each day, I spent the majority of my days in elastic waist pants and an oversized t-shirt and didn’t put any effort into how I looked.
I wondered how all the other moms could get themselves together but I couldn’t.
The above picture was taken when my son was 7 months old. I was smiling on the outside, but I was miserable on the inside.
I couldn’t figure out how to take care of myself, keep up with the laundry, make dinner, and be a good mom all at the same time.
Being a stay at home mom was overwhelming, and I desperately wanted a change.
Then one day while I was at home, I got a glimpse of myself in the mirror. That glimpse change everything. I couldn’t believe what I saw!
I didn’t recognize my reflection.
I literally looked myself in the eye and said out loud,“Who are you? This has got to stop!”
Right then I put on a cute t-shirt and nice pair of shorts. I put on a little make up and teased my ponytail.
Instantly, I felt better and more motivated!
Ever since that day, I’ve gotten myself ready each morning. That had a domino affect on the rest of my life.
Slowly but surely, I started making changes. I began following routines, practicing basic self care, and really enjoying my role as a stay at home mom.
Then we welcomed our 2nd born. This time around, I was in a much better place as a mom and homemaker. Now I can truly say I have the BEST job.
Currently, I’m a full time stay at home mom who homeschools my 3rd grader and kindergartner.
And after the kids go to bed, I blog here at Queen of the Household, so that I can encourage other stay at home moms. Because I know how much it’s needed!
You can Thrive as a Stay at Home Mom Too!
That’s why I blog here on Queen of the Household. My passion is to share with you how to have a clean and tidy home, how to simplify meal planning, how to spend quality time with your family, and how to embrace your role as a stay at home mom.
All of that IS possible!
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