I stay at home. It was easy and even a relief in the beginnign but I have to say in the last year it has become boring and rough. Though I love my boys and feel fortunate to be able to be home with them I miss working and brain stimulation. My boys are very mobile and hard to entertain so being home with them is an exhausting juggling act (literally sometimes). I feel as though my creative and interesting side is diminshing with each cartoon or play doh afternoon. My oldest is about to start preschool and my youngest will start next year so I am thinking about going back to college to get my Masters degree. SAHmotherhood can be rewarding but it can also be very lonely and stifling. I have enjoyed it but am ready for a change of pace.
I am a working mother. I would love to be able to work less or be doing something that was more enjoyable (like writing/blogging, teaching, graphic design, web design, or something else similar). I actually am about to start a second job. I know that contradicts my wanting to be home more, but we need the money, and it's only temporary.
I call myself a "busy mom" because I work part time in an office, run a dress shop in the evenings and stay home. Before this I used to work in a store full time but I also had my kids with me. Does it count as stay at home if you do it at work? My kids were awesome at counting out change, btw.
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I have 2 boys, ages 3.5 and almost 2. I work full-time outside of the home, and I am working on Internet marketing on the side to try to earn extra money. I don't want to be a stay at home mom right now. But I think I might like that after my boys start kindergarten. I really want to be a part of their school and extracurricular events, help with homework, etc. I'm not sure . . . Would love to connect with moms with school-age kids to see what your life is like.
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