From SAHM to WAHM

When I was working I had what  I used to call, a "work-work" balance. At one point it got so bad Hubby and I spent our anniversary in the office, me in my cubicle him at the office kiosk. We worked for the same company, separate buildings. It would have been okay if we got to mess around a little, but we didn't. Not even a bit! When Hubby and I talked about being a WAHM (work at home mom) earlier this year, it seemed like the best of both worlds. I can balance out my life, being a wife, a mom and still help with our finances. My journey from being a working mom to a SAHM and now WAHM is not as smooth sailing but I wouldn't have it any other way.

After a few months of mourning my old lifestyle and a hair color change, I finally got around to working from home. I've only been doing it for a couple of weeks now and it isn't as easy as I thought. The job is relatively easy, having the discipline not.so.much!

I'm still trying to get my groove on and work around our daily schedule. Good thing Sofie thrives on routine and Hubby’s work schedule does not change so I get to do my thing while the baby is napping and Hubby’s off to work. I've also trained my kid to "not touch mommy's laptop" so even when she's sitting on my lap I could get things done while she pokes me everywhere!

There's still some stuff I miss about working in an office. One is my girls! I miss having a quick chat over lunch or coffee, and getting updated with the latest office gossip is really entertaining especially when it’s not about you. I also miss getting to wear my little outfits and my shoes, that's really trivial, but you got to admit, playing dress-up never gets old.

One of the best things about working at home though, is that you can wear anything to work. Whenever I feel a bit nostalgic and I miss wearing my shoes, I put them on even when I'm in my jammies and no one can say a darn thing about it!!!





Toodles!

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  1. I'm a WAHM too and it's difficult to juggle life sometimes. I often work late into the night but it's worth it so I can see my daughter grow up and be there for my sons when they get home from school. You'll adjust just fine :-)

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  2. @Lyn You're right, being able to be with your kids is worth more than anything! I do hope I'll be able to adjust soon.

    Thanks for the visit!

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  3. Hi there! I just discovered your blog and think it is SO timely. I have been contemplating becoming a SAHM/WAHM for over a year now, and reading blogs like yours only affirm me that it IS possible! :-) Hope to learn more from you soon! Pls do feel free to drop by my blogs too and link up if you like: www.trulyrichmom.com and www.teachermamatina.blogspot.com. (about homeschooling preschool, you may want to check it out for your toddler! hehe). Godbless sis!

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