Being a stay at home mom is great but there are so many things that you don’t know or realize that you’ll be going through.
When I became a stay at home mom I thought that it would give me more freedom to do as I please whenever I felt like it. Now don’t get me wrong there are so many great benefits of being home with the baby. I get to raise my child the way I want to not a nanny, grandparent, or daycare person raising my baby. We also don’t have to pay for daycare because I’m at home watching the baby. I have to say that the best part of being at home with the baby is that I am always here for each one of her milestones. I am truly blessed that I don’t have to work right now and that my husband can cover all the bills.
But there are also cons that go with this full time commitment. That’s that crazy part is that when you start being a stay at home mom, most people don’t realize it’s not all fun and games. You still can’t do what you want when you want to. Everything is focused on the baby even when you personally need to eat, use the bathroom, or even do laundry you can’t just get up and do it with a baby that depends on you for everything.
I found out the hard way that financially I have to depend on my husband because my job is being a mom and that doesn’t pay in money and 401k. To me it was pretty hard to give up my financial contribution and freedom. I can’t just get up and go anywhere I want to either because I have a baby. which means I have to figure out how to get me and her ready, pack everything in the car, and take myself, her, and her accessories in and out of the car every time I want to pop into a store.
Not to mention it is so easy to forget what day of which month it is. It is so easy to get cabin fever or depression from just being in a house staring at four walls with a tiny human that yells at you for everything.
But as time goes on you cope and get used to having a routine. Life becomes easier. Finding ways to take care of yourself and the baby becomes easier too. Life eventually works itself out for you.