From Stay at Home Mom to Working Mom: The Reason I Haven’t Blogged in a While!

 

You may or may not have noticed but I haven’t blogged in a while. In fact, it has been over 8 months! It’s not that I didn’t want to, it’s that I have been trying super hard figuring out his new life as a working momma that I fell off the face of the blog earth, along the way.

Well, i’m back now and i’m going to tell you all about it.

I loved being a stay-at-home mom. I took pride in it and I was just so good at it, but in all honesty, there was a void in my life and I was always looking to fill.It was a void of self-worth. In order to fill the void, I began volunteering – a lot. That’s when people began to notice that, not only was I a good mom, but I was also good at organizing things and was also good at”oh wait, you actually have a degree in this” kind of stuff. Go figure.

In August 2016, a friend of mine, recommended me for a job and within a few days, DAYS, I went from being a full time stay-at-home mom to being a full time working mom at a local Islamic School as a Communications Manager.

As my husband and I played a game of pros and cons, we decided that the pros outweighed the cons.

Pros: 

  • Work in the same building where my kids are

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    Getting cuddles in before he heads back to class.

  • My kids can attend an Islamic private school
  • Make use of my Communications degree
  • Feeling of self-worth
  • Actually communicate with adults

Cons: 

  • Less time with my kids 
  • Messier house
  • Eat more left-overs
  • No time to volunteer

 

 

 

Mornings are hard. blog-post

Some days are harder than others.

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But we are becoming morning people.

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It was surely a struggle, and to be quite honest, it might look like I have it all together (at times) but some days I feel like i’m falling apart. Literally, when I wake up in the mornings, I feel like I drag one body part at a time. I have to constantly remind myself that I cannot hold the standards of stay at home mom-ness and there are things I have to let go in order to make it work.

Not only was I having a hard time getting used to my new mom role, my kids were struggling as well and that was (and still is) the hardest thing to deal with.

It’s been 6 months and i’m finally feeling like I got a handle on things, at both work and at home. I hope to blog more often and as a matter of fact, I am already working on a post that will include my proven tips on how to manage being a newly transitioned, working mom that could be useful to both, SAHM and working moms. I’m a player for both teams ;). This was just a short post letting you you know, whoever you may be, that i’m here.

I love blogging and documenting my thoughts as I navigate my way through motherhood, and I hope you will enjoy the ride as well. Now, I guess I should go ahead renew my domain name; This momma aint goin’ no where!

I love school because...

The best part of my job is that my job entails taking pictures of the students, which also includes my kids!

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