Becoming a Stay at Home Mom

After finding out back in Dec. 2017 that my children required special care I decided I would leave my job as an HR Manager, making a decent living, to stay at home with my children.

Have you ever considered this?

Since I had my first child I tried to find a way that I could stay at home with them.
I had begun to feel a bit unsatisfied with my work in HR so it was just divine timing.
Not everyone is afforded this luxury and I was; for that I was grateful. But it was not easy it came with a lot of aftermath. Mental, emotional and financial aftermath.
I felt very isolated.
It took a long time before I felt myself again.

I felt ashamed. I felt like I had failed in my career and there were many times I still didn’t feel like an adequate mother. I had to find a way to put myself together again in a way that felt authentic. I had help from so many amazing, supportive women and coaches. The real kind of support! I am beyond grateful to that group of people.

A tug of war between two limiting beliefs.
You have to sacrifice time with your family to make money.
You have to care for your children and make no money.

But on the other hand it was awesome! It reaped a lot of rewards.
My children began to thrive again and I got to see it first hand which is absolutely priceless.
I became aware of those beliefs and somehow overcame them allowing me to still bring money home.

During this time I worked as a Virtual Personal Assistant for an awesome coach and mentor whom I got to learn from. Met so many amazing women that inspired me through her.
Worked part-time in sales which helped add new skills and regain confidence.
Then, managed to open my own coaching and Reiki business which is something I am very passionate about.
All while being home with my children.

In order to live a fulfilling life it took me identifying my new values and aligning them with my new goals. And guess what? Everyone has different values and they are allowed to change throughout your life. It’s okay!

I am now at a point in my life where my values are shifting again and I am so excited for the new adventures heading my way.

Do you know what your values are?
Do you know how to identify your values?

Many people don’t. If you don’t, you are not alone.
For support email me at infovigorousliving@gmail.com.

6 thoughts on “Becoming a Stay at Home Mom”

  1. for any woman choosing to give up paid work and all its associated benefits, tangible and otherwise, to stay home with the children. For more to think about, see my earlier article about why you need a postnup, and other points to consider before leaving paid work to become a SAHM .

  2. However valuable at-home parenting may be to you – and it certainly has its rewards – it is inarguable that becoming a SAHM is riskier, financially, than continuing to do fulltime paid work. Greater risk warrants greater protection, and a well-executed postnuptial agreement can provide it. Divorce: Think Financially, Not Emotionally – What Women Need To Know About Securing Their Financial Future Before, During, And After Divorce

  3. If a couple never executed a prenuptial agreement, or does have one, but it doesn’t address spousal support, it can feel like you’ve missed the boat. Thanks to postnuptial agreements, you still have time to establish provisions to protect you financially should you make that leap to stay home and raise your kids, notes Weinberger, adding that postnuptial agreements can pre-decide alimony amounts and address other asset division issues.

  4. I like to get my inspiration from really meaningful phrases said by truly great people like “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”, do you know where I can find thematic compiltaions of those?

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