Thursday, April 15, 2010

Confessions of a WAHM

WAHM stands for work at home mom. And I have to admit that often times being a WAHM is glamorized as this wonderful mesh of being a stay at home mom and having a career- you know being able to have it all. But you can't. It's hard, wonderful and frustrating all at the same time. I really wouldn't have it any other way- well unless I could be a stay at home mom sans the working.

Here are some of my confessions, as awkward as they may be:

Most days I don't find time to eat till at least one or possibly later.
Yesterday my baby was still in the pjs that she was put in the day before, after her bath.
I'm often distracted from work by the piles of laundry, dirty dishes, dust and of course that gorgeous baby making the cutest sounds.
Some days I am so stressed by work and everything I want to curl in a ball in cry.
It's rare when I actually get "dressed"
I don't have work hours so I usually work more then someone who actually goes to work.
I often am talking to clients as I am changing dirty diapers or wiping up spit up.
I love not dealing with the commute or waking up early to do my hair.
I love taking a break from work to roll on the floor with my baby.

Oh it's hard, really hard- but when I think of the alternative I remember how blessed I am. Even though I went back to work a week after Sadie was born, and it's been a whirlwind ever since, I like my job and I'm happy to help support my family.

Just a warning, if you happen to come over to my house unannounced, you will likely find me in stretchy pants an oversized t-shirt and hair stashed in a pony tail. Unfortunately, this is what Reid comes home to everyday.


  1. You need to read Lucile Johnson's, Hilarye! I know your saying, "ya sure, like when." Take care, the baby is as adorable as my little great-granddaughter. Check out my blog to see her.

  2. I spent 3 months consulting from home, and you're a better woman than I am. I found myself to be constantly in chaos - unable to keep my work and home lives separate.

    While I often work from home now, somehow it being part of an 8-5 "normal" job makes it much easier to handle.