Going from a stay at home mum to a work at home mum is not an easy transition. It is something the whole family needs to recognise and support.
Having been a stay at home mum with the children for over six years, caring for their every need, it is difficult for everyone to see that I now work. I am still home, just like before, the children don’t see any difference. I am there to take them to school, collect them and run them around to all their activities.
I am still home with them in the holidays. We still have fun, do crafts, play games and get out and about.
I still do the cooking, washing, ironing, cleaning and organising of the house. In the eyes of my children nothing has changed. They tell me I don’t work. Now that’s got to be the worst thing to say to a SAHM, let alone a WAHM!
Hubby supports me and helps with the cooking etc when he can. He also proof reads lots of my articles and helps when I have any technical problems (as I haven’t a clue about that stuff).
I realise my website is still very young, I am trying to learn how to develop it, market it and grow it. Last week, I had a lightbulb moment, I managed to gain serious focus. My head was in the right place and I ploughed through lots of articles. I am now looking for local businesses who’d like to be included in my Berkshire business directory. I worked out where I was heading, it was great. It was such a relief to actually feel like I am making the transition.
However, not everyone sees the transition. To everyone else, I am still a stay at home mum who doesn’t work. I know my website is just a baby at present, but I am putting in the hours of work, so why is it not recognised as work? It can be very frustrating.
Work at home mums do work!