Being a working mother and staying home with the children can be challenging. Not only does it require a significant amount of multitasking and energy, but it needs a lot of patience, understanding, and, most importantly – organization.
Finding the balance between work and family life is essential for managing the daily routine. A successful working mother is one who can manage both responsibilities with ease and grace.
The key to success is to plan, create a schedule and stick to it. It’s important to prioritize tasks and develop a good time management system that works for both work and family life. Taking time out during the day to spend with your children, even if it’s just a few minutes, can go a long way in powering the bond between you and your family. Allowing yourself to take breaks in between tasks can also help reduce stress and fatigue.
Stay at Home – Working Mother
Motherhood, by all means, is a roller-coaster—a ride with its own share of ups and downs. When I became a mother 10 years ago, like many mothers – I also wanted the best for my children.
I wanted to keep working, but then somewhere, the guilt of not being able to “be there” for my son kept building up in me. So, when my second born, my daughter, was born, I decided it was time to give my work a break and be home and enjoy being a mother.
Joys of Being a Mother
Yes, I was probably judged, but that did not matter – because now, I could finally spend as much time as I wanted with my children.
As my kids grew, my urge to go back to work started building up again, but then I did not want to fall into the same guilt trap again, so the Stay at Home – Working mother was born.
6 Things that I did to Start Working Again but From Home
Working mothers need to remember that asking for help when needed is okay and not feel guilty about relying on others. Having a supportive family or network of friends can make all the difference.
At the onset of things, I had no idea what I could or could not do. I checked with some friends – who gave me some vague ideas. Some of them were data entry, starting my boutique, going back to studies, pursuing Bed, and becoming a teacher in the school – but seriously, they never resonated with me.
I read all the possible blogs/articles to understand how a stay-at-home mother could start something of her own
I became a member of every mom/parenting group on Facebook to abreast myself with all the new things happening around me. This is where I actually found out my real calling – which is blogging and parenting.
Trying to build a network and getting to know people is a part of growing up, and we must get to know like-minded people more.
As I started writing for the first few months, I wrote wherever I could for free, just to let people know about my work. I started getting associated with multiple platforms where I could showcase my work.
One thing – that I learned through my journey was that building a name for yourself is not easy. I still struggle sometimes – but I am happy I took the step to be someone. I am just not a wife or a mother. I am more than that; people recognize me by my work and name.
Although this journey was not easy – then what’s life – if there are no twists and turns?
If you are one of the mothers – who also want to work from Home but have no idea – how and where to start, try to follow these steps. Also, let me know what worked for you.
This Post is a part of the #MomsSpeakUp Blog Train Hosted by Prisha and Nayantara. I want to thank Zainab, who blogs at slim expectation, for introducing me. Read their take on the Prompt here. I want to Introduce Disha from life my way. I’m sure you will enjoy reading her take on the prompt. Visit her blog here.
Being a working mother and staying home with the children can be overwhelming. Still, with proper planning, organization, and support, it can also be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Taking the time to prioritize tasks, manage your time effectively and maintain a balance between work and family can lead to more tremendous success in both aspects.
It is also important to take time out for yourself and nurture your needs and interests. With a bit of self-care and support, working mothers can find the right balance between work and family life.