Archive for tag 'sahm'

Mommy Wars? Not Even Close

Occasionally an article will pop up about the “mommy wars,” pitting SAHMs and WOHMs against each other. And while the day to day experiences are different, I haven’t experienced the animosity of the mommy wars. I have the opposite experience of teaming up with WOHMs, especially once my oldest kiddo began preschool. When BeBe started […]

Going from WAHM to SAHM

One huge adjustment we’ve had (besides living with another family) is that I became a full stay at home mom. It wasn’t really my decision – I was working for a family business that changed over ownership to another family. For the past 5 years, I had been a WAHM and I loved it! True, you […]

Unexpected Feelings as a SAHM

Scene: M and I are eating scratch-made waffles at the table. She set the table with Frozen plates while I poured batter, and she was halfway through her waffle when I finished the last batch and sat down beside her with my own. A was snuggled into my chest, snoozing in the Ergo. The sun […]

Why I Need To Leave the House Everyday

I’m a stay-at-home mom and I love being with my kids, but to be honest I don’t like staying at home with them all day. I’m not sure if it’s because I was a nanny previously and planning outings was a part of my job, if it’s because I’m a restless extrovert, or maybe a bit of […]

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5 Truths About Spring Break Every Stay-at-Home Parent Knows

Little Cotton Candy was on spring break last week, and it was fun getting to spend lots of one-on-one time with him. It was also challenging, especially as I’ve been trying to keep up with my work and not fall too far behind this week. Not to mention, by Friday, he was getting restless and […]


A Day in the Life: SAHM of Two

March 14, 2017 Crumb- 2.5, Chip- 1 year 6:25 AM: Mr. Cookie wakes me up before my alarm to say both boys are awake. They frequently wake up around the same time. We divide and conquer. I get Chip and bring him into my bed to nurse so I can lay down for a few […]

Making the Transition to SAHM: Figuring Out Finances

I’ve written before about my desire to find work/life balance as a freelancer who works from home, and now that this pregnancy is real, Mr. Cotton Candy and I are starting to dig into some tough decisions. The major difficulty is that as a contract worker, not an employee, I have no rights to maternity […]

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