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Y’all, I seriously feel like I’ve been walking in a fog the past–oh, I don’t know–three months? Four months? Its been rough. With Huff the Hubs in grad school taking super-hard-and-involved engineering classes, me working and keeping the kids all day, as well as getting up 2-4 times a night to breastfeed, I’ve been exhausted. Like, heavy-bags-under-the-eyes-having-vertigo-and-can-barely-stay-awake exhausted.


Something had to give. I knew Huff the Hubs couldn’t just STOP grad school. I mean, it’s free (his work is paying for it), he’s already halfway done, and it will help our family in the long run. I didn’t want to put both kids in daycare and I was not about to stop nursing (personal choice; don’t get all butt-hurt thinking I’m insulting formula-users. I’m not. Check yourself before you wreck yourself). So the only thing left I could give up was work.

So a week and a half ago, I turned in my two week’s notice.



Honestly, it was a pretty easy decision. I’ve always known I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but I wasn’t sure when that was going to happen. And, to be quite frank, I’m a little nervous.

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I know that this is going to be a big challenge. I mean, I love my kids. I love them with my whole heart. But sometimes, my patience wears thin. Like when Huff the Tot throws a fit because I made her a PB&J and not chicken nuggets even though she she said she wanted a sandwich.



Or when Huff the Babe is screaming his head off and nothing–and I mean NOTHING–will calm him down.



My mom was a SAHM until my sisters and I were in school full-time. She assured me that there are days that you want to rip your hair out, but that it is survivable…



…and totally worth it.


I know this is the right decision for me and my family, but I also know there will be good times and frustrating times; victories and failures, and days I want to be around my kids and others I’ll be hitting the door as soon as Huff the Hubs walks in.

So here’s to a new adventure!


Are you a SAHM? What are some ways you stay sane? Was it hard for you to make the decision to stay home? Share in the comments below!

8 thoughts on “Mommy Monday

  1. I am a stay at home mom currently as well. I had planned to go back when Silas turned 6 weeks but couldn’t bring myself to do so that soon, so I thought I would go back around 10 weeks but then had childcare complications so I figured then it was meant for me to stay home. So I did and I must say I love my little guy but I do sometimes miss working, I miss my job! And I have to admit some days I’m more exhausted being a stay at home mom then I was working 8 hours a day on my feet all day!! A stay at home mom is a very hard job! I don’t do much for myself at the moment but plan to start back in the gym on the days my husbands home and get a pedicure maybe every other week to have some ME time! Right now my ME time consist of showering by myself, applying makeup and fixing my hair lol! I know pathetic lol but it’s usually the boost I need to re energize and go back to my motherly duties! 🙂

    • GO girl!
      Yeah, it was a lot harder to go back to work this time, knowing I had two at home that wanted me with them. I really feel like this is going to be the best thing for my kiddos (and me!) but I also think Imma need a glass of wine more than I used to, lol 😀

  2. SAHD here (and as I write that I’m all like, “it reads like it should sounds ‘sad’ but being a SAHD is not sad at all! It’s awesome!)… we definitely don’t have as busy of a household here (only the one baby) but I totally feel you on the whole “as soon as my spouse walks in, I’m out the door folks, c-ya” vibe. When my wife gets home, it’s: A peck on the cheek, Here’s your son, and Peace out! 🙂

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