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Stay-At-Home Moms Don’t Have To Stay At Home

Life beyond your house... Encouraging stay-at-home moms to explore their passions!

“Oh, you were able to shower today. Great.” Although meant to be words of encouragement,  these words spoken years ago by my husband were more of a wake-up call. 

About twelve years ago when my oldest daughter was an infant, I stayed at home to care for her.  She was an amazing baby in many ways, but easy she was not.  Most of my days were spent pacifying her cries, needs and wants. As a result many of my needs and wants, like a shower, were not accomplished. I soon realized that when the quality of your day is determined by your degree of cleanliness, it might be time for a change.

I started creating a plan for our daily life. I came to the realization that being a “stay-at-home mom” didn’t mean that you had to stay at home. Within the next few months, I joined a local Gymboree play group, started tutoring former students and worked on completing my Masters Degree.  Life became a little hectic at times, but much more rewarding.

Presently, I work with a lot of moms in my life coaching business and together we are able to create well-balanced, fulfilling lives for these moms.  Every person is different but opportunities exist all around.   Some of the areas that have led to great results included:

1.  Baby/mommy and me classes
2.  Volunteering
3.  Part time work
4.  Working from home or finding employment with your baby
5.  Returning to school
6.  Play groups
7.  Exercising/yoga/meditation
8.  Starting your own business
9.  Fulfilling passions (writing a book…)
10. Mentoring/tutoring/consulting
11. Joining interest area groups (knitting, cooking, reading)
12. Spiritual awareness

So leave the house and explore your passions!

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g March 20, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Workers Wanted: preferable stay at home moms who have had enough with the kids. Bus driver, grave diggers, longshoremen or woman , penal guards, sweepers, janitors. See our listings for more opportunities
g, As a former teacher, I believe that is the key to success!
Mike March 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM
WW, Hate the game, not the playuh. Word.
c March 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM
My mom stayed home with all five of us. She did not fill her day with running around and doing. How can you do all that and be happy. My father and mother were a team hard to believe .today it's all about what each parent needs.....kids first that is the sacrifice and beauty of children. We were taught social graces and manners we learned to read at school. Home was for teaching and learning respect and appropriate behavior. Boy the more I read this patch the more I realize just how blessed and lucky to. have had the parents and wonderful simple life.
c March 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Being a mom is the greatest gift of all.

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