Monday, August 15, 2011

It’s My First Day Being a Stay/Work-At-Home Mom

Today marks another milestone in my life … the start of my new career being a stay/work-at-home mom.  I thank God for giving me this opportunity and I know He will guide me all the way.

Being a morning person, I woke up early today and did a 30 minutes jogging/brisk walking around the neighborhood while my husband does some cooking.  My husband cooks better than me but I’ll try to learn some good cooking in the coming days.  Our house helper is still with us (she’s due to leave at the end of this month) so I still have no problem with the laundry and some house cleaning.

I helped my daughter prepare for school … I dried, combed and tied her hair.  I don’t have the luxury of time to do this when I was working.  I also helped my son finish his breakfast and convinced him to eat a little of broccoli.  Feeding little kids need much of patience and time.  My children are so picky on foods especially on vegetables that when I’m in a hurry I just give them what they want so as to cut their whining short.

My son is not feeling well because of his sore eyes (conjunctivitis) so he won’t be going to school today and I’ll be his official nurse, cleaning his eyes and applying the eye drops prescribed by the doctor.  Oh, it feels good taking care of your children personally.

For the first time in many years, I am not stressed early in the morning … no shouting just to make my daughter move and prepare for school, no waiting in lines or running after public utility jeepneys just to get a ride and be at the office on time. Well, it’s still early to tell but today I did great and I’m happy about it.  I’ll just take each day at a time and enjoy the gift of being a stay/work-at-home mom.

Have a great day everyone.


  1. congrats on your new endeavor as a stay at home mom... i know you will surely enjoy it...

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  2. Welcome to the club! It's really nice to work on your own time at your preferred pace. Hehe. :)

    I'm not a mom yet but I'm working at home. SAHM.

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