January 28, 2012

Being a Stay at Home Mom

Guest written by our friend Gladys Fuentes;
Since leaving my job to be a stay at home mom, my life has changed drastically. I didn’t think I would miss working too much, but the reality is that sometimes I do. I don’t miss all of the stress of meeting deadlines and dealing with my boss, but I do miss the feeling of being important. I know that many people would say that I am still important even thought I am a homemaker, but sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. One day, when my children are older they will appreciate the fact that I was home, but right now I am taken for granted. It would be nice if I had bigger decisions to make on a daily basis than what our directtv package is going to be. I think I am going to discuss going back to work part-time with my husband. I thought staying at home was what I wanted for myself, and for our family, but I think I made a mistake. I feel terribly guilty about my unhappiness, but I know what I have to do to make things right. I can’t go on pretending that I’m happy when I’m not.

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