Life of a SAHM (Stay-at-Home Mom)

It has been more than a year since I have been a full time mom. It is an entirely different experience from being a career woman for 13 years. I am thankful to my supportive husband because not all moms are given the chance to stay-at-home and care for their child. It was a long and hard decision for us because I am on the peak of my banking career and it would also affect our finances. But all things lead us to making that decision — we could not find a suitable househelper/yaya for Reilly and Gheoff got promoted.

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Gheoff took me on a date on my last day of work – November 29, 2018.

The first few days of being a SAHM is very tiring. I usually start my day at 5am to cook breakfast and Gheoff’s baon then my day ends at 1am the following day. House chores are unlimited! Then I got used to it and was able to follow a schedule. Days passed and I was able to squeeze in working out at the gym while Reilly is in school. This kept me sane and became my ‘me’ time amidst all the house work.

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Few months into being a SAHM, the biggest surprise of our life happened — I became pregnant with baby #2 without any medication (read: details on a separate blog)! I think this became possible because I got rid of work stress and I became active in working out. I also lost a few pounds which is good for PCOS individuals who are trying to conceive.

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Being a working mom and being a stay-at-home mom has its own pros and cons and should not be compared as to which is better. Both moms do their work for the love and for the future of their family. My favorite part of being a SAHM is not having free time, but being able to take care of my family, spend time with my children and witnessing every milestone in their lives. Giving up my career in exchange of everything I have now is definitely worth it.

 

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