A few years back when I made the decision to leave my job to try and work from home, it came with a lot of struggle and self-doubt. Although today I feel much better about it, there is no doubt that being a mother, whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a work-at-home mom or a working mom, is a challenging, tough and amazing gig.
I feel blessed that I am able to stay at home with the kids while still working in a field that I love. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen me sharing my favourite things about being a WAHM. I thought, why not go big and share the 6 Reasons I Love Being a Work-At-Home Mom.
Why I Enjoy Being a Work-At-Home Mom
1. The Field Trips
Being a WAHM gives me a lot of flexibility. When the kids have field trips, noisy reading in their classes or need volunteers, I am able to step in. I love how happy and excited my kids get when I can drive them to a field trip and volunteer in their class. It’s creating wonderful memories and less face it, when they are teenagers, they probably won’t want me around as much as they do now!
2. I Can Wear Anything
Working from home means if I want to stay in my pyjama’s, workout clothes or leggings all day, I totally can! There is no dress code where I work except for comfortable! Heck, I can even go to work with no shoes.
3. Sick Days
If the kids are sick, I don’t have to worry, I can be home with them and take care of them. After all, I am my own boss.
4. I Can Work Wherever I Want
Working from home doesn’t mean that I HAVE to work at home. I love that I can take my office with me to a coffee shop, the library and even outside on the deck when it’s a beautiful day. It even lets me meet up with other mom bloggers and work together!
Being a WAHM lets me have the flexibility to take a day off if I need to, run errands, play hooky and take the kids to the park, take a work break when I want, eat lunch at my leisure and even throw in some laundry in between.
6. Positive Roll Model
By me working from home, my kids can see that even while I am home taking care of them and the house, I am also working, contributing and getting to be creative.
One can say I have the best of both worlds but one can also say I have two jobs, that never end as they seem to roll into each other. But despite the difficulties, the mom guilt, the impossibly of balance, I would never give up the gig of being a work-at-home mom. When I first took the step, I was scared but I know in my heart, it was the right decision for me and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Whether you’re a work-at-home-mom, stay-at-home mom or working mom, what do you love most about what you do?