Transitioning from a Working Mom to Stay at Home Mom (SAHM)

I started working after graduating from college in 2000. I immediately found a job as an accounting clerk at a well-known company. It took me three years. And the, there was an opportunity with another company so I moved on. Here at this company, I had been an inventory auditor for 2 years and always extend time in the office.  In that year I got married and had a son. My husband and I both worked. When you become mothers, everything changes. There are changes that you expect, like experiencing love on a whole new level, or a house filled with baby gear.

We are having trouble caring for the baby.

No one can stop work because we rent a house and paying other bills. So it’s hard for us to find a babysitter. My mother-in-law is kind enough to take care of her grandchildren. The case returned to the baby in the province. Being a mother is very difficult away from their children.

After 60 days of maternity leaves my boss to transfer me to the finance department, I had learned a lots for being as bookkeeper, it took me almost 15 years. And then, the second daughter was also born. Same scenario with my first son growing up with my mother-in-law. So I wonder if my kids will be okay? But I know my children are okay with my monther-in law. My husband had just offered a job at their office to work abroad and he grabbed the opportunity for our future and so we could spend time with the children .

Work Work work as children grows up. And of course, I just want to stay home to be with and monitor the children’s growth. And then again in 2018. There was an offer early retirement in the company and I’ll grab it and i think I have part-time bookkeeping and my husband works well overseas.

Being a stay-at-home mom is awfully difficult. Hehehe. Because of the endless cleaning and cleaning of the house, cooking and washing dishes, washing clothes, etc. it was difficult but fun because I could see and monitor my children’s growth, which I had never done before.

I have no regrets to stop working.

Another thing I’d like to add is the new perspective I gained about work. We’re always looking for a job that gives us money, purpose, and happiness. Now, this feeling gets even stronger, as I’m away from my child during this time and I need to know that this is also time well spent. It needs to be the best combination possible of paycheck, passion, and meaningfulness. This way I know that while I’m out there working, I’m becoming a better version of myself and thus becoming a better parent.

Lerma Rodriguez

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