The time I decided to be a SAHM
SAHM is an abbreviation of the word Stay at Home Mom. Before I got pregnant and even after I gave birth, I never saw myself to be one. I foresaw my future to be a working mother like my mom.
As I recall, the time I decided to be a SAHM was when I saw that my son was more attached to his baby sitter than me. Whenever his baby sitter left the house to make a day-off every weekend, Ren cried so hard and that he doesn’t do that when I am the one who is leaving the house. That scenario hurt me deeply.
My husband and I talked about it and we agreed that one of us should stay at the house and just focus on Ren. I never regret doing that and I think that was the best decision that I did in my entire life. We are not rich, and unfortunately we don’t have any savings at all to cover the months of financial adjustment when I resigned from work but to my surprise this transition actually thought me a lot of things about money.
As a stay at home mom, I was in charge of the monthly budget, and that is when I learned how to value money and use it wisely. Compared when I was still working, I don’t care much where our income goes because I know that I will receive my salary every 15th and 30th of the month (typical Pinoy no?)
Since I have a background in Marketing and Sales, I used that to look for sidelines that I can do on my spare time. I tried direct selling too. Basta ayaw ko ng wala ginagawa. My sister-in-law has a cafeteria and a sari sari store so I decided to display some school supplies there and I also bought some stuffs that I can sell for kids since the area is also near at schools.
I’ve been a SAHM for 5 years now (I think), and I am enjoying every bit of it. I saw my son’s development and I appreciate every single one of it whether it’s big or small. I am enjoying my blogging world and I am glad that I can earn from here that I use to pay some bills.
I love being a Stay at home mom and I will never trade it for a good paying job (unless the offer is 6 digits hahaha… sabay ganun!)