SAHM, Take a Bow!
So, you all know that I try to keep it 100% real deal with you, right? Okay, so whether you are a working mom, stay at home mom/mompreneur you are literally working 24/7! There are barely enough moments in the day for you to stop and even look at how worn out you may be. We cook, clean, manage businesses, change diapers, make doctors' appointments, juggle the household budget, earn college degrees and take care of sick children and husbands, who by the way can be bigger babies when they are sick...we do it all!!! We manage a great deal of tasks in one day and many of us still silently suffer criticism from family members, associates and others. Just the other day I was "playing sleep" as I listened to my husband firmly defend our decision for me to be at home. I didn't want him to know what I had heard; I didn't want to make a big deal about it because I felt very proud of how he handled the nosey posey on the line. However, I couldn't help but feel that lack luster emotion of doubt come over me, what if I am not showing myself to be as helpful or maybe we should just go back to a double income household.
I eventually spoke with my husband about those feelings, he told me plain and simple...NO, we are fine, we have a plan that we are sticking to! I felt secure, supported, respected and loved. My husband always makes it a point to tell me how grateful he is for me and the role that I play in our family and that makes me work harder as a wife, mother and business owner, I push myself to the limits because I am boosted with confidence through the love and support of my husband and children. My daughter asks me nearly every day when she can work her own business!!! It makes me feel empowered that my daughter is inspired to blaze a trail of business ownership for herself!
So fellow SAHM's, I said all of that to say this, you are right where you should be and you should never let outsiders dictate your confidence level! Your role is major and super important, your children will remember all that you have done to sacrifice for their well-being. If you are a married SAHM, look to your husband for support and find comfort in his confidence in you. If you are a mompreneur that is fortunate enough to work from home, keep your head high and your heels higher as you boss up each day to change lives through your business, your family is watching you closely...don't let doubt bring you down! We are game changers, we deserve respect...we've earned it!
"The heart of her husband has confidence in her and he has no lack of gain!"
"Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also praises her!"