Welcome to another instalment of my new guest series #MumisBest! #MumisBest is all about the ever-growing SAHM/working mum debate. I really want this series to highlight that there’s no right or wrong way, but whatever works for you and you family. If you’d like to take part do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you! For now I will leave you in the hands of Claire from Bubbles and Babies!
Sitting down and thinking about my ‘work’ situation is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. Quick look back to a year ago I was working 40 hours a week running a pub with my dad on top of that I was also running an events company with my sister so another 25 plus hours a week there. I was a workaholic I’m business minded and was all about the money, my motto was the more you put in the more money you take home and yes this was very true. At 24 I brought my first house, 3 bedrooms, semi detached nice garden! I worked my bum of saving everything and god it
was so rewarding!
Fast forward to today, I have an 8 month old, Aria, and I’m pregnant with twins! Yes twins and an 8 month old what am I doing! My life has done a complete 360. I spend my days doing baby activities and mum duties and oh do I love it! I also have been recently diagnosed with Ulcerative colitis, a bowel disease that effects my daily life. It’s crazy to look back and think about all them long nights staying up till silly o’clock working putting in all the hours I could just to make more money! Now I’m up late cooking baby meals and cleaning and by late I mean 10 o’clock!
Work for me at the moment is my family, brining up babies and running a house hold. And yes I said WORK because this is a full time 24/7 7 days a week job, no sick days no holidays no days off just to have some fun and drop in at a spa! It’s a job and it is a lot of work and at the end of the day no one patts you on the back and says you did a great job, you have to say it to yourself and make yourself realise your smashing it! I have a hole new understanding for stay at home mums! I never understood it until I walked in there shoes for myself.
I loved my job and I loved working but right now I’m exactly where I’m meant to be and for the next few years this is where I will stay. I won’t feel guilty for it, if anything I feel so blessed that I’m able to afford to be a stay at home mum and be able to be here everyday! I praise any women that goes back to work and I praise every women who stays at home. We as mums are all just trying to do what’s best for our family and what works for one won’t always work for another.
One day i will go back to work but for now I’m proud of my STAY AT HOME MUM title and will wear it with pride.
‘Here’s to strong women, May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them.’
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