Firing the SAHM in Me

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[Editor's Note: Do you need a break? Like a big one? Like a fire-yourself-from-your-SAHM-job kinda break? Nicolette at Momnivore's Dilemma does. She explains how she got to that point and what she's doing for herself now in a recent post. How do you find time and space for yourself? -Jenna]

the stuff challenges are made of: or why I have fired myself from SAHM:

White flag in the razor wireAt age 28, a first time mom, I thought I knew it all. I thought motherhood would be easy. I thought it would be long days of fingerpainting, playing school, and rainbows. Of play dates and homemade cookies.

Now, at almost 33, a seasoned veteran of autism and special diets and special ed preschool...

I am waving the white flag.

It's hard.

It's harder than having a six week old, a c-section recovery, and your father dying. [...] It's harder than that.

Some days, I can't do it.

Photo Credit: ianloic.

Read more from the stuff challenges are made of: or why I have fired myself from SAHM at momnivore's dilemma

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