A Stay At Home Mom’s Plan to Getting Back to Life at 42

My birthday is fast approaching and there’s nothing I can do about it. I’m grateful that I have been so blessed to reach the age of 42, married with two children along with a supportive family. I have no complaints there at all.

But my professional life took a turn when I left Corporate America nearly 8 years ago.

I returned to work 4 months after giving birth to my daughter. I continued to work for the next 6 months and then it happened. I did not willingly decide to become a SAHM. It just happened. Sparing you the exact details of my departure, my manager at the time decided that he no longer wanted a…well, his exact words were he wanted someone who did not have a life to work for him. I could have stayed in the department in a lesser capacity, but I don’t roll like that. I am worth more than he could see so I resigned. I continued to seek employment for a short while and then threw myself into being a SAHM.

Somewhat.

Now that I have an 8 year old daughter and 5 year old son in school full time, I have found myself trying to figure out how to get back into the swing of things. Let me share that I have never been a real SAHM where all I do is care solely for the children. I negotiated a part-time Nanny and a BlackBerry at the time of my resignation. I wanted to stay in touch with coworkers. The real world. I had things to do. I wanted to stay relevant. I still needed me time.

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