After having my second child and my Mother becoming very ill, I just knew it my heart I was going to do whatever it would take so I could one day be a stay at home Mama. My Mother was, and although at times, money was tight; I wouldn’t have given one day with her for anything money could buy. She felt the very same way.
Each day I left my son after he was born, I cried (in my heart but also physically). It just hurt that I was missing out on so much of his first days, weeks and months. If I couldn’t be with him he was being taken care of by the best hands and heart possible, my Mother. They grew to have a special bond very quickly. Nana will always have a special place in Austin’s heart.
When Addie came along, my Mother’s health was getting worse by the week. I knew we relied on my income but I just wasn’t sure if I could make it working full-time again. I wasn’t willing (for personal reasons) to leave my children with anyone but family. I returned to work for three short weeks. Then I picked up part time work so I could be home more, but in my heart I wanted to be with my children daily. Sometimes, circumstances just don’t allow for what we want. Life doesn’t always ask us what we want necessarily.
My Blogging Journey
I started blogging initially for myself. It was an outlet, it was something I enjoyed. I didn’t think about turning it into something I could actually use to make money until months, almost a full-year later. If I had there would be so many things I would do-over but as we all know, we can’t turn back the hands of time.
For me, blogging has become one of the means for me to stay at home with my children. Although I am not there 100% just yet, I see light at the end of the tunnel each and every day.
There are so many creative ways for Mothers to be able to earn extra money on the side while being able to care for their families and those like myself, that want to be stay-at-home Mamas. I did lots of research and thought about ideas from house cleaning to being a Chocolatier for Dove, starting a service to help those housebound or elderly to run errands, so many ideas and possibilities. I started looking into various business supplies, cards and decals I could use for my car and loved the service I found from Signazon. In the end, I decided since I had already begun blogging, I would see where it would lead me.
I started this year with a HUGE blog plan. I had things I wanted to accomplish, a schedule I had been working on for almost a month, I could see this year being my year!
On January 2nd I was in for the shock of the year. I found out I was expecting, our third. I had difficulties accepting it and cried quite a bit. I don’t have normal pregnancies so they are very emotional. I started medication right away and about two weeks ago we finally go the tell the children why Mama has been sick each and every day since then. Being able to get a heartbeat after so many tests and ultrasounds finally helped me to start looking at things a bit differently.
My children are beyond excited, now they know why I was too sick to take our Disney trip at the beginning of February that they were devastated about. Since I hope to be passed the rough patches, I can’t wait to find my real groove for 2013 to get back on track!
Now, even more so, I have resolved in my heart to continue blogging and see where the road leads.
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