When I first became a stay at home mom, I felt so much guilt about not bringing in an income for the family.
My husband and I KNEW that it was the right and best decision for our family and our mental health, but it will still really hard to not have a job for the first time since I was 14. In fact, I still sold things on ETSY just to keep some fun money coming in, but really, other than that, I was not working.
And it felt weird. Especially since I’m the budget keeper of the family.
It can be SUCH a hard transition to make emotionally to go from being a financial partner to a full-time stay at home mom.
There were so many times I felt myself trying to overcompensate for those feelings. One of those was keeping the house super clean all the time.
I LOVE having a clean house…messiness makes me feel a little nutty.
But there were times I just needed some extra sleep after being up with the baby, and taking care of a baby full time, with no Mother’s Day Out, or babysitting for breaks.
I want to share something with you.
Even though your spouse may not have the option to take a nap at work, it’s 100 percent OK if you take one during your “work” day!!
Yes, what you do is a JOB. You do it because of your love for your family. And no, you don’t get paid, but it is SO MUCH WORK! lol
And if your little one falls fast asleep in their bed, it’s ok for you to take some rest time too!
Take care of yourself without feeling guilty. Just because you wouldn’t have been able to take a nap at your old job doesn’t mean that you can’t take a nap while your little one is taking one.
So leave the dishes if you need to. Wash the laundry later, kick up your feet and take care of your body.