Hey SAHM – It’s OK to Take a Nap |East Texas Moms

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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. 

Guilt free.

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brittanyjones
Brittany was born and raised here in East Texas. Before becoming a mom Brittany finished her Masters degree in Counseling, but once she and her husband had their first baby girl, she knew being a SAHM was for her. She and her husband have been married 11 years and they have 3 beautiful little girls 5 and under. Her husband is a local minister and together they love investing in newly weds and young families. Brittany loves watching super hero movies, eating anything chocolate, and helping moms create a life they love over on her blog www.littlecottagelife.com. Something random about Brittany? She married her middle school sweetheart!

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