What nobody tells you about being a stay at home mum.
The first few months of being a stay at home one can be equal parts amazing and overwhelming. Here are some great tips and tricks that no one tells you!
Welcome to your new life.
That ride in the car home from the hospital was when it all starting hitting you. They’re actually letting us leave the hospital with a baby! We’re responsible! We’re parents!
When you’re all at home it doesn’t quite seem real. Not just yet. Visitors (some welcome, some not), adjusting to a very different sleep cycle, breathing in this wonderful new person and getting to know each other.
Soon the dust settles, your partner returns to work and then it’s just you. And baby. And a whole new way of existing that you’re struggling to get your head around.
This is a time when a lot of women struggle with post-natal depression or anxiety. A great time to check in with your doctor or maternal health nurse and be honest about how you’re feeling. It’s completely natural to feel all at sea – this is a whole new life.
Parenting hacks for the brand-new stay at home mum
Keep this list close. And maybe laminated. Things can get messy when you’re a SAHM.
Being a stay at home mum is…
It wasn’t what I thought it was going to be when I was pregnant. It was longer, harder, more demanding but also a hell of a lot more fun. I was and continue to be completely inspired by my son and I am so grateful that I was lucky enough to stay at home for him for a year after he was born. So much so that I rearranged my career to be able to work from home.
Good luck on your stay at home mum journey and use your voice to ask for help if you need it!
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