After giving birth to my son, I had spent those first six months beating myself up and apologizing to others why I decided to become a stay at home mom. But now looking back almost three years later, why did I even have to apologize for following my heart? Well, here’s why!
You see, before having my son, my career, happy hour, commuting, defined who I was…So when I learned that I was pregnant, giving up these such “luxuries” wasn’t even an after thought. Until the birth of son. Holding him, smelling him and looking into eyes was the moment that I fell in love and knew right then and there that I needed to decide the role I would play as the mother of my child. So when my husband brought up the inevitable, of me going back to work I skirted around the questions and couldn’t imagine going back (this thought never spoken outloud). Would I be a working mom who would continue to provide for my family and further advance my career, or would I stay at home as the full-time care provider? Would I really just “throw it all away”?
Both paths were scary for me. Ultimately, I followed my heart and chose to stay home with my son.
With months passing, I realized that I no longer felt guilty of giving up my career and since I no longer had to apologize to myself for being a stay at home mom, I felt proud when someone would ask what I did for a living. and that’s being the CEO of my home.
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