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How to be a happy stay at home mom

How to be a happy stay at home mom.

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Are you wondering how to be a happy stay at home mom? You’re not the only one who’s wanted to know the answer to this question, as I was not always a happy stay at home mom.

My disclosure is here.

Because, the truth of the matter is: being a stay at home mom is super tough. It’s a hard, full time job that requires so much from a person.

Are you feeling God calling you to be a stay at home mom? Chances are, He really is reaching out to you the way He reached out to me when my oldest was first born.

It’s completely natural for you to want to be a stay at home mom. We all have a desire to be with our babies all the time, nurture them, and watch them grow.

As soon as my baby was born, I wanted to be a stay at home mom so much. That was always the plan for our family.

However, this didn’t happen for us so easily. I still worked part-time when we needed it, but our main goal was for me to stay at home with our babies, always.

And it still is. If you are having the same calling in your life, you’ll know that God sent you to be a stay at home mom.

One of the roadblocks we face is: how to be a happy stay at home mom.

How do stay at home moms feel fulfilled?

This is probably the most common roadblock many future stay at home moms will face. And it’s okay to NOT feel fulfilled.

We know God called us to be a stay at home mom, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to be easy. Google how much a stay at home mom’s annual salary is actually worth and you’re looking at over $150k a year.

It’s no secret that it’s extremely beneficial for your family to be at home. You’re saving the cost of childcare, taking great care of your babies, and raising them with God’s word in mind.

The way I feel fulfilled is thanks to God. Because of God, I do feel happy and at peace inside, even though it can be difficult to be a stay at home mom.

There’s one thing that keeps me feeling fulfilled daily and that’s praying every morning. I pray to God for patience, happiness, love, and strength to get through my day.

Before I had my blog, I used to constantly walk with my oldest everywhere. We’d walk and I would just pray.

Honestly, talking to God is what kept me grounded and focused on my goal. My goal to be a stay at home mom and to stay on the path I felt in my heart was right for my family.

When do you know God is calling you to be a stay at home mom?

There’s a couple of ways to know that God’s calling you to be a stay at home mom.

  • You don’t feel happy at the thought of leaving your baby at daycare. 

I never did. Don’t get me wrong, my oldest was watched over by my mom or husband when I worked part-time. A few times.

I just wasn’t happy leaving her. As time passed, I started to realize I wanted to work from home and be around my daughter all the time.

You may want to do the same. Or you may just want to dedicate all of your time to being a stay at home mom.

It’s a LOT to work from home and be a stay at home mom. Either way, you’re a huge blessing to your family when you decide to take that course, as I know it’s not an easy path.

  • You find yourself very occupied with your time, teaching your kids, wanting to help them learn and grow. Basically, you want to be their mentor, best friend, and teacher. 

I LOVE to teach my children. There’s joy in teaching my kids because I love to help them with their studies.

It wasn’t until recently that I decided to take the homeschool mom route. Even though it’s challenging, I still enjoy teaching my children.

If you WANT to do that, go ahead and do it! Don’t hesitate. I sure did, and I don’t know why.

It’s an amazing experience, as long as you pick the right curriculum for your child.

But, how can I be a stay at home mom if I can’t afford it?

Do what I did and look for some extra ways to make income. Work from home.

There are so many possibilities! Whatever you choose to do, don’t let your job interfere with your main goal which is to HELP your family by being a stay at home mom.

Don’t let trying to make money consume your world and take over. Before I started the adventure of starting my own blog, I couponed, worked night part time jobs, and I didn’t buy any new outfits which wasn’t fun at all!

You can try to find a part time job online and work from home on the computer, or you can start your own business by starting your own blog. If your husband has his own company, you can help him (also what I do).

Don’t lose hope, but DO : try to find a job. Start your own business if you can’t find the job you’re looking for.

Work with your husband on how to straighten your finances up. Live below your means until you figure out how to work from home.

You just really need to sit down and pray to God before doing all of this. He’ll guide you through everything.

Just don’t give up when He’s calling to you. Have faith in God and keep your head up.

Serving God as a stay at home mom.

There are many ways to serve God as a stay at home mom.

  • Teach your children about Him. 
  • Help your husband through his day and be a Godly wife. 
  • Live intentionally for Christ each and everyday. 

Staying at home with your children is a blessing, one hundred percent. You need to look at the glass half full, instead of half empty on the hard days.

And you should applaud yourself for having the patience to do what you do. You can still serve God as a stay at home mom and be a blessing to everyone that’s in your life.

5 ways to be a happy stay at home mom.

  • Live intentionally for God everyday. 
  • Be grateful and humble in your heart. 
  • Know that what you’re doing is completely worth it.
  • You staying home to be with your children is only benefiting them.
  • Deciding to be a Godly wife is a major blessing to your husband and family. 

Do you know how lucky your husband is to have you? Just the other day, I noticed my husband was tired and worn out from just about everything.

He had recovered on his own from a work related injury and his body was just tired. I took a moment to really look at him.

All I wanted to do was help. Quickly, I made him a good breakfast, packed his lunch, and made his favorite tea.

Those simple things mean so much. He thanked me and I felt good inside, because I knew that I helped him.

When I was working on my blog full time for a couple of months, I quit helping him because I was so tired. So, I scaled back a ton to be there for my husband and become his support system once more.

You can be a happy stay at home mom. Don’t give up, what you’re doing is beautiful!

I applaud you and wish you the very best. Leave a comment down below and make sure to subscribe for more encouraging posts like these.

Until next time,

xoxo,

mrsplanahead

 

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