Becoming A Stay At Home Mom? Consider This First
There are so many decisions to be made when a new little family member enters your world. Should you buy a bigger house? Or turn the home office into a nursery? Should you start a college fund for the child, like, yesterday? Should kids eat gluten? Clearly, being a parent is extremely overwhelming. Then there is this other decision many working moms face: do you continue to work when you have kids? Some moms believe that the answer is easy—whether they decide to work, or not. But life is really never the same again once you have a child, and while there is no right or wrong choice when it comes to continuing your career or being a stay at home mom, both will come with surprises. When you’ve been used to working five (or seven) days a week for years on end, suddenly not doing that spurs a lot of other unexpected changes. Here are things to consider before becoming a stay at home mom.
Is your career your identity?
Really ask yourself how much your identity is wrapped up in your career. If it’s a lot, well, quitting work can cause an identity crisis, and even some depression and anxiety. You’re used to you the career woman, not you the mama. Making that identity transition can be an emotional roller coaster.