Help! Being a stay-at-home mum is not for the faint hearted. This blog is aimed primarily at women aged from 28 to 45 with young children, who after a satisfying working career become stay-at-home mums. Whether this is short-term or long-term, they need to think about their new role and identity and feel comfortable about the changes. Women who work part-time and stay-at-home dads will also find it helpful.
I want to help stay-at-home mothers think about what they are doing, why they are doing it and how to remain sane! It will tackle difficult situations – like the disparaging question, ‘So what do you do all day?’ – and explores the contradictory emotions of joy and frustration in being at home with young children. Crucially, I would like it to inspire mums to keep the day interesting and fulfilling. This blog isn’t all about me and my children but rather about how I have tackled challenges and I would recommend you pick and choose ideas that work for you.
I hope to leave you feeling fulfilled with an improved self-esteem so hold your heads up high, stay-at-home mums!