How working at home moms are helping me appreciate my family more
I’ve pondered the idea of how at home moms are able to influence our society for quite some time, and how it is done in a way that helps me invest in my shareholders.
It probably started from a conversation I had with a former classmate of mine from college that I bumped into while walking through Target a few years ago. I hadn’t seen her in well over five years, and we managed to catch up on life as we wrangled our little ones as they ran around our feet.
We shifted our conversation over to how we are handling the role of being an at home mom and wife, something that we’d never seen each other do in action.
She was a virtual teacher, and I full time at home mom making an “untaxable income”. She explained what her job entailed, and with me having a degree in education, her whole setup sounded very enticing.
Then out of the blue she said, “You know they tell us women we can do anything, but what they forget to say is you really can’t unless you aren’t married or don’t have children, and it for sure can’t be done for us stay at home moms.”
I didn’t respond as I tried to hide my raised eyebrows. But I can tell you that I’ve chewed on what she said for quite a while, and the taste makes me a little nauseous.
When I went to an amazing blog conference, and I talked to a savvy mom blogger for about an hour concerning what she does to help her family when it comes to being an at home mom. And every point she made did nothing but affirm that my husband and children are not the deflator of dreams, but the life giver and motivator to take my dreams to the next level.
Here are 10 ladies who are inspiring me in my life stage at this moment, and they are embracing their line of work, not because their family is a hindrance, but because their family helps their dreams take flight.
Jolanthe Erb from Homeschool Creations
Rachael Martin from Finding Joy
Kim Kautzer the founder of Write Shop
Tricia Hodges from Hodgepodge Mom
Barbara McCoy from Harmony Fine Arts
Amanda Padgett the owner of Everyday Elements
All these women are helping me see that having a family, raising children in an inspiring way, and fulfilling their roll as a wife not only cultivates creativity, it has launched them in their roll as an entrepreneur.
Who are some of the most inspiring work at home moms you know?