Monday, October 27, 2014

Guess what? I'm a stay-at-home mom!

Yeah, yeah. I know you're probably thinking "so what?" right? Well, it's kind of a big deal to me. A lot of you don't know that I left my now ex-husband a while ago. It's been a really tough transition for especially with me having five kids. The very beginning was extremely hard. 

With trying to make ends meet and being the only provider of the household, I rarely got to spend time with my kids. I mainly worked the night shift so the only time I would ever see my kids was when I got them ready for school. Plus my schedule was always different every week. And it sucked!

The 3 big girls
(left to right: Laiyanna, Aaliyah, Christina)

I hated not being able to help them with homework or even just hear them talk about their day. My mom babysat while I was working so that was a huge help. But, she only did the bare minimum. Christina, my oldest, started slacking off in school and her grades were slipping terribly. The house was constantly a mess. And fast food became a regular meal. I just didn't have time for anything. Something had to give and fast!
This is Kaliya. She's my very emotional 4-year-old.

One of my co-workers told me about a company that would allow me to work from home. I didn't give it much thought at first because in my mind I though it must be some type of scam. But a few months later, after I found out that my now boyfriend and I were expecting a baby, I decided to do some research. It took a few months to get everything set up, but I did it.

I have since quit my job and I work full time at home. I make my own hours so that leaves me with an open schedule to actually be "Mommy". Everything is falling into place. Christina is doing a lot better in school. I'm able to put the girls in extra curricular activities. The house is, well, cleaner lol. Seriously, there's no way to keep a completely clean house with five kids. 
This is my baby Samia. Can't you just tell from the picture that she's just so full of personality?

The best part about it for me is that everything is more organized. I don't mean the house. I mean our lives in general. I can tell that my kids are happier now that I'm home. The funny part about it, I never once imagined myself as being a stay-at-home mom. I always thought I would get so bored. But here I am. And I wouldn't change it for the world. 

And here's the one we're waiting on. My baby boy Adonis! 

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