I sat and had lunch with my sister in law yesterday, and we chatted about life. She has been working the whole time she has been in our lives, nearly 20 years, but has just stopped, as she miraculously got pregnant and now has a 6 week old precious bub
In any case, we were discussing work, home etc, and I mentioned how sometimes I feel bad, and embaressed that I don’t work.
BUT YOU DO she said. I have 4 kids (yes all at school) and chose to be a stay at home mum after my 1st was born, although I had my diploma in social welfare. When my last started pre-school, I worked at the same centre he attended on a casual basis for 4 years, then stopped when I was no longer needed.
I later began a facebook business page creating personalised items for people, from blankets to books, keyrings and other items, and love doing this. I am still doing it. But, its just a hobby. I make a very small profit. I also attend market research meetings every now and then, and sometimes, the market research company hire out my dining room and use it for a few hours to conduct their research. I also take care of my hubbys roof tiling business by doing the invoices, quotes, BAS for tax. etc And of course I do the usual mum things like taking kids to sport, picking up from school, cooking, cleaning etc
So, my sister in law said to me, when someone asks do you work, say YES!!
I never looked at it like that and always felt a bit embaressed that I did not actually work outside the home, as such. BUT, now I see, I do still work.
So when you find you feel the same, think about what you do do – its alot, I bet!!
Posted by Sam, 17th August 2016