On Being a WAHM

October 17, 2012

That’s work at home mom. Not WHAM.

Anyone who’s read me long enough knows that up until this summer, I did about a post every few months on here wondering if I should blog anymore, what the point was, if I could keep doing this without being paid, etc.

Thankfully I think most of you stayed with me through all of that.

Then I got hired by Babble. Then Military Family. Then Oreck. In the meantime, I’ve written for other places that don’t pay but do encourage me to expand my creativity and stretch my writing skills.

I’m often overwhelmed and flustered trying to navigate a sudden full time freelance job with a daughter, home, and all the other things that come with that. I also absolutely adore and am so thankful for every.single.day of it. Really and truly. Being paid more than I made working out of the house and getting to be at home doing what I love is such an incredible blessing.

However, I don’t write about that part of my life often on here – because it seems weird. Weird to write about how you’re being paid to write because of your blog, on your blog.

Or something like that.

Nevertheless, it’s a huge part of my life. And I’m so excited to be able to share it more often with other moms over at Liberating Working Moms, founded by Tracy – who I’ve known since the very beginning of this blog.

So pop over, read my first post there about becoming and settling into being a WAHM, the ups and downs of my day, the money, and all that goes with that.

And thanks for sticking around and encouraging me to keep writing.

 

4 Comments

  • Suz

    October 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

    So happy to see you over on LWM!

  • Mrs. MidAtlantic

    October 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Oh man, I give a lot of credit to all you moms out there who work at home (paid or otherwise). I would NEVER be able to focus on getting work done with kids around. And tv! And access to the fridge! And laundry to do! Having that train to catch really gets me out of bed in the morning, and into work where I don’t have distractions to tempt me. It’s hard enough for me to focus at work!

  • Alexa

    October 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Hi Diane – I’ve been following you for, well since you were admitted to the hospital with your boys. I love your writing, love that you are able to follow this dream. It is a dream I am trying to pursue as well… so if you have any advice, I would love to hear it!!! Congrats on all of your writing successes!

  • Jackie A

    October 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Diane,
    I’m so glad you are able to stay home. When I first saw your post on FB that started ‘full time hours’ I thought, “Oh no, she had to get a job!” There were days when I was raising my daughter (alone, and homeschooling)when I thought I just couldn’t do it anymore. I worked at home and had to constantly schedule school around my clients. There were times when I asked God, “Why can’t you make a way so I can JUST be a mom?!” But when I think what the alternative might have been (working out of the home) and that God was so gracious never to allow that to happen, I am so blessed. And so are you <3

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