It is official. I am a domestic diva, a domestic goddess, a stay at home mom, or whatever you like to call it. I had the dreaded conversation with my Principal that I would not be returning to work at the end of semester one (in two weeks), as I had originally told them. I kept my options open, because I did not know where we would be financially, without out my substantial income. They say teachers do not make a lot of money, but with me having two Master’s degrees, I am on the top of my pay scale in terms of “class” categories. Whichever way you look at it, the loss of my income is going to be a substantial one in terms of lifestyle.
Anyway, I had the dreaded conversation (I am so into tangent talk these days. I cannot keep on topic), and my Principal was surprisingly understanding about it. I think in my profession, they find many moms decide to stay home. In fact, he was telling me that his wife was only planning on staying home for a short time and decided to stay home a year.
There are some things I need to get in order to make me successful and good at being a Stay at Home Mom:
1. Create (finish)and our post monthly menu
2. Create a housework schedule (for example: Monday- sweep & mop, Tuesday- vacuum, Wednesday- bathrooms, Thursday- dusting, Friday- bed linens & pet beds, in addition to daily straightening, bed making and such)
3. Create a daily schedule (for example: 7:00 wake-up & coffee, 7:30 shower, 8:00 prep for dinner, 8:30 begin chores, etc.) Schedule must be loose, because the baby does not allow me to stick to anything real ridgid with feeding on demand and all.
4. Do weekly shopping or order groceries for delivery
5. Pump after every feeding to assure supply for exercise: swimming, running, and weights
6. Take nice walks with baby
7. Schedule some Mommy & Baby time together, without interruptions
8. Take over https://www.paydayloanhelpers.com/ to give chance to (balance checkbook, enter receipts, pay bills, etc.)
This is all new to me. Eric and I have had an unequal division of labor since the pregnancy, with Eric receiving the lion’s share of chores. It is my turn to step it up. I want this house to be comfortable, organized, and cozy. It is a full-time job and I want to be good at it.