Welcome to Episode 3 of our ‘Being A Work At Home Mama’ series! This week’s post has been written by the lovely Stacy from Taylor 411. She and her husband had a tough time getting pregnant, and are now proud parents to two gorgeous boys. Today she is going to be talking about why she chose to be a work at home mama.

If you missed Episode 2: Creating Balance As A Work At Home Mom you can check it out here.

Most women dream on being successful woman. Having a great job, benefits, and a 401k retirement plan. As I hit adulthood my dream was alittle different. I always dreamt of being a stay at home mom. I wanted to get married and have a huge family that I took care of. My dream involved dirty diapers, wiping tears, piles of laundry and cooking 3 meals a day. This is what I wanted so bad, we are talking white picket fence and the works.

When my husband and I first met, we didn’t try to conceive until years later. I was pursuing my education while working dead end job after another. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my jobs but the money and benefits just wasn’t there. When we finally started trying to extend our family, someone else had a different plan. We tried for years. We tried so hard that I basically lost all hope that I would ever had children.

With that in mind, I jumped into the workforce with both feet. I was going to be successful and nothing was going to stop me. I did it to. I honestly was so proud of myself. I gave it everything I had and my devotion paid off. I landed a desk job in Engineering within a great company. I was paid very well and I had benefits, also included was weekends and holidays off. The best part about this job was that I actually loved the work. Everyday I was pushed to new limits and I was learning so much. My plan was to retire from this job, it was perfect in every way  I could hope for.

To continue reading the full post, head on over to Stacy’s blog.

Other episodes in this series:

Why (And How) You Should Create A WAHM Schedule

Get Mom Balanced – Creating Balance When Working From Home

Messy Nest Mama – 10 Must Haves For The Work At Home Mom – COMING SOON!

Mojitos And Munchkins – Knowing When To Unplug – COMING SOON!

A Day In The Life of 5 Work At Home Mamas – COMING SOON!


I'm Becca! I found myself flung into the world of changing nappies and trying (and failing) to run a home when I was just 20 years old. I started Homemakers In Action to help others out there who are struggling to find their inner domestic goddess.

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