Before actually becoming a mom, I never thought I would want to be the type of mom who stays at home with her kids. I also wasn’t one of those girls who dreamed about her wedding. The only dreams I really had for the future were professional goals. I wanted to wear fancy clothes to work and I wanted to keep reaching goal after goal in my job. Don’t get me wrong — I always figured I would have kids. I guess I just didn’t realize they would become my whole life.
21 Days To Finding Happiness As A Mother
When I went to college, I told myself that I wasn’t going to date for the first year. I mean, I went to school to get my degree and to play soccer. And even if there was a guy that I liked, I was certain that God would make sure we would both be available when I was ready to start dating.
Did you guess the next part of the story?
I met a boy in my very first semester of college and we started dating. He was studying to be a youth pastor. Three years later we got married.
Even though the first part of my plan was unsuccessful, I was determined to get my degree and land my perfect job. I sought out internships before my advisor told us we needed to find them. By the time I graduated, I had completed more internships than any other student my advisor taught. I also turned my elective credits into a minor. I figured that I would rather learn more about what I actually wanted to do than to take a pottery class or a bowling class. I was on track.
I ended up getting a job from one of my internships and I loved it! I enjoyed leaving the house every day and I enjoyed reaching goals in my professional life. And then oddly enough, my husband and I felt the calling to become parents in the same week, but that’s a whole other blog post.
As soon as I delivered my son, I knew that I didn’t want to leave him with someone else. As much and I loved working and reaching goals, I knew I would never be happy if I couldn’t be with my kids. At that time I was contributing more than half of our income, so we didn’t know how to make that happen but we were determined to try.
Less than six months after the birth of my son, I found out I was pregnant. Surprise! Well we ended up working things out and I was able to become a stay-at-home-mom. It took a little sacrifice but nothing that wasn’t worth being able to be home with my kids. But it didn’t take long until something felt…off.
Becoming a stay-at-home-mom was hard. I had a rough start with my daughter and I talk a little about that here. Yes it was hard taking care of another human being, but it was also hard feeling like I had no purpose.
I felt lost and useless and like I wasn’t enough.
Don’t take this the wrong way. The joy my babies have brought me is unparalleled. But then life happened, and it started eating away at my happiness. It happens to a lot of moms, and it’s okay. Finding happiness as a mother is not as easy as it seems. But I knew there was something that needed to change if I was going to be a great mother for my kids.
I started researching, praying, and hoping and I slowly started seeing the end of the tunnel. I’m starting to find my happiness and I feel content, and I want all moms to feel that too! Whether you are a stay-at-home-mom, work-at-home-mom, or work outside the house mom, we all have times when something is eating away at our joy. Finding happiness as a mother is completely attainable.
So I have put together an e-book so others can see what I did! I did have it for sale and then I realized, why would I sell this? If there is a mom who can’t afford it, would I still give her tips to help me be a better mom to her kids? Absolutely! So I decided that I was just going to offer it for free!
They say it takes at least 21 days to make a new habit — whoever they are. The Happiness Habit takes you through 21 days of tips to help you find contentment as a mother, by suggesting different ways we can find happiness in our everyday life.
Have you lost some of the joy you once had? This book is for you and finding happiness as a mother is only 21 days away.
And I’ll give you one even better. I created a workbook to go along with the book so you can document your journey. And you can always look back at it and remember the process you went though.
If you want the E-book and the workbook, all you need to do is sign up to my free resource library and you can download it from there!
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