Reblog Wednesday: How to Transition from Career to SAHM Without Losing Who You Are — No Plate Like Home

If you’ve had a job outside the home and you’re now a stay at home mom or parent, you know that the decision didn’t come too easy. Do you stay home or you continue to work?! Your decision, to leave the 9 to 5 to become a stay at home mom. I went through this roller coaster of emotions about 12 years ago, when I left the corporate world to stay at home with my oldest daughter. It was a tough decision but it was also a very good one.

Joanne from No Plate Like Home captured this so well about the transition, all the emotions and all the changes that occur during this change.

Hope you enjoy the post as much as I did!


You did it. You quit your job to become a stay at home mom. Now that you’ve figured out how to live on one income and all of the logistics, you are starting to feel what it’s really like being home day-in and day-out. 1,970 more words

via How to Transition from Career to SAHM Without Losing Who You Are — No Plate Like Home


19 thoughts on “Reblog Wednesday: How to Transition from Career to SAHM Without Losing Who You Are — No Plate Like Home

  1. Great article, I’m 100% sure you made a right decision! When both parents work – there is no time, no quality time for family and kids, at least Mon – Fri. Both parents coming tired from work, they need to cook, watch the kids, do homework, talk with kids about the future… parenting is not easy. But when wife or husband stay at home or at least work part-time, it’s miracle! Kids appreciate it, your spouse appreciates it, it feels like you are building and investing in the priceless experience – Family! Bravo!

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    1. Thank you so much! Not an easy decision especially in today’s standards set by society. Especially having a large family. But I pray God continues to provide while I stay home and take care of the home and my husband does his part outside the home. I’m living with chronic pain, and while caring for both children and home doesn’t come easy for me, it’s all definitely worth it. 😊🙏🏽


  2. Chiari,
    Thank you so much for sharing my post with your audience! I’m honored you thought so much of it. Six years later, I’m so happy I’m home with my boys and of the bond we’ve formed. There’s little stress on our family and i couldn’t be happier working form Home on my blog and now even making an income!

    Best of luck to you.
    Lets keep in touch!

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    1. You’re welcome! I enjoyed it so much. It hit home, it was impossible not to share. There are so many people like myself that have gone through the transition, even those that are contemplating. At the end, it’s a tough decision. But it worked well for my family, 12 years for me. That’s great to know, if you’re happy, that only means the children are happy. Yes?! I’m so happy for you! I only hope to make an income from blogging one day. After so many years in doubt, I finally started the blog. It hasn’t been too long, just a couple months old, but it’s been an exciting journey. Of course it’ll be even sweeter if there was an income behind the passion. ☺️ In due time. 😊🙏🏽

      Yes, of course! I’d love to.
      All my best to you as well. -Ana


  3. Thanks for sharing and glad that it is working for you…. today’s corporate world can put a great deal of stress on the family and cause problems from time to time… I know of several people who chose the path you took, for a number of reasons..,. some of them now work from home…. good luck to to you and your family…. 🙂

    “Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.”

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    1. Yes, the stresses society puts on family can weaken its bond but that is why we all have to choose what’s best for us. Individually make that decision based on our own needs and not on what others think is best for us. Thank you so much! 😊🙏🏽

      Phenomenal quote. I like to think, a dream will always be a dream if we don’t make it a reality. It’s important to stop dreaming and make things happen, for yourself!

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      1. “There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
        – Douglas H. Everett

        🙂 🙂

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