“No buddy, Mama’s too busy right now,” I said to my toddler with high irritation clear in my voice.
His face dropped and he hobbled away leaving his favorite book laying in my lap.
My heart broke. 😭💔
The Painful Reality of A Stressed Out Working Mom
I’m an extremely busy and stressed out working mom with:
- Two Toddlers
- A Husband
- A Full Time Job
- Volunteer Responsibilities At My Church
This was one of those high stress days with deadlines to meet. Everything that could go wrong, did. And my sweet little boy was the one paying for it.
My Children…Or A Paycheck?
In that moment, it was clear to me that something needed to change. If I didn’t have to work a full-time job, I would be able to read to my son whenever I wanted to.
I knew that it was these these little precious moments that I’d miss the most in a few years. They don’t last long enough. [ #timeslowdown 😢 ] But, my beautiful babies also require food…clothes…a place to live…medical care…and all those other pesky little necessities that require the dang paycheck.
It’s a constant battle of priorities. I want to be able to help support my family financially but I also want to have the freedom to be able to savor more moments with my children without the very real threat of facing burnout. Many modern mom’s are finding creative ways to both stay home with their children and have a career.
Oh, to have the freedom to leave behind the life of a stressed out working mom and spend an entire day with my children and give them my completely undivided mommy attention. To wake up, jump in the car and go to the park for a jungle gym adventure. To spend the day with popcorn and a movie under our cozy living room tent made of pillows and sheets. And to not even worry about the mess.
The Best Life For My Kids
There are various studies showing that children develop better emotional and mental health when the mother is more present, especially in the first five years of their lives.
There was once a time when it was normal for mothers to stay home with their children and the family could live comfortably on one income. But oh how times have changed. The children are paying the price. Erica Komisar states, “As a psychoanalyst and parent-guidance expert, I have seen society increasingly devalue mothering while idealizing work. At the same time, I have seen an epidemic of troubled children…”
In today’s world there is an immense amount of pressure on mothers. We want to be home with our children but we also need to have a steady income. Too many modern women live this crazy life of a stressed out working mom with no rest in sight. Burnout takes its toll on our health, our children, and our relationship with our significant other. Everyone loses when mom is not at her best.
Many of us pride ourselves on being strong women that can do it all. Mama, let me just tell you today, It’s ok to say that it’s too much and you need a break. Remember that you need to take good care of yourself before you can take the best care of your children.
The Solution For This Overly Stressed Mom
I had already been pondering the idea of starting my own business, but I was completely overwhelmed with the idea and no clue where to begin. Then my cousin Sheanice called one day, “Girl, I need help with an affiliate project. I need your mom brain.”
She introduced me to the world of affiliate marketing and how to create income with an affiliate business.
I’m still a newbie soaking up all the knowledge I can. But, now, I’m truly finding my voice. I’ve found a way to create something of value in the world by sharing my experiences and promoting great products that help other working mom’s like me.
I know you can also build your own freedom through an affiliate business. There are so many great resources out there to help you get started. It’s not hard to begin and it’s even possible to launch with little to no investment.
We’ve highlighted some great resources here on our site to help you launch your online business. We hope that these help you find the freedom to quit choosing between your children and a paycheck. You don’t have to continue living the life of a tired burnt out mama. Be fully there for your children.
Go hug those kiddos right now and then get started building a new future and leave behind the life of a stressed out working mom.