Wednesday Wow: Ms CEO, SAHM

“Ms Pressley, you’re pregnant!” Naaah Doc, you need to check that test again. I have 2 college degrees a great corporate job and a new car.” What in the heck am I gonna do now?”  I probably didn’t say that much but darn near close it. Because every time a doctor told me I was pregnant she/ he laughed at my response. But I was so serious. Instead of celebrating and uploading funny announcements on social media, I was thinking dang- again?!

I think this is Amen (our number 7)

I think this is Amen (our number 7)

Yes, their dad was there but I loved making my own money. (At one point, I was working 3 jobs. Just because the opportunities were there.) Each birth seemed a step back from that independence that I needed for my own sanity. But sitting there in frustration and pity didn’t seem like an option.

So I had to think Quick

Noah & I volunteering for The Ronald McDonald House charities at Time Warner Cable Arena

Noah & I volunteering for The Ronald McDonald House charities at Time Warner Cable Arena

I knew that I

  • needed to be a mom first
  • deserved to be happy during my time as a sahm
  • my children required a positive home environment
  • desired to keep money in my pocket for the “extra stuff”
  • lacked resources ( time, a big bank account, free childcare)
  • have to find a ways to leverage the skills I already had.
  • to continue to bring something to the “family table” beside my awesome looks and our beautiful healthy children. Call me crazy but I just rest relying on my husband for everything.

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Today, there is a certain stigma attached to the stay-at-home mom. Little do they know, we do want more. And many others like me do more than former sahm’s, not missing a beat with their children in tow.

Margaret "Peggy" Bundy, played by Katey Sagal, is Al's wife and very lazy. She refuses to cook for the family or to clean the house. She also prefers shopping new clothes to washing them and doesn't even think of having a job. During the day she likes to watch all the day time talkshows, sitting on the beloved family couch and eating tons of bonbons (without getting fat, though). Her favourite TV show is "Oprah", but she also likes the Home Shopping Network. Peggy usually wears white trash fashion with tight pants and stilettos.

Margaret “Peggy” Bundy, played by Katey Sagal, is Al’s wife and very lazy. She refuses to cook for the family or to clean the house. She also prefers shopping new clothes to washing them and doesn’t even think of having a job. During the day she likes to watch all the day time talkshows, sitting on the beloved family couch and eating tons of bonbons (without getting fat, though). Her favorite TV show is “Oprah”, but she also likes the Home Shopping Network. Peggy usually wears white trash fashion with tight pants and stilettos.

I recently read about a woman who quit her job to start a cupcake baking business.

We live in an economy that values productivity, passion, and hard work. We also live in a time where the Mommy Wars continue. If you search LinkedIn, you’ll come up with hundreds of CEO SAHMS. If you go a step further, you’ll see what they did before they decided to stay home with their child (ren).Some were in law, technology, marketing, medicine, education, real estate, sports; you name it!  See where I’m going with this?  

 Life as an at-home mom is full of interesting moments — some have you feeling like Supermom, others leave you reaching for the aspirin.  If you want It can be done, and you can make good money. Be prepared to work very hard, but you’ll be doing something you love, and working at your own time and on your own term. 

 

Once I starting making money, we were finally able to buy a new van without payments.

Once I starting making money, we were finally able to buy a new van without payments.

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