Accidental And Happy Housewife

Hello! First off, I never thought in a million years I'd be a housewife or SAHW! I always looked down on women who didn't have "real" jobs. I earned my BA in Psychology in 2002 and my MS/EdS in Counseling and Human Systems in 2007. I have worked with juveniles and adults in psychiatric crises, abused, neglected, and homeless children, mentally and physically disabled adults, and inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs (juveniles and adults). I met my husband in 2008. He had recently moved to the state and was having trouble getting clients (he's a private consultant in computer database). When we were first together, I worked full-time (long hours and weekends) and would come home to hot meals and freshly washed clothes! He was great! After he got his business going, we both worked full-time and didn't see too much of each other. After we were married, I stopped working for several reasons. 1) I was totally burnt out. I LOVE counseling, but it does take a lot out of me and the mountains of paperwork seem to never end! 2) He makes a very good living and could afford to support us both. 3) We planned on starting a family and both agreed on me being home to raise our children. Well, kids didn't come as easily as we had planned. We are currently starting fertility treatments after 2 years of trying. For now, I am really enjoying making our house a home, trying different recipes, planning dinner parties, and feeling so grateful that we even have the option financially for me to do all of this! I know many people would love to stay home with their babies and be full-time moms but finances and situations just won't allow it. In the meantime, I am volunteering as a Big Sister and looking for part-time counseling work. Staying at home has also given me the opportunity to work on myself and deal with some very heavy personal issues. I love hearing from other women who are SAHW because I guess it makes me feel less guilty. Part of me still feels like maybe I'm just being lazy and wasting my education. I remind myself that what I do DOES have immense value to our home and marriage.
sage321 sage321
31-35, F
Jul 31, 2012