Hi everyone! My name is Cait. I have been married for almost 4 years to my husband Mitchell. Together we have two beautiful boys-Tristan (3) and Teagan (1). I have recently become a stay at home mom and want to share my journey with you.
In the wake of the pandemic, I was laid off and have been at home spending time with my boys every day. When I was notified that I would be laid off with no specific return date, I was extremely worried. I have been consistently working since I was sixteen years old. It was definitely an adjustment for me, but I have loved every minute of it!
With the adjustment of staying home, I had made it a point to keep myself and my boys busy. I was used to being at work, and they were used to going to a babysitter with other kids. Our at home journey started with going through all of their old baby clothes and toys. We sat down and went through every little thing that we no longer needed. We sold a lot of toys on Facebook and we donated everything else. I then did some yard work, thoroughly cleaned the house (several times), and slowly began to run out of things to do.
I continued to wait for a call back to work. The days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. I then realized that I needed to find activities to do. We started coloring, painting, and we even tie dyed shirts.
I began to notice that not only did I enjoy staying home with my boys, they had also gotten very comfortable with me being home with them every day. While I continued to look for a new job, the number of jobs in my field of work were getting slim. I thought that maybe I could start looking for a job outside of my usual search. But the more I looked, the more I felt like I wasn’t going to be happy going back to work-period. I felt like I had built this relationship with my kids that I never felt like I had before. Not only would it be hard for me to go back to work, if I did find a job that is, I knew that it would also be extremely hard on my boys.
We live in a time where there are SO many ways to make money from home, but I just couldn’t really get behind any of them. I racked my brain trying to think of something that I could do from home. ANYTHING. And I just kept thinking “I am literally not good at anything! I am also the most awkward, nonsocial person that I know!” And then, a sponsored link popped up on my Facebook about blogging. I really questioned why I had never thought of blogging before because I absolutely love to write.
I did a TON of research on it. I still didn’t believe in myself, which is typical for me. I have never had confidence in myself, nor have I ever been brave enough to risk everything to put myself out there. But as time went by, I realized that a change had to be made since I have still not had any luck with employment. My husband has a job, but unemployment benefits aren’t forever and we simply can’t survive off of one income. I also realized that you can’t live your life off of “what ifs.” I have done it for far too long.
So boom! Here I am, starting my personal blog about my everyday life. I truly hope that you enjoy it and I hope that you stick with me for the long haul! I like to think of myself as your average, everyday mom, aside from my love for tattoos. I will keep it real and hopefully relatable!