After reading the news yesterday about the decline in 'stay at home mums' it reminded me that I have now been 'at home' for 2yrs. Before I took maternity leave I worked as TA in a Reception class of a village primary with only 38 pupils in total. I loved my job and was doing a degree in education as well. (When I left I had about 18mths to go before becoming qualified as a teacher.) Obviously this took up alot of my time I also had 3 children, housework, cooking, gardening etc. and still found the time to do different crafts and make dolls house miniatures and go out at the weekends. I thought that being a sahm I would have plenty of time to do all of the things I like to do but in reality there are not enough hours in the day and the dolls house that I had as a leaving present from work still remains flat packed in two boxes in my wardrobe and going out is unheard of as Lily appears to be allergic to sleep unless she is lying on my knee! I honestly do not know how working mothers cope.
I'm a wahm selling handmade items at craft fairs & online. Love my dog and walks with her & I have a new found passion for dance fitness that takes up 4 evenings a week! I also have an habit of painting any piece of wood in sight with Annie Sloan paint! Love anything shabby chic, vintage and retro, love Dr Who too & probably use the words love & fab way too much!!
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