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The transition from being a working mom to a stay at home mom can come as quite a shock. Like with any big change there are many surprises that can occur so we’re here to give you a heads up. Here are a few things to consider before leaving your job to be home with your children. Your Money as a Stay-At-Home Mom. Evaluate your finances before you get your heart set on giving up your job to stay home with the kids.

Sit down with your spouse and go over everything from how much you’re paying for someone to watch your children while you work to how much you spend on gas, eating lunch out and buying clothes for your job. Keep Your Work Time and Family Time Separate. It’s important to establish a work/life balance. When you get home from work, stop thinking about work.

Don’t check your work emails unless absolutely necessary. Put your work phone in another room. Focus all your attention on your family and yourself.

This will do wonders for your mental health. In fact, transitioning from being a working mom to a stay at home mom was almost just as challenging as transitioning to motherhood itself. Being a stay at home mom is an incredible blessing, but it can also be exhausting mentally, physicall. For additional spending money or to help with some bills, many direct marketing companies are well-suited for stay-at-home moms in order to work with flexible schedules and appeal to the social networks of mothers. Do It Your Own Way.

Lots of people will try to convince you that there’s a right way and a wrong way of being a stay-at-home mom. Transitioning from any job to another can be difficult, but transitioning from paid work to stay-at-home mom is tougher than most moms expect. I often felt less valuable when my work wasn’t bringing in any money, bored with the repeated routines of being a mom, and even at times that my education and skills were being wasted as I washed.

10 Moms Share How They Handled Transitioning to Being a Working Mom Work-Life Balance. September 25, 2018. Intro by: Being a working mother is a hard thing to be in a society that doesn’t make it any easier on us. Childcare situations are often not ideal, work hours are long and intense, and things like breastfeeding or leaving to pick up. Going back to work can be a challenge but with these 5 simple tips, you’ll a fantastic transition back to work.

In just over a month, I will celebrate three full years of return to work.. I don’t know that I would have used the word “celebrate” three years ago to define my working years, but after a long adjustment period, I really feel like I have settled into this new. Stay at Home Mom to Working Mom. So here I am at another big chapter closing in my life. I have been a full-time stay at home mom for 10 years and a work from home mom the 5 years before that.

In two days, I am headed back into corporate life. I am closing a very big and wonderful chapter of my life being at home with my kids full-time. More moms than ever are in the workforce.

According to the Center for American Progress, “women now make up half of all workers in the United States, with nearly 4 in 10 homes having a mom.

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In the first weeks at home, it is essential that tasks of housekeeping, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, and sibling care are delegated to friends and family so that the mother is permitted time for recovery and interaction with her infants.

“AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing” by Kathleen R. Simpson
from AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing
by Kathleen R. Simpson
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2013

I did all of these things in addition to day-to-day tasks including changing diapers, breast-feeding for 16 months, and managing the household responsibilities of cleaning, grocery shopping, and finances.

“Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School” by Kimberly D. McKee, Denise A. Delgado
from Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School
by Kimberly D. McKee, Denise A. Delgado
University of Illinois Press, 2020

Engaging in part-time work while maintaining a schedule at home enabled her to successfully integrate her professional role into motherhood.

“Managing Diversity in Today's Workplace: Strategies for Employees and Employers [4 volumes]” by Michele A. Paludi
from Managing Diversity in Today’s Workplace: Strategies for Employees and Employers [4 volumes]
by Michele A. Paludi
ABC-CLIO, 2012

• Instead of spending time with your child after your errands, include your child in your daily activities such as laundry, grocery shopping, or washing dishes.

“The Five Love Languages of Children” by Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
from The Five Love Languages of Children
by Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
Moody Publishers, 2008

This list will need to be updated and adjusted once or twice a year as parents change working hours, move to a home with a no upkeep yard, pick up new routines or systems (like batch cooking on weekends or start or quit cloth diapering), or the baby begins going to sleep later.

“The Minimalist Mom: How to Simply Parent Your Baby” by Rachel Jonat
from The Minimalist Mom: How to Simply Parent Your Baby
by Rachel Jonat
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Besides day care, the other major opportunity for real creativity in the schedule involves spending time with a baby in his primary home.

“The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive” by Robert E. Emery Ph.D.
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by Robert E. Emery Ph.D.
Penguin Publishing Group, 2006

Also, begin transitioning to a more rigid chore schedule, assigning age-appropriate home (sweeping, sorting laundry, washing dishes, etc.) and school (sharpening pencils, putting school shelves in order, gathering library books, etc.) jobs to each of your kids.

“Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child with Confidence” by Jamie Erickson
from Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child with Confidence
by Jamie Erickson
Moody Publishers, 2019

Stay-at-home mothers who blog reveal for a wide audience the actual conditions women face in the home, granting overdue recognition for the demanding and time-consuming nature of childrearing and housework.

“Uses of Blogs” by Axel Bruns, Bruns Axel/Jacobs Joanne, Joanne Jacobs
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by Axel Bruns, Bruns Axel/Jacobs Joanne, Joanne Jacobs
Peter Lang, 2006

Achieving a balance between work and home represents a considerable challenge for both parents.

“Parenting: A Dynamic Perspective” by George W. Holden
from Parenting: A Dynamic Perspective
by George W. Holden
SAGE Publications, 2019

For instance, in order focus on your self and your work life, you might need a housekeeper once week, someone to watch your children after school, or day care for your younger children.

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  • The fog!!! Yes!!!! I am so much more alert now that I’m working. I was at stay at home mom for 13 years and just started working this week! Mentally being a SAHM is much harder. You’ll go crazy in that house lbvs. But I am more exhausted than I have ever been working now. Suddenly there’s not enough hours in the day. I feel like I only get an hour to myself at night and that’s once my kids go to sleep. It’s a lot. But I’m happy to be out of the house and around other adults now. I feel like a real human again lol.

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  • I personally believe if a woman is married with children and her Husband is a good provider the Mom should be home. I do believe more moms could be home if they are willing to make sacrifices. Kids are kids for a short time. I don’t judge other moms but I think it is best to have the Mom home except in extreme circumstances.

  • Great video, your so humble and honest love that your enjoying your new role, I’m a stay at home mum and have been for 10 years and the mum fuzz really rang true! Thank you for sharing x

  • My husband and I have this debate quite often. I worked from the time I was 15 till I had our first child when I was 26. I always envisioned being a working mom until I had my son. My husband is in the Army and I have a bachelors degree in business so I thought it would be easy to go back to work after having my son. However, with the cost of childcare these days and what I estimate I would make after paying for childcare (no more than $500) I didn’t feel it was worth it to add all of that to my plate, lose the time with my son, and still be expected to do everything else like dinners, bed times, cleaning, etc. my husband just sees the little extra money in the bank and not my sanity. Added to it all he gone often as a soldier so a lot of the time I am a single parent. We are about to have our second child so that debate is now out the window as two kids in childcare would leave nothing from my paycheck.

    I love how you talk about not being able to relate to certain viewers before going back to working outside the home and how you understand more now. And I love that acknowledge both are hard and it just depends on what it is best for you and your family!

  • Being a mom is hard, period! I have worked out of the home full time, stayed at home, and worked part time and full time from home. All of it has challenges! Everyone is just doing her best and none of it is really easy. I’m glad you’re finding your groove in this new transition!

  • Before I had children I was working and I can say that it helped having that balance of Home life and work life with building relationships and mentally exercising my Brain in a specific way. Now that I a SAHM I have struggled with loss of identity in some ways because my head doesn’t really get a break unless I intentionally allow myself to. I don’t get to leave an office. I talk to little humans majority of the day and I don’t get to shower alone that often. But what I’m learning five years into it is it’s how we make it. We are our own CEO. Something I learned through being home is that I have to be my own boss and that’s something I’ve never done. I know working outside the home with Kids has to be difficult and emotional at times because when I make time for a refresher it’s hard to leave even when I know it will be good for me and the kids. I think there are so many pro’s and cons to both and it boils down to perspective and what works for each family. So glad their are choices and opportunities that we get to even have the choice to one or the other. Great topic for a video for sure.:)

  • Interesting video! I enjoyed hearing the different perspectives. I’m still in the throws of littles, with a 6 yo, 4 yo and baby. When you mentioned being able to get things done while the littles nap I had to laugh because my kids have all been HORRIFIC nappers (yes even my babies have not napped)! I get maybe 3 hours of sleep each night if I am lucky (and have for years) because my children do.not.nap. So I have to attempt to get everything done when they are sleeping and also try to fit in a moment of me time in there to decompress so that I don’t end up in a Looney bin from having zero adult interaction or time alone with silence. It’s rough that’s for sure!

  • I did the opposite of you, I was a full-time working mom until February of this year, when I transitioned into a stay at home mom. My husband has a similar work schedule to yours where he’s not around a lot during the week, and I los have an ADHD child so working is too stressful for me to manage as well as all the home and family stuff. I’m now working on a stay at home business so I can have the schedule I want. I hope this works out for you long-term!

  • I stayed home for 9 years and went back part time. It definitely a challenge but I love it. I love being able to help support the family and I don’t always have to say no to the things they want or need. I just use help where I can, Walmart pick up service, pea pod, or pick up from bjs or whatever it may be. I’m also finding since my boys all started school full time, the house doesn’t need as much constant clean up bc no one is here during the day. Good for you for going back to work. It will all work out

  • I think this is really great. I am very excited about working mom Wednesdays! I am slowly transitioning into the role of working mom after ten years of staying home and it is so helpful to be able to talk with and learn from other mothers on the same road.

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  • As a mom who has always worked it’s only a dream for me to be able to stay home. It’s really hard and exhausting to juggle both. I envy mom’s who don’t have to work.

  • Yes I agree you are doing brilliantly. I was hoping to get a job when my kids all got to school but then my fella had a severe stroke I am now his carer 24/7/ it is hard work. I cant wait to see the videos you have planned expecially the whats in my work bag, I find these so interesting. Keep up the good work.

  • I know you said you don’t have time to film yourself cleaning, but if ever you do have the time, I’d like to see a cleaning routine of a working mom. I work part time, so I feel like I have the best of both worlds when it comes to work/time with family.

  • I totally agree. Momming is hard, no matter if you are a stay at home mom or working mom. Being a teacher, I get a good mix of both. During the summers, I get a good view of being a stay at home mom. So happy you are happy.:)

  • Great suggestion about the after work timeout! I think I need to do that. My kids are three and five so I think I can train them that Mommy is gonna go hide for 15 min while they have snack and a show. This may help my energy for the evenings.

  • I was a stay at home mom and now a working mom. I feel, like there was a lot I took for granted as far as tome management. They both are hard but in different ways.

  • Samantha…please what your time management tips in this period of being partially working and if it is truly differ from sahm mom&so thankful if making list for the tips

  • So glad you are finding that balance! When I was working, I missed many open houses, after school activities, etc. Etc.. I was also always 8n a rush to and from and never relaxed. Now that I am home, I find myself extremely bored mentally and physically. Everyday is the same routine. Get up, walk to bus, make beds, pick up, blah blah blah… Also, when going out with my daughter to places, I actually have to think of a budget and spending limits where before I would think nothing of buying what I want when I wanted it. We went on trips and had many long weekends… we are awesome traveling and shopping buddies but always thinking of the financial impact is really getting me down.. Currently on the struggle bus….. I know I should be happy to be given this opportunity but ��‍♀️

  • I have been watching your videos very several years now. I recently started working for a new company and my workload and stress level have increased dramatically, and I have not been able to keep up with all of your videos like I had. You have always inspired me to be more organized and inspired me to make time to complete home tasks. I am very excited to catch up on your work life.

    I wanted to let you know that you are being a wonderful role model for your daughter, and your boys. I have had to work through all 3 of my boys’ childhood. They have been involved in sports and scouts, and I was able to be there for most of it. I can tell you from experience that my kids really took note of my work ethic and my interest in their activities. They very much appreciate all that I was able to do with them and for them, and taught them that it is possible to balance work and home. They have turned into responsible, caring men and they thank me often for teaching them to strive to be the best they can be.

  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️ the working person Wednesdays! I have 3 littles and work full time, and I struggle. But i would also struggle with just different things as a staying at home mum. Would like to comment more thoughts but time is short lol on my lunch break�� you said it pretty nicely in you video how life is just hard in general (and great too). Thanks and looking forward to all videos but eso the working person Wednesdays��

  • I’m a stay at home mom, and I totally got what you were saying about how your time management is different. You did a great job of being sensitive to both working moms and at home moms in this video.
    I was wondering though, do you find yourself getting really tired around Thursday or Friday? How do you manage your energy levels and motivation?
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  • Hi Samantha, I was just wondering what your thoughts were about your channel name and how that goes with your new working mom lifestyle. Will there be a change in the future?

  • “no mean comments!” �� Love it! I have always worked (my girls are 5.5, 3 and one due next month!). But this past year I went back to teaching, so I have so much more time with my girls! I used to get home at 5:30/6 and now they’re both at the same school with me, so I pick them both up right at 3:30!!! It has been amazing, like the best of both worlds! I am glad you’re enjoying this new phase of your life!

  • Thank you for sharing. I agree that it is way different when we are home and when we have to work. I am home on the vacations and summer. It is easier, but for some reason, I am more productive when I am working and running around. I am not saying one is better than the other, because they both have their upsides and downsides. I just have to remember to balance myself so that I keep up with everything as I can.

  • Well said! I’m a working mom of two and I got a few hours on top before the summer, meaning I had to say goodbye to my free Monday morning. I see the effect now because it’s a lot tighter time wise now w cleaning, grocery shopping etc, but it’s working well nonetheless. We’ll see how it continues and if I need to adjust it at some point again.

  • So excited for these Wednesday working mom videos! I’ve done both as well and think you did a great job capturing the differences!

  • I rejoice over ladies like you that want to fulfill their God given purpose in life. It’s so beautiful that ladies want to raise their kids instead of giving them over to daycare. SAHMs are very special people. I respect/appreciate ladies that embrace motherhood and/or femininity. The transition to being a SAHM has to be so tough for most women because they have been programmed be this culture that they have to be career type women. Being a SAHM is the best defense of the family, not to mention it requires lessons in contentment and being able to make do with less income.

  • I am a working mom so I am so glad that you now understand comments you received from others who likely were working moms or working people… the part where you were comparing cleaning your “already clean” house and filming it versus now, your house really is messy and you just have to get it done and forget the filming of it. As a working mom (and I work full time for a public company where I am the only female in my department with little kids under age 3), I feel so worthless at work because I just cannot work 50-60 hour weeks as I know I need to in order to keep up, because my heart is at home… because I’m still trying to pump milk for my son through out my day, I simply cannot give 100% to my work. Yet I also feel so worthless at home because I really can’t stay on top of my home, get any sleep at night, have to leave my kids in the mornings and feeling that guilt. I feel like I have no voice in how my kids are cared for during the day, I depend so heavily on my parents to watch the kids. I cannot give 100% to my home life either! Well now, I think my husband sees the merit of me finally deferring my career just for a few years to stay home. I am worried that the grass won’t be greener on the other side. From what I hear, it’s not or maybe it’s a different shade of green perhaps to make an analogy. But, wouldn’t you agree, the cons of being a SAHM melts away when you see the positive impact you’re making on molding your babies? When you see everything in the home runs smoothly because your time is all devoted to that? That’s what I’m hoping. Ok I’m 12 minutes in with only four more to go but just had to lay that out there. And amen, the mom hate flat out just should not exist!

  • Hi Samantha. I like your perspective on both stay at home and working mom roles. I am curious about what you plan to work out for summer when the kids are out of school?

  • I feel this so hard as a mom who works full time and always had to. At one point I went to school too. I love to see your point of view having both experiences.

  • Hi Sam. Love your videos but I’m actually just wondering what would be the best video to watch your italian chicken recipe? I’ve searched a bunch and don’t one that has that in the title. Is it pretty much just one bottle of the dressing and some chicken breasts/thighs? Thanks.

  • Working mom bag video please! I Just can’t get it right and lug 3 bags with me. I need organization and simplicity. Thank you so much for making these videos! I just found your channel. I struggled going back to work after my 1 year off mat leave (Canada). I found being home was really difficult and love the break of work and uninterrupted coffee and bathroom breaks. Going back to work was a real struggle as a first time mom. Mom life is tough. Please keep making these videos. I LOVE them. They really help!

  • Yes to number one, omg ☹️ it’s so hard and weird and uncomfortable at first. You’re right, it does get easier as time goes on, like most things. And I agree, it is a huge privilege to be able to stay home with the baby! Awesome reminders for me and new information for women considering the SAHM life ����

  • I have been a stay at home mom off and on during my kids lives. Mostly through maternity leaves and etc. But, omg. I miss so much working. But, we need the $! I also sometimes need the mental break lol I loved being a SAHM! I miss it. I hate my 2 year old having to beg me to stay home on days I work. But, I generally love my job. I love my work family. Both are so different. I agree. Do what works for your family. I am 100% sure you juggle it wayyyyy better than me. Haha!

  • I’m so glad I got outta the rat race, lol. Time management is critical in both situations except the only difference is that with working you get paid, and staying home we work more and for free, lol I think it comes down to what are your priorities and for me my priorities are my kids. lol. To answer your question about what vids we would like. Well I’m fairly a new YT sister to your channel, but I really enjoy your vlogs a ditl vids, the organizational vids the best. You do what’s best for you & I’m sure other working moms like you will be interested in those type of vids, but again you do you. TFS! Many Blessings!

  • Hi my friend! Glad things are working for you! Personally for me though being a stay at home mom is the best for me. I love that my teenagers come home to see me vs an empty cold home. I also think teens need the most supervision, lol. When I was working as a nurse I worked 12 hours a day & it was exhausting & I don’t feel like my kids had quality and quantity time. I understand that different things work for everyone, but I wouldn’t trade staying at home for anything. My kids benefits are more important than all the money in the world, and it’s what makes me and my family happy! lol. TFS! Many Blessings! ������

  • I didn’t think it was possible to love you anymore, but now that you work, I can relate to you 100%. I’ve never known anything other than being a working mom, so the juggling act is all I’ve ever known. You’re doing a great job! Some weeks are better than others, and you just have to roll with the punches!

  • Very nice video:) I definitely understand both are hard, and both have their very different struggles. My biggest struggle as a working mom has been that I have not had the choice financially to stay home which at one point I was very resentful about luckily now I’ve learned to realize that I believe working is the best choice for me mentally. I also struggle that at work there is the “expectation” that almost every minute of your day is to be devoted to work…but I remember to give myself grace in that area as well…we still need mental breaks at work. I give a lot of credit to stay at home moms for the patience it takes!:)

  • I have done both, started working out of the home part time and then switched to working in home when my oldest was 6. Have you figured out what you will do during the summer?

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  • I’ve always been a working mom (single working mom for many years) until I had to quit this past November. I definitely agree both working and staying at home are hard in their own ways.

  • Thanks for sharing your experience and perspective. I have the best and worst of the two worlds. I’ve been a full time working from home mom in a leadership position for a corporate company for the last 7 years. There’s so much to dive in about that and I wish I could start a channel, but unfortunately I couldn’t devote much time to it. My kids are now 12 and 9 Before I started working from home (my company decided to take some of its positions virtually) I did work in an office and had the commute, the school and day care drop off. I had transition time. Now I don’t have that transition time, but I do have the opportunity to attend to my kids if they are sick and still work. There’s so much give an take. I go from work desk to kitchen to make dinner. I rarely take lunches because I’m so busy on the phone. I wish there was a you tuber who worked from home in a corporate environment so I can get tips and tricks. You are very right when you say that it’s all about time management. It’s also important to strategically plan not only your work day and your family time. Lots of planning. Failing to plan is planning to fail.
    Congrats on the new gig.

  • This was good. To each their own. We all decide what’s best for our family’s. My husband and I grew up in broken homes, moms worked so there was never any after school supervision. Trouble �� so we decided I would stay home to be there for my kids (we could never afford the childcare prices anyways)
    As a mom of 6 I will say being a stay at home mom is the hardest job I have ever done!! It’s mentally and emotionally draining ������
    Believe me there’s days I feel like a job would give me a break, it would be a get away from it all LOL ��

  • Women should only be supporting each other. We get too much opposition coming at us from all directions. With All of the things we have to juggle and handle whether it’s self imposed or society imposed, either way it’s difficult to be a woman and we need to support each other, not bring each other down further.

  • I love seeing your videos as you transition to work. I started working outside the home about 3 years ago and its still an adjustment. I cant wait to see the transition as it progresses. but also take time for you!!

  • For me being a part time worker sucks. Can’t quit need the income. But nothing gets done when im not home, and when i am home im just to stupid to fix anything.

  • not sure if you have ever answered this but how are you feeling about the brand that you built around being a housewife? Obviously now being a bit less of a “housewife”

  • after doing both i have to say the schedule you have is the best! having kids at school all day however and being able to drop them off and pick them up is HUGE! add part time work to that and it’s literally the best schedule! sometimes working (part time) helps you become more refreshed for your kids.

  • I have been a full time working mom and I am now a full time sahm. Both are very hard and very demanding. We are all mom’s just winging life, most of us do not have it all together and that is OKAY! Mom shaming needs to not exist. Mom/self guilt is my biggest struggle but… I keep moving forward for my babies. Love this Sam!

  • So I’ve just recently started watching your videos. Omg girl, you are such an inspiration to me. I’ve always worked full time. For 10 years. I have 4 kids and I finally get to only work part time and not miss time with my kids. Thank you so much for all your knowledge and advice.:)

  • I’m so happy for you and your family! You seem so happy and content with where you are. I have also been a working mama and I’m currently a stay at home mama so I am enjoying watching your journey! As always, thank you for sharing and I am sooo looking forward to seeing what is next!

  • It’s an age old question but personally I don’t think it needs to be asked. (This is by no means an attack on you, I LOVE you and your channel and I know that you mean nothing bad by talking about it) I just feel like it perpetuates the problem by trying to figure out which is easier. Both are moms nonetheless, and the variety is totally necessary in this world.

  • Bts in the soop������And billboard hot 100 no.1 ������ Love your vlog as always! So aesthetic and I love the way you store your art supplies

  • They live like really aesthetic and pretty, just like a ghibli movie ;-; how wonderful it looks over there, the life where i am from is far away from that lmao

  • I think the most difficult for me putting obvious things aside like the cleaning and cooking, is when the kids get sick. I save my sick days to use on them and I’m thankful I get some sick days, some moms don’t get sick days. I push through any sickness I might have, no time to rest, because I save the days for my kids. Towards this time of year I only have 1 sick day left and I cross my fingers there isn’t a lot of sickness. Also, I work full time therefore I can only take them to school I can’t pick them up from school so sometimes I feel guilty they are at after school care although they seem to like it and get homework done. Also, juggling dentist and all other appointments for for my kids and asking for time off is hard therefore appointments for myself is really really hard because their stuff is priority. And yes being a working mom you don’t have time to like decide if you want to be unmotivated, you have to be motivated 100% of time and there is no other option. There is challenges on both sides for sure! Yes being a mom, no matter what you do is hard!

  • What are you going to do this summer when there is no school? Working part time is easier than full time… I have been stay at home and full time working mom
    Thank you for sharing!

  • First, Sam you are the “bomb” keep it real. I’m a part-time working mom and it’s rough sometimes, with expectations from your kids’ school, family and just life, OMG!! However, I had to get over the mom shame of not sending my kid to school with everything home made, yes I said shame. As if I was the mom falling down on the job, whatever. My kiddo is happy and he loves school, he’s fed everyday and his homework is on time, supermom( haha) that’s a big win in my book. No one, no matter if you are mom to one or more, you can not do all and be all to everybody. I agree, take that 15-30 mins decompress that way you can take off the work hat and put on the

  • Love this video. I loved the parts about taking a break when I get home and also that it’s not just me that can’t get it all done. I don’t feel so alone and that I’m the only mom struggling some days with working full time and being a mom full time.

  • I believe the difference that gets overlooked is as simple as being physically home or not. A sahm is physically present at home to be able to pick up the house, laundry, cook, declutter, attend school activities etc. And a working mom isn’t able to do as much house work ON TIME (& can mostly do that when she’s back home) since she’s at work. I know, it’s a duh reasoning but that is what it is to an extent. Sam, good luck to you on your new journey.

  • I have been both. Both are hard. I now work a schedule like yours. I can get the kids to school and be home when they get home. I only miss a few things at school but now that my daughter is older they dont do much during the day at school so I can usually make it to things. I can also bring her with me if needed or get time off as needed to take her to appointments etc. I also feel like I have more of a connection with you now. I love seeing the outfits and what you pack for lunch. I try to do a little housework everyday instead of spending the whole weekend cleaning.

  • I’ve done both stay home and work outside the home. I personally feel by far working and being a mom is so much harder. I constantly feel like I’m doing both. All the stay at home mom duties while working a full time job. I would choose staying home for sure. I love seeing your videos now that you are working. I feel like I personally can relate to you so much more! Glad things are going well for you!

  • I love that you’ve gained that perspective of both sides. For a long time, I have seen things from both sides as well. I am a nurse in a hospital… 12 hour shifts. I work part time now (2 days a week) but even when I was working full time it was only 3 days a week, 1 of those usually being a weekend day. So while I’ve understood having to miss things bc I was working or having to find someone to care for my children on those days, etc…. I”ve also completely understood stay at home moms because for the majority of my week, thats what I was. Its an interesting dynamic. Anywhoooo…. great video. Love hearing your thoughts:)

  • Not to sound stalkerish, but I have enjoyed watching you transition from a SAHM to a working mom. I have always enjoyed your videos and content but being a working mom myself it’s nice to be able to relate more to your videos. Thank you for all of the hard work that you put into making this channel possible!

  • I’m not sure if you have enough of an audience for it but I would love an advice video for pre-wife/mom life ladies! What was your life like? How did you prepare for those chapters of life? And what did you learn in your early 20’s/single life? Thank you!! ����

  • Your comments about being a good example to your daughter was really sweet. I only have boys so I’ve never thought of it from that perspective. I just assume they will see the importance of a career and education from their dad, and I’m sure they will. But I wonder if I would feel more desire to go to work if I had a daughter.

  • Hello Samantha! I love how you’ve taken time to reflect on time spent and what would be best, that’s so important. Working Mom Wednesdays will be wonderful! So many SAHMs have found creative ways to do both to have something for them or be able to help their families financially as well. I think many of your viewers will be able to relate to that and your season of life. Most of us view ourselves as both. I often think of the Proverbs 31 wife, she had many creative side jobs and still fed her house. Our society is obsessed with these labels however I think what it comes down to is to understand that we are women who do what needs doing which looks different for everyone. You’re doing a fabulous job! ��Nikki

  • Ideas for Working Mom Wednesday:
    Staying organized, new cleaning routine, working mom morning routine & evening routine, more easy meal prep, work lunch ideas, products that have made your life easier since you went back to work

    Great video! I agree both are hard and the struggles are very different!

  • Love, love LOVE this and you! ❤️❤️❤️ I have been both a SAHM and a WOHM (working outside home) and you nailed it, each one has its challenges and rewards. What I learned as a WOHM is that you will learn to appreciate function over fancy, just like you did with your daughter’s cheer snacks. As a SAHM mom, you crave more me time, and more adult interaction, but as a WOHM, you crave more time to get things done at home, at least that’s my case. Like you said, time management, planning and task management are the keys to success (and sanity, lol), as well as a huge helping of self-compassion, because there will be days where you feel guilt, or overwhelm or both, and you just have to love yourself and remind yourself that this too, shall pass. You are rocking it Samantha, keep doing what works for you, and I very much look forward to your Working Mom Wednesday series! Hugs from ����

  • This was a great perspective on both sides. I’m a single working Mama of a 6 year old boy. We’ve had our ups and downs, but I feel like we’re in a great spot in our life. Your videos help a lot with inspiration for time management. Among other things. So glad everything is working great for you and your family.

  • You have the best work schedule for a working mom. If you were a nurse and worked 12 hours shifts and opposite of the kids school schedule.. That would be so much more challenging…for me anyway. I hope to do what you are doing in a couple years. I want to be there in the morning and right after school as well. I think that would be so perfect for my family.

  • I think it’s very possible to be a good example to your children no matter what you do. I fill my cup while staying at home and it will benefit my kids, even my daughter, for years to come as well.

  • Your editing skills are getting better and better…… I really love your vlogs they make me feel motivated and make me want to stay productive too…. Keep up the good work…. Love you❤❤❤❤

  • I love your videos! I like the working mom ideas because I have been working my girls’ whole lives. I always wanted to be a SAHM but did not have that luck:( Thank you for all your hard work to show us videos!
    Jen

  • Thank you for this video! I just graduated with my degree in Spanish education last December and I’m expecting my first little one this upcoming December. I’ve been struggling a lot with feeling guilty I’m not using my degree right away, wondering if I can handle staying at home when I love the social aspect of teaching, etc and this was really helpful just to validate my decision and let me know it’ll be ok either way. Thanks for sharing!

  • I am looking for other SAHMs who left their careers and are having a difficult time transitioning into their new role. Becoming a SAHM can be empowering, but I struggle with the lack of structure. At work, your success is more tangible (did you make the sale, fall within budget, or complete the project on time?). I would like to start a free, volunteer mastermind group of women. If you may be interested, please email me directly at [email protected] yahoo.com, subject SAHMasterminds for details. -Lynsey

  • I loved this! I feel so lucky that you are going through all this a little ahead of me, if that makes sense lol this was so helpful, like pretty much EVERY video you put out. I have really struggled with feeling weird about not having a “title” anymore other than mom, but you are so right, it is the hardest job ever and definitely an important one! <3 <3 <3

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  • I stayed home until my first two started school. Now they are 17 and 19. I now have a 20 month old and 4 yr old and after a lot of thought finally decided to stay home with them. It’s only been 2 wks and it is starting to hit me. I am not going back to work. I am a nurse and used to work from home making almost 6 figures. Have been a nurse for 12 yrs. paid off all of my debt so my hubby won’t have a hard time with the mortgage and bills. I get that the money is nothing next to getting to raise my kids. It’s just a big change as it has been 13 yrs. I pray that I can get used to it and am able to do it right.

  • I have two children. My second one had some health issues. We were fortunate to have my husband Aunt watch my baby. I’m a teacher too. I’m thinking about not going back this summer. I will take care of my mom for some income.

  • This video was exactly what I needed to hear! I have been a high school Spanish teacher for 7 years, and after having my 2nd child I’ve decided to stay home next year. I’m both excited and terrified because it will be such a drastic change! This video made me feel so much better. Thank you! ��

  • I’m contemplating the whole stay at home mom thing. My husband really wants me to but I feel so weird not having my own source of income. I’m pregnant with our second child and paying daycare for 2 under 2 years of age costs 1700 in my area a month. My income after taxes is 1800… so we are preparing for stay at home motherhood since it doesn’t really make sense for me to work for 100 a month unless I have a huge income change… I’m just nervous depending solely on my husband for income. How do other stay at home moms cope?

  • Working everyday to achieve the dream of having my work shape itself around my kids instead of having to put it first. Thank you for sharing.

  • Thank you for your video. It helped me realized that I won’t be less important. I have the job of shaping my little one’s mind and that’s a tough job!

  • I’m so happy you made my his video! I’m three months in to being a newly stay at home mom and I quit my job to do so. The transition has been spot on to what you described. I worked full time with our first and now with our second my husband and I decided that me staying home would be best for our family. It’s really cool to know that someone is in the same boat as I am, thanks for the videocan’t wait to see more!��

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  • You have such a sweet & joyful personality! I love it! I agree, it was definitely a strange transition when my husband first went back to work! Especially with my second child!

  • You did a great job executing this topic I know it can be a touchy topic because I feel sometimes people just want to defend their situation and not be open-minded to both.

  • You are an ADORABLE PERSON!!!! �� So excited to follow your channel, just subscribed! I am torn because I really want to go back to work(I am an RN) after baby but my husband said NO! �� So I am going to stay home until we can be around family to get extra help.

  • I always love your personality in your videos! I dream of being a stay at home mom but it is just not an option for us financially. I do feel like I miss so much while I’m gone at work, but I just try to make the most of all the time we do have together in the evenings and on the weekends. Thank you for sharing your experience and tips!

  • I’m glad you addressed the whole working mom vs stay at home mom thing. I’ve also been both and both are equally important and difficult. Moms need to support each other, regardless of financial status or employment situation. Moms united!

  • Right when you were mentioning that your bike trip / the scenery could be part of a ghibli movie I had the same idea. The place you guys live must be amazing and close to nature:)
    Have a wonderful start in the autumn season!

  • “Good environments, clouds gets friendly, short trips, spend leisure times and lot of stuffs were so cool, this is the best scene”. What about your unnamed plant, if you can choose any names or what they did called for your plant, then anything it’s your good choice.
    But, this places fills lots of beautiful moments, I like it.

  • Let me just say you are so brave to talk about this polarizing topics. As a working mom, I’ve found myself rolling my eyes when reading how a SAHM can’t get the housework done and I think to myself “you have FORTY PLUS more hours a week than I do to get the exact same things done!!”…. and then I catch myself. It’s not that simple. Kids take up time, and I know how I feel on the weekends I need to be utilizing every minute to be productive. I can’t imagine feeling that pressure every single day. Not to mention kids would drive me absolutely insane I need a break from mine after an hour in the evening! Regarding time management, one thing I want to add is the age of your kids makes a HUGE difference. Younger kids take up way more of your time than older kids, and if you have more than one at home that just adds to where your time goes. I stayed at home for one summer when my son was two, and I learned NEVER AGAIN could I do that. Like you said do what works best for your family!

  • I would love to hear how your husband views the change. Does he find it harder to manage work and home life now that you’re back at work or does he just do the same house stuff he did before when you were at home and his life hasn’t had to adjust much? It just seems like you’re doing everything you did before as a stay at home parent and then added in part time work.

  • Great video. Very fair and balanced for what you have experienced. I wonder what a video would be like if you also experienced full time not as flexible job life? Not hate just general curiosity. It would be cool to see. Not that I’m wishing that on you lol

  • this video was so beautiful!
    i loved the scenery with the music.
    it helped calm me down too since i was a bit stressed today, so thank you <3
    ps: maybe your plant can be named aurora:)

  • There is no right or wrong to staying home or working outside the home. All of us want to raise happy, well adjusted kids. We need to support each other!!

  • I just want to say you were one of my inspirations to start my own youtube channel. Thank you for that�� You two are so aesthetic and I said to myself, I aspire to be aesthetic as you one day!
    a small journaling youtuber

  • And just an idea but what about an kpop album collection vid. Since I’m really curious on what albums you own and who ur fave artists are. Anyways thanks for the wholesome content as always love yall ��

  • i suddenly feel very motivated, i had a tiring day at school but i feel kinda energised now i guess it’s the effect of the sunny weather and a milkcloud video! thank you for uploading <3

  • Love this video. We are all moms, trying to make the best out of whatever situation our families are in. We need to lift each other up, not tear each other down.

  • I so needed this tonight! I have been struggling w/becoming a SAHM since before I got pregnant with my youngest, she is now 4! I am praying it will happen before she goes to Kindergarten & I do know that God placed it on my heart because I used to think people were crazy for wanting to stay home w/their kids 24/7 even after my 2nd was born but oh how things change & God changes our hearts! I know its not in the cards right now but getting closer everyday!

  • Loved this! I worked full-time till my 1st baby turned 3. Had tons of debt. We both decided it was best for me to stay home. I have been a stay at home mom for 9 years with 4 children and somehow payed our house off this year. I believe both of our surrender truly gave us the true happiness we have been looking for. It’s definitely a calling and not all will believe! So glad you listened too! You are doing great things for our Lord! I hope to one day share my heart with YouTube as well!Blessings��