Being a Mum Changed my Life – For the Better

April 3, 2018 11 Comments
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Now I know that sounds bloody ridiculous, of course being a mum changed my life.

But I had no understanding of how much it would change when I fell pregnant.

My Life Before Being a Mum

My last employed position was a Senior Group Financial Controller in an engineering company, and I knew nothing would change that. I had worked ridiculously hard to get there. From a very young age, I knew this is what I wanted to do, and therefore got a degree in Business with Finance. At the age of 25, I was the Financial Controller of a packaging company and started to train new recruits as they joined other parts of Europe.

Being a mum changed my life completely. From being a successful career woman to being a stay at home mum.

I left this job in 2006 to go to a bigger company and met my now-husband, (he was my boss and the Managing Director). Anyway, to cut a rather long and boring story I fell pregnant. I gave birth on the 27th of December. With my son on my lap, I completed month-end and year-end with only 4 days off from work after giving birth.

I was lucky and worked from home for about 2 months and then my son went to full-time nursery. While I travelled around the UK as I was in charge of the finances for 6 sites.  I continued this until he was 18 months old, and realised this was not working.

We looked into our finances and I decided to quit my job. The job I had worked so hard to get, to become a full-time mother. The CEO of the company, my boss when I left, was convinced I would be back after 6 weeks.

My Life Now

The woman who was actively smashing glass ceilings had given it all up to be a full-time mum and housewife. I have never looked back. My life has changed tenfold but there is no greater job in the world.

Although I am now working from home as a social media manager. I am always here for him, I can now be there when he is sick. Go to all school performances and get to take him to his many after school activities.

Spending time with my baby has changed my life for the better #motherhood #beingamum

I have absolute total respect for women who continue to do what I had planned and tried to do. But for me, I have now found my place. I now home educate my son alongside blogging. It is the best thing I have ever done.

How being a mum has changed the lives of others:

Hayley from The Little Things Blog has written a great post about IT IS OKAY TO BE A WORKING MUM & IT IS IS OKAY TO BE A STAY AT HOME MUM TOO. I definitely recommend giving it a read.

Lianne from Anklebiters Adventures “I can’t have a second alone – even to go to the toilet”

Eileen ” I feel like it’s changed the essence of who I am. Like even my name I don’t feel like Eileen anymore I feel like Mam!”

Jo from Cup of Toast “I’m less spontaneous. Foreign weekends away on the spur of the moment, last-minute cinema trips…they’re things of the past, for now!”

Pete from Household Money Saving “I feel I have lost a bit of my own identity and my life revolves around my kids. But it was worth it.”

Kate from Ever After with Kids “I can no longer do what I want when I want. But I’ve found that when I really think about it there’s nothing I want more than to be there for them and help them grow.”

Bee “I have made the decision to give up my career and be a stay at home Mum. This was not my plan, and I even returned to work for a short while. But it didn’t work out for either of us. I am loving every moment and day being with my little one!”

Emma from The Mini Mes and Me “I can’t sleep like I used to. The kids are old enough to no longer wake up during the night. BUT I’m always on high alert and wake at the sound of a pin drop!”

How has it changed your life since being a mum, let me know in the comments below?

Being a mum changed my life. I know this sounds ridiculous but I was convinced nothing would change when I had babies. #glassceiling #motherhood #sahm #mother
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I am Clare, a homeschooling mum in the UK to my gorgeous 9 year old son, Freddie. We also live with my bearded husband Stuart.

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  • Jo - Cup of Toast April 3, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Lovely post and thank you for including me. Motherhood has changed my life massively, but I wouldn’t change it back for a second 🙂

  • Rachel | Kids, Cuddles and Muddy Puddles April 3, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    It’s nice to hear about the woman behind the mother; sometimes we (and others!) totally forget who we were pre-mum! I was a full time teacher, working a 60 hour week for a good wage but very little real reward. I’m now a mother of two, and teach two days a week. My life as a mother is the best ever – I get to spend time with my precious jewels and also have time to be “me” at work. My work-life balance is 100% better than it ever was, even if my bank balance isn’t! Being a mother changed my life for the better!

  • viewfromthebeachchair April 4, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    I adopted and it was THE best day of my life. I love being her mother and to see how our family was weaved together! Wonderful. #fortheloveofBlog

    • freddiesmummyuk April 4, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Ah you lucky thing, we were approved to be adoptive parents but we couldn’t find a suitable match. I am so pleased it worked for you. So special xxxx

  • fancypaperblog April 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I see the dangers in things I never saw before but I also feel like a superhero with the worship I get. Life changing stuff

  • Jenny- Rabbit Ideas April 4, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Great post- thank you for sharing via #tacticaltuesdays linky! This resonated with me in lots of ways, I think having children really does change many people’s priorities, good luck with the social media management career- it is the future! 🙂

    • freddiesmummyuk April 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you, I certainly hope so 🙂 xx

  • acornishmum April 5, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    It definitely changes your life so much, I never thought that I would have been happy to be a stay at home Mum, but I love that I was for so long and never had to miss a moment of them growing up. I know working full time also works for a lot of parents, but being home with them was what was best for us as a family.

    Stevie x

  • sensationallearning April 9, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Oh wow those early days, with only four days off after the pregnancy and then working from home etc must have been pretty crazy. I couldn’t have done it ?? And yep, parenthood has change life and me, more than I can verbalise. It’s changed everything fundamentally, especially with our son being autistic. It’s a comstant journey of learning and self-development! xx #TacticalTuesdays

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