Single Income Slump

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OK, I've tried to ignore it. I tried pushing it out of sight, but I think I need to just address it. I've hit the Single Income Slump. We're still doing OK it's just that I miss making money! I'm a salesperson by nature and salespeople are motivated by money...that's how we measure our success. My 2 @home businesses are doing OK but my patience with making them hit it big is waining.

The other day I went to the eye doctor. (I can now see!) the girl asked, "your occupation?" I stumbled. I literally could not answer her. For my entire professional career I defined who I was by my occupation. When she asked me that question so many things ran through my head, one of which was "who am I now". Silly huh? I finally answered SAHM (I figured Executive Homemaker would confuse her) and felt guilty for not proudly stating that from the get go.

Maybe I've just been couped up in this house too long. Maybe I should get some Mom friends and hang out. Maybe I should get a job. Too many maybes and not enough coffee this morning.
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  1. Man I feel you on this one. Somebody asked me yesterday what I did for a living and I finally managed to get out that I stay at home. I must find something to bring in some income/work while still being at home before I go bonkers!

  2. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. Misery loves company. LOL. Cleaning and running the house just isn't the same as money earning work!

  3. I'm not going to be able to offer any lighting advice here..I'm trying to adjust to the role myself and trying so hard to take the joy that God has promised to me in this role. I know in my heart that what I am doing is far more valuable than any outside job I could do..>i was in sales to so I totally hear you, but, my mind cannot seem to agree when people ask me. Saying that I am a stay at home mom seems to negate the HUGE sacrifice and labor of love that it is!!! I highly rec. the book "In Praise of the Stay at Home Mom." A great way to give yourself a boost and fresh perspective. I'm reading it as we speak!

  4. There are all different types of moms!You don't have to stay home to be a "good mom".You should do what makes you truly happy,and your daughter will see a truly happy mommy! And anyways if you Want to stay home then you have plenty to list as your occupation!! Your a writer,small business owner, ect. I LOVE your blogs! Thanks!

  5. Indeed, Michelle. Entrepreneur, small business owner, cookie baker extraordinaire plus all that other work your butt off at home stuff.

  6. Hi Jazzie Casas! Thank you for the kind words. If there are any topics you'd like to read about, let me know. I'd gladly do some research and type away!

    Single Moms are the strongest women I know! I could probably write a book about why Single Moms are at the top of the Mom ladder!


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