My Job!


My choice to become a stay at home mum was super easy!  In fact there was never a question over whether I would stay home or go back to work.  It just happened naturally when Ollie was born, I had to leave my job anyway because we were due to move back to Belfast!

I can’t believe how quickly time as a stay at home mum has flown by.  Here we are 9 years since I left work and I can’t imagine what returning to employment will be like! It’s necessary now rather than optional because I need to be financially independent!  I feel very fortunate that I’ve had the opportunity to stay at home with my boys for so long!  It’s always made sense financially but now with them both in school…

I know we aren’t meant to call staying at home a job… but this is by far the best job I’ve ever had and I’ve learnt lots about responsibility, patience, using my imagination and a ton of other skills that might benefit me when I re-enter the workplace.  I’ve loved seeing the boys as much as I have and filling our days with playing, crafts and adventures.

Now with my kids in school, it’s time for me to get my butt into gear regarding my career path.  It’s time.  I want to take photos for a living and I’m almost ready for this huge leap. I want to be my own boss and I want my career to be capturing special moments for people, families and couples.  There is nothing I’d like more.  I need a job that can give me the flexibility to work whichever hours I’d like so I can be there when the kids need me to be, especially over school holidays!


This new career path won’t ever compare to being a stay at home mum though…

6 thoughts on “My Job!

  1. Kim says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. I can see why you would want to stay home with two such adorable boys. Motherhood, the most challenging job of out there.


  2. John Holton says:

    My sister-in-law figured out it was cheaper for her to stay home with her boys than to go back to work. Now that they’re both in school, she’s also doing photography. Good luck!


  3. ljsreveries says:

    Those little boys are so cute! My niece has 4 kids, the two youngest being 3 and 5 years old. She does photography also and it’s turned out to be really lucrative for her. She does have an outside the home studio for the shots, but she does all the editing from home. It works out well for her. Hope you have lots of success and (most of all) enjoyment from your new career!


  4. Kat says:

    We are at very similar crossroads! I’m still taking care of my baby niece, but I’ve been putting a lot of thought into what the heck I’m supposed to do “after this”. I wish I knew!


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