Last month my maternity leave ended! BOO! Other than the monthly cash flow not much would have changed about life as we decided after baby #3 I would be a full time SAHM. For a while leading up to this date I struggled with the decision, because whilst we did have 3 children or rather have had 3 children our circumstances are still the same…I still have 2 at home and in pre-school 2 days a week, I used to work on these days so why shouldn’t I do that still – the extra money would certainly help us.
I battled with this thought process for weeks, before Poppy I was enjoying teaching Baby massage and Yoga classes and getting my groove on with toddlers, it was brilliant and I loved the knowledge my training gave me and the relationships with parents and new mums. As I have said before being around pregnancy and babies is far from being my favourite thing and I just don’t think it would be the same, it would hurt too much and I need to protect myself. It is gutting and I did try to throw myself in but the very thought brought fear. Life doesn’t always go to plan, it rarely does but if we search within ourselves we can always find something that will bring us satisfaction, draw out our interests and bring in that extra cash!
I absolutely love beauty, I try to be into fashion but im not that stylish but comfortable with my style but make up, hairstyles and all that jazz and I feel I know what im talking about – and so I became a Body Shop at Home consultant! I previously did this as a money earner before I got married and remembered how much I loved it, it puts me in control, gives me freedom with a little business, rarely puts me around babies, I can be a full time stay at home mum, I can earn good money for very little and its reminded me how much I love make up, talking about the skin and the benefits of natural products. It takes me into a position where I am no longer the vulnerable and emotional one in the group and it bring me a lot of joy to do, with lots of laughs and a good night out/in!
So far I have saved half of our holiday spending money goal (Ive enough parties for the rest during May), treated the kids to farms, ice creams and soft plays, bought new & 2nd hand stuff for the kids and treated myself to some new seasonal make up that is my FAVE! Im glad to be looking half decent again with good quality make-up, doing something that gets me out and earning money from an interest…do you do what you enjoy and does it make you look good? #lookgoodfeelgood