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How To Find Purpose As A Stay At Home Mom

How To Find Purpose As A Stay-At-Home Mom

By Hafsat Hashim Haruna

There are a lot of misconceptions about stay-at-home moms. Some people see stay-at-home moms as lazy, some see them as having everything all figured out, while others think that being a stay-at-home mom is easy and a walk in the park. Based on my experience as a stay-at-home mom I found out that it is really easy for a SAHM to lose their sense of purpose, at a point I feel so sad and there are times I feel extremely embarrassed to say I am a stay-at-home mom.

As the journey went on I began to research ways to go, my irritation became my motivation. I began to strive for ways to become a more productive woman; to enable me to become the best version of myself. From my research and experience, I got to know about different businesses a SAHM can do to earn from the comfort of their homes. I wrote an E. Book which was launched on international women’s day (IWD) on March 8 2022 which has helped quite a number of women start, build and grow profitable businesses both online and offline.

As wives and Mothers, the roles we play are endless. We are very important. We help in shaping, grooming, educating, and training our kids. We help with the smooth running of the home. We help create a safe haven for our families with a very solid foundation. Things I do from the comfort of my home which has helped me discover myself, and finds purpose and clarity as a SAHM are as follows

Reading: I love to read books, self-help books, personal development books, and spiritual books. Make it a habit to read daily. Reading helps to widen your scope of knowledge, makes you more knowledgeable and aware, and helps you to become a better reader, speaker, and writer. Readers are Leaders When I read it takes my mind away from all forms of evil thoughts. So I advise a mom to utilize some leisure hours to relax and read. It helps too.

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I try to plan my day ahead or in the morning and I try to achieve even not all but most of them before the day runs out. Working from home, schooling from home, and running a business from home require discipline.

Being part of a productive women’s community online/offline: This helps a lot. It gives you all the push you need as a woman. You see women doing commendable things which would motivate you to do better. I belong to different Women Entrepreneurship groups, Reading clubs, Humanity Groups, Religious Groups, and Accountability Groups. All these and more have shaped me into becoming a better woman.

Set Goals and work towards them. Your goals should be SMART.

S: Specific

M: Measurable

A: Achievable

R: Realistic

T: Time-bound

Self Affirmations: Tell yourself positive words every day. It keeps you going. It helps you grow. It helps you avoid self-doubt. It helps you become confident and audacious. It makes you bold. All these and more are things I do that keep me going as a SAHM. I now love it so much that I feel so happy doing all of these and helping other women who are going through this process to discover a purpose. It all has to do with you as a woman and your mindset. Fall in love with your new role, enjoy it, and make meaning out of it. The kids won’t be babies forever.

The internet has made life easier for everyone to learn a skill, start up a home-based business, and bring them online. Get busy with time you will get so busy from home that you won’t have to worry about your inability to secure a 9-5 job. As a SAHM, I am an Author, a Business Coach, a content creator, a Graphics designer, and a social media manager. If I can do it you too can. To your Success and Growth.

How To Find Purpose As A Stay-At-Home Mom

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