Welcoming a child into the world is a game-changer. New parents are suddenly confronted with a slew of issues about their money, professional aspirations, and even social activities.
One of the most challenging decisions many new parents must make is whether or not one of them will put their career on hold and become a stay-at-home parent.
While the number of mothers who opt to stay at home with their children has remained relatively constant over time, there are now more considerations than ever for parents-to-be to consider.
On the one hand, you’re making a move from earning money that supports your family in authentic ways to providing services that benefit them in intangible ways. On the other side, you’re also letting up your ambitions and desires.
Self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy are likely to follow you during this rapid shift, despite the incredible joy of watching your child progress every day.
Megan Marie Komosa was in the same boat when she discovered she had gone from living life on her own terms to being touched and needed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Megan is from a little town in Western Massachusetts, where she grew up in a happy and content family. Her pleasant childhood was spent in a lovely log home built by her father. Megan explored a variety of jobs after high school and studied a variety of subjects before settling on a degree in business administration.
Megan had huge plans for her future, but marrying and having children forced her to work full-time as a housewife and stay-at-home mom. She was, of course, grateful to be able to care for her family and children, but she still felt bored, unproductive, and inadequate.
Megan says that the mental adjustment to motherhood is often undervalued when she talks about her experience. It may appear like going from a single person with hobbies and friends to a parent in an instant is a natural progression. Even yet, there will be times when you just want to sprint into a supermarket and spend ridiculous amounts of money on things you don’t need or grab a drink with pals at happy hour.
Megan eventually decided to do something creative and constructive with her social media during her postpartum depression. She began recording her experience in an Instagram video diary and was taken aback by the tremendous reaction, realizing that many other women were on a similar route to hers. Megan developed a community of housewives and stay-at-home moms who adored her sincerity and authenticity.
Megan now uses social media to document her life story and daily activities. Megan’s role as a social media parent not only offers her a sense of purpose but also allows her to assist hundreds of other stay-at-home moms in overcoming their challenges and becoming more confident and self-assured.
Follow Megan Marie here: meganmariekomosa