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Welcome to The Honest Mom.

Well, here it is, my first post as “the honest mom.” I have been wanting to start a blog for a long time now and finally got around to setting something up this week. I had intentions of writing from the time my son was born so that I could look back and remember how I felt, each and every moment. I thought to myself yesterday, “I can’t believe I am just starting this blog, and he’s already eight months old.” Then, I quietly chuckled to myself and thought, “who the hell has time to blog, or do anything for yourself for that matter, when you have a newborn?” It’s actually a miracle that I am getting around to this and he is ONLY eight months old. Props to me.

So here goes. I want to introduce myself. My name is Cait and I am a work-at-home mother. Let me clarify that term for you. When asked what I do for a living, I refuse to say that I am a stay at home mom – not because I’m not proud that I am home with my son everyday, but the term has a negative connotation attached to it. Also, I don’t just “stay at home” and play with my baby all day. On the other hand, I don’t work from home either. I am not employed by a company who lets me work from a home office. I literally work at home – like I am basically employed by my home, the baby, the laundry, the dog… You get the idea.

As a very career driven woman with a Master’s of Science in Education, I never thought I would stay home with my child. And just so you know, I voluntarily and very happily resigned from my job. Even though I will most definitely complain about being a work-at-home mom, I am thankful every day for the time I am able to spend with my son.

Enough about me for now. This blog is to share my honest thoughts, experiences, challenges, and triumphs as a work-at-home mother. I hope to share some information that someone would have told me when I was preparing to become a parent. Enjoy!