Deciding to Become a SAHM


In August 2011, my life changed forever. I found out I was going to be a mom, holy moly, a MOM!  At the time, it was the beginning of my fifth year teaching. I loved my job, but I knew in my heart that I really wanted to be a SAHM, t wanted this even before I got married. At first, I thought maybe I was being selfish, I mean how could I put all the financial stress on my husband?! But then I realized that I would be able to see my child’s firsts…smiles, giggles, teeth, steps…etc.

Then the I thought of family watching them so I could work, I mean daycare is expensive. Unfortunately, our family is 8 hours away. That would mean I would have to give my barely 3 month, nursing, cloth diapered baby to complete strangers to watch/raise.

So, on January 27, 2012; I told my boss that I wasn’t returning for the following school year.  As ecstatic as I was, I still had those feelings of “OMG! What are you doing? You’re a classroom teacher; do you know how hard that is to get back?” “What are you going to do all day? There is only so much vacuuming and cleaning you can do?!” Then duh?! “You are doing the cloth diapers, so there will be plenty of laundry to do…LOL” “Feeding baby every 2-3 hours”

I think that this is just the normal “Wow! You just made a BIG decision!”

I’m am so thankful that we are able to have this option, and are able to make this happen. I know there are many families out there that do not have this choice and would want it.

*I have the utmost respect those Moms who have had to go back to work! 


About semicrunchysahmlife

Hi! I’m Kerry and I’m the Semi-Crunchy Stay at Home Mom! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I hope that you will enjoy reading my successes, struggles, and failures of being a Semi-Crunchy Stay at home Mom. I am happily married to my wonderful hubby, Casey, for 5 years! I have two children, Ethan (2) and Eva (7 Months). I also have two fur babies, Chesapeake (5) and Bayly (3), they are both fun-loving labradors. I was an elementary school teacher for 5 years, and taught second and fourth grade. I am now so blessed to be able to stay at home with my children. While being at home, I am a full-time cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby-wearer, who tries to be as natural and organic as I can be…aka a Semi-Crunchy Stay at Home Mom! Thanks Again!

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