SAHM struggle

I have been in a very complicated mindset over the past couple years since I graduated college and quit my part time job.  I moved in with my husband, lived in Virginia for 6 months, and then lived in California for 10.  I had said the entire time that when we were assigned a “permanent” duty station that I would pursue my career, well we moved to our permanent duty station when Elizabeth was 10 weeks old, and at that point I didn’t want a job, and we didn’t need for me to have one.  Well here I am now with a 13 month old and I’m so ready to get working, except, I’m 32 weeks pregnant.  I’m stuck with the huge desire to work and provide additional income (think about our journey to be debt free) and am pretty much unemployable with only 2 months of work until I’d need a bunch of time off for the birth of baby #2.

I told you it was complicated.  My husband and I have been considering getting me into school again for the duration of time that I plan to stay home with both nuggets to allow me to be more employable upon job search time.  Criminal Justice is not the easiest degree to job search with especially when constantly moving around the country or world.  Have you ever been in a similar situation?





Author: Katrina

My name is Katrina and I’m married to the love of my life, William, who is a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Together we have the most precious little girls, Elizabeth Lorraine and Alodia Claire. I'm so glad you're here!

4 thoughts on “SAHM struggle”

  1. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I was happy not working for a while when my son was smaller, but then I needed an income and it was difficult to find part-time work (that’s all I wanted) in my degree subjects/experience(HR/Marketing). I’m now a childminder, looking after children at home. I love it and it fits around my family life. Think about what makes you happy and how this could fit around your life? You’ll be busy with your babies but maybe you could begin retraining part-time? Good luck 🙂

  2. as a full time working mum of two i can say i know how it is to feel like something is missing when you are not working. At the same time, they are only tiny for such a short amount of time. Enjoy it and don’t wish it away and good luck with the new baby

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