Both were crying!
My oldest because he didn’t like the long days at school and daycare (from 7am till 6pm), and my youngest because he didn’t like daycare without his big brother. This was no way to start the new year.
I was finished. Tired of it all, I called my husband and told him I was done and quitting my job. March 31, 2008 was my last day at work.
Of course, when my oldest was in school and my youngest was napping, I had a few hours to kill, let alone the hours I had when they were in bed and my husband was at work in the evening. Reading some blogs here and there I came accross one that talked about building an online business, and the best part? She was like me, a mom at home with young kids and she was making it work. Starting a blog interested me and I got a hosting account and a domain name. Not having any clue of what I was doing, I was surprised that I got my site on the first page in the top 3 for a good keyword within only a few weeks. After that, I was hooked.
I learned more about niche blogging, started more blogs, learned the ins and outs of WordPress and got hooked even more. Slowly I started making money from my blogs, but realizing that I liked working with WordPress, but didn’t enjoy promoting my sites to get the traffic needed to actually make money, I made some changes to what I was doing. Instead of creating blogs for myself, I started creating them for others. Giving them the sites they wanted, and teaching them how to work with them properly.
During all that time, growing my business, I could enjoy the perks of being a WAHM: I see my kids grow up without having to leave them in the care of daycares, family, friends, … When they are sick, I don’t have to feel guilty that I’m sending them to school when they aren’t feeling 100%, not have to feel guilty when I tell them, during the small time between picking them up from after school care and bedtime that I don’t have time for their stories. If they have a schooltrip, I’m able to go along if they need an extra set of hands. Those things are why I do what I do. That’s what makes me happy and that’s why I have never regret my decision of leaving my job.
Let’s meet my reasons for being who I am: