Housewife Anniversary

Three years ago in April I left work to begin maternity leave. I went a little early but I was so fed up I needed a little tranquility to get ready for my babe. As she was nearly three weeks late I had plenty of long sunny days to myself. I filled my time with yoga, pre-washing nappies, paninis and naps – what luxury! Then the baby came and despite the certainties of everyone else I didn’t find life tedious and dull. Far from it, my life blossomed. The rich and varied world of motherhood and housewifery filled my heart. I found ways to earn a modest living from home and handed in my resignation without having to return to work.

Three years down the line I have two children flourishing and I am just as in love with my role as I always was. My house is far from being the best kept (more like worst kept) but everything is done eventually. We fill our days with friends, creativity and giggles. Each April when the blossom blooms I feel the gentle calm in my soul and give thanks that I can walk this path in life.

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  • Reply Amy Lane April 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    What a lovely post. It’s lifted my spirits just reading this, x

  • Reply Kitschy Coo April 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Lovely words and pretty picture :)

  • Reply YoungMummy April 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Can I come and live at your house please?! x

  • Reply Abby April 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Happy anniversary! I love reading such positive posts! x

  • Reply Claire April 13, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Im jealous!!!

  • Reply Metropolitan Mum April 19, 2010 at 11:36 am

    That’s not only beautifully written, but also so beautiful in its self. xx MM

  • Reply Kat April 23, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    @ Amy Lane – I am glad x

    @ Kitchy Coo – thanks

    @ Young Mummy – always room for more

    @ Abby – Thanks

    @ Claire – Wha can I say? I am one lucky girl!

    @ Met Mum – thank you, you are too kind.

  • Reply Solveig May 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I’m glad I read this post – I’m starting to find myself getting excited about the prospect of full time mothering (if that is the path I do eventually choose) posts like this help with the lingering doubts!

    S x

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