For the past 17 years I have been a stay at home mom. Wiping butts and boogers. Short order cook, boo boo kisser, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Singer and shoulder to cry on. Now that my kids are getting older and need me less, I began to feel like I had lost myself. I was no longer Tamara, I was just mom.
I felt restless, anxious and depressed. After awhile I got tired of the monotonous day in and day out that comes with being a stay at home mom. I decided that there had to be more to this life that just being a mom. I started researching how I could help support my household financially and how I could support my mental wellbeing. After all 17 years is a very long time to feel empty and lost. I found things that "filled my cup". Things that brought me such joy like volunteering for my favorite charities and spending a-lot of time in my kids schools. Once I found these things the world became a little bit more bright. Opportunities came knocking on my door. I no longer feel lost in this big world called motherhood. I love my kids more than life itself, but guess what I love me too!