On today’s show, I have Laura Collins who is a stay at home mom living in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Laura and I met through our church we attended while we lived in Wisconsin. She worked a traditional corporate job up until two years ago when her and her family moved to Kohler from Milwaukee and she was able to quit her full-time job to be a full-time stay at home mom.
Laura always knew deep down she wanted the option of staying at home and now that she’s been at home for two years she wouldn’t change a thing about her experience.
We talk about what she thinks people misconceive about being a stay at home mom, her biggest struggles and best moments, the greatest lessons her kids have taught her and what it’s really like to be a stay at home mom.
Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!
Laura Collins | Stay at Home Mom
In today’s episode, you’ll find out:
- What her life was like prior to being a stay at home mom.
- How she became a stay at home mom and why she decided to stay at home with her kids.
- One of the greatest lessons her kids have taught her.
- What people misconceive about being a stay at home mom.
- Her biggest struggles and best moments of being a stay at home mom.
- What she would tell someone who doesn’t understand why someone would want to be a stay at home home.
- If she’s ever felt judged for deciding to be a stay at home mom.
Laura Collins is a married mother of a 6 and 3 year old and has been navigating the new world of being a stay at home mom for just over two years. Prior to that, she spent time working briefly as a health coach, and then as a team lead at a corporate wellness company. She also has a (live, but sadly, inactive) blog, wholegreenlove.com, which allows her to write about her true passion: real food, nutrition, and natural solutions to cleaning, and caring for yourself and your family.
She loves cooking, yoga, traveling, reading, and dreams of blogging again someday when motivation and inspiration returns to her. In the meantime, she’s busy wiping messes off of her kid’s faces, chasing them around playgrounds, keeping the peace in her household, reading a million children’s books a day, and driving her minivan to school, soccer, swimming, tennis, taekwondo, and toddler music classes.
Key takeaways from this episode
I love what I was doing but there was this small part of me that always knew I wanted to stay at home with my kids. - Laura Collins Click To Tweet
“Moving to a new city was a reminder to me that God’s plan really is perfect.” – Laura Collins
Our lifestyle is slower paced and it's exactly what we needed. - Laura Collins Click To Tweet
“I’ve been surprised at how many people when I tell them that I’m a stay at home mom, their immediate answer is ‘that’s the hardest job in the world for you.'” – Laura Collins
When you're in the mom community on social media, there's a lot of opinions on your decisions as a parent. - Laura Collins Click To Tweet
“Me staying at home and my husband working has been the best decision for our family.” – Laura Collins
“There’s almost this assumption that I’m staying at home as a replacement for daycare.” – Laura Collins
“At the end of the day, my husband doesn’t get the best of me because I’m drained.” – Laura Collins
“I don’t always love playing with my kids.” – Laura Collins
“The best part of my day is the morning with my kids.” – Laura Collins
“Our society connects making a difference with what you put out into society or the workplace.” – Laura Collins
“Our society puts all this weight on busyness and productivity and achievement and when that’s gone…it’s hard.” – Laura Collins
“I want to make sure my kids know that they’re being listened to.” – Laura Collins
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