I was a mother of three boys two years ago. My life’s choices and decisions were based on convenience and status quo for about 13 years. Despite my work schedule and a house to manage, I was able to balance everything. Perhaps because just like what I have mentioned, my life’s choices were based on little effort and status quo. Add to that, I don’t need to think much about finances. I have a high paying job, a husband who works, and three schoolboys who only pay half of their tuition fee.
I become a mother of five four months ago. My life’s choices totally differ from before. My lifestyle changed drastically as well. I gave up my post as an Accounts Manager and opted to be a stay-at-home mom. Since then, each decision is based on what’s practical but giving much importance to budget and quality.
Not because I don’t have work anymore. Well, part of it. But more than not having the job to sustain our wants and needs, I’ve learned that motherhood is more than convenience and status quo. It is opting what is truly the best for the children.