Why You Should Not Be A WAHM

 

WAHM

 

 

Yay, so you decide to take the plunge and be a WAHM (work at home mom).  Somehow you are asking yourself why do I have WOHM (work outside home mom) issues. Well join the club because that is something that all WAHM go through. I know, I know you were told the glamorous story of being a WAHM. How you will be able to spend more time at home with your kids, or no child care expenses or my favorite you don’t have to worry about what to wear to work. I am going to share why you should not be a WAHM.

Well I hate to be the barrel of bad news but all of that is semi a lie. Hey, hey, hey don’t shoot the messenger. I just want you to have the pretty and the ugly side of being a WAHM. Don’t get me wrong I do LOVE working from home.   Still there is some perks and yes some disadvantages. There are some days I wish I can go to an office building.  Then there are some days I wonder how some mom do the office environment.  Before you jump in head first in to the WAHM let me give you brief low down of what you should and should not expect being a WAHM.

 Perks

  1. NO COMUTE (Hey that alone is the best part)
  2. Yes, that is a great not have to worry about dealing with the morning or afternoon traffic plus you save a lot of money in gas and maintenance on your vehicle
  3.  You can work from the comfort of your own home.
  4. Being around familiar surroundings and not worrying about clicks in the office but it is you and your fuzzy slippers.
  5. Depending the job you are able to set your own schedule.
  6. There is a reason I say that. If you are starting your own business and working with a company that allow you flexible schedule that statement is true. But some virtual call center company has set schedule that you must adhere to.
  7. No company dress code.
  8. If you like to have casual day at the office everyday then you can because you are a WAHM.
  9. Don’t have to go out to eat for lunch. This has to be one of my favorite reasons from working from home. Lunch every week was costing me about $40. That is a lot of money so to have the pleasure of walking into my kitchen and fix my lunch at home is so awesome.

 

Not So Happy Perks

  1.  Depending on the job you still may have to put your kids in daycare. The reason I say that because if you work in a virtual call center, then your office has to be quiet and free from distraction. That is really hard to do with small children in the house. So there will be some cost at being a WAHM such as daycare. Now if the company you work for has a 24 hours virtual call center then you can work the late shift while your beautiful angels are asleep.
  2. Some  jobs (such virtual customer service) are not very flexible with schedule.Some virtual call centers have a strict policy on attendance. One job that I had in a virtual call center required that I follow my schedule very strictly. If for any reason if I was late then that was an automatic write up
  3. Distraction from family.As much I hate to say this but there will be distraction from your family. Your child will want some water as some as you start working. Or your husband can’t find the remote control to the television. It will happen so you have been warned.
  4. Working alone (especially an issue if you are not an introvert)Being a WAHM is not for the social butterfly. You will be alone many, many days. I learn how to cope with it but don’t get me wrong I do have my moments when I get tired of looking at these white walls and I have to get far, far away from this house. But if you really want to do this then you can definitely make it work but if you know you need the interaction with co-works around you then WAHM is not for you
  5. Self-motivation.  It takes a lot of self-motivation to be a WAHM. When working a 9 to 5 you all already know what is required from you because your employer has given you the rules of the company and someone is there watching you to make sure you are doing your job. Being a WAHM does allow you the freedom of not having your boss breathing down your neck but you have to be motivated enough to go to work every day to earn a living.

I hope this encourage your decision of being a WAHM or stay being a WOHM. Whatever you decide enjoy doing it.

 

5 Favorite Cookies Recipes

Cookies

 

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I can not tell you how much I love cookies. I love, love, love cookies. Maybe that is why my nickname is Cookie because I love cookies so much. There are those days that I just have to have a good homemade cookie. Don’t get me wrong I will buy store bought cookies but something about homemade cookies are just the best. So what I decided to do is list some of my favorite cookies that me and my family have enjoyed.

Some of the things I used to make these delicious cookies:

The Basic Tools

Cookie Sheet

Mixing Bowl

Measuring Cups

Glass Measuring Cups

 

The Cookies

Blueberry Cheesecake:

I know the name alone sound crazy but let me tell you these are some good cookies. This recipe is so different that I have made these cookies quite a few times. My husband is really not the chocolate chip cookie can of guy so he absolutely love these cookies. Even though the name may fool you in thinking that it will take all day to make this cookies but you will be pleasantly surprise as how easy these cookies are to make.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate  (flourless, no butter)

The only reason I tried these cookies because they have two of mu favorite ingredients peanut butter and chocolate. I am not a gluten free person but I am here to tell you that these are some of the moist and yummiest cookies I have ever eaten that does not use flour or butter. I hate oatmeal, I really do but these cookies right here had me eating them straight from the pan while still hot. Yeah they are that good. So trust me on this one when I tell you that these cookies right here ROCK.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

Okay I did this recipe because I just could not believe he did not use white sugar for this chocolate chip cookies recipe. Yep you read it right NO WHITE SUGAR. But, baby let me tell you these cookies right here, honey they will not make it to the cookie jar. I was pregnant when I made these cookies and let me tell you that I ate a whole pan of cookies by myself. Nope I am not embarrassed to say that. The moist factor and the whole texture of these cookies is off the meter. I promise you that once you try these cookies your whole chocolate chip cookie baking experience will never be the same. Cookies

A Twist on Traditional Cookies

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you see the chocolate chip theme going here. Well any who, I made these cookies for my daughter class for Valentine Day and I have never seen so many little kids asking me for more of these cookies. Heck, I haven’t seen so many adults asking me for more of these cookies. What I love about this recipe that it is super duper easy and yes they are moist. I love a recipe where the prep time is not long because I am going to be honest with you if it take me more than 15 minutes to get the ingredient together I can guarantee you something is going to get left out. So that alone should make you want to try this recipe.

Banana Bread

Okay trust me when I say these are so GOOD. I don’t like spending time making banana bread so I made banana cookie.  OMG I can not describe how good these cookies are. Okay, I lied, I can. these cookies right here has everything that you will find in banana bread but it is in a cookie form. Even though this recipe does not call for nuts I use about 1/2 cup of chop walnuts in my and trust me when I tell you it is yummo. These cookies did not have chance coming out of the oven. If you like me and you like your cookies a little warm with some cold milk well these cookies here hold up well in a nice cup of milk. TRUST ME when I say you have to try these cookies Just because they are different from your normal cookies.

Conclusion.

Well there you have it my list of some of my favorite cookies. Trust me my cookies list does not stop there but I know you don’t want to keep reading about my cookie craving. I think better go because I really want some cookies right now.

Well Until Then Friends

Tootle Lou

Cookie

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