Working Mom? Stay At Home Mom? Neither? Both?

“What do you do?” It sounds like a normal enough question, and a simple one as well, but does anyone have a truly simple answer? Think about all of the things you do every day, all of the hats you wear, how do you answer when someone asks you “What do you do?”

Personally, when asked, I feel myself stumbling for the right answer. Working in the corporate world as a graphic designer, before I was married with children, my answer was a little easier.  Then, years ago I left the corporate world for a life at home, being a stay at home – work at home mom. I have been on my own doing freelance design work for many years now, some clients large and some small, and all important and valued immensely.

So, my answer : I am a wife, mother, and freelance designer with entrepreneurial spirit, who works between nap times, play-dates, and into LATE LATE hours of the night to live my dream. My dream of being a working stay at home mom. “What I do” is whatever needs to be done. Of course I would love  “Office Hours” and I hope to have them one day, but until then, I am grateful for the opportunity to make baby food for this little guy before an important conference call.

And to enjoy an afternoon at the park with this loving doll between answering a multitude of emails.

And then when everyone is asleep, and things are quiet, I sit down and begin to draw, so I can create designs like this –

Am I a mom first or a designer first? I like to think I am both, or rather that this multitude of titles and responsibilities combine seamlessly to create who I am, and WHAT I DO.

{Kids Photos by the amazing Courtney Vickers Photography}

0 thoughts on “Working Mom? Stay At Home Mom? Neither? Both?”

  1. So true Kori! I completely relate… especially about being uncertain about my response to the dreaded “What do you do?” question! Is it cakes? Is it blogging? Is it being a full time mom? OR all of the above?!?

    Thanks for sharing this! I’m sure there are many other women who can relate as well!

  2. I love this post Kori!! Thanks for sharing, I love being a stay at home mommy and doing what I love, its the best blessing ever.
    Cheers to us Stay at home Mommies….


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