#MommyBLOGMondays Featuring...The Hungry Homemaker

Right where I'm supposed to be! 

My name is Francesca and I'm a stay at home mom. 

To be completely honest, it's what I've always wanted to be!

Actually if I'm really being truthful, as a little girl I grew up in a house where my mom watched All My Children religiously and I really wanted to be Erica Kane! I mean did you see her wardrobe? That lady could wear the hell out of a gown, but I digress...

Ok so: 1.Erica Kane

            2. Stay at home mom

I grew up with a stay at home mom. My mother stayed home with my 2 sisters and I. My grandmother was a stay at home mom as well. 

My life aspirations were to get married, have babies and stay home to take care of them! Those aspirations didn't change as I got older. I went to cosmetology school, and worked in a salon until I got pregnant with our first child. When my maternity leave was over we decided it would be financially wiser for me to stay home instead of paying for childcare. 

My dream finally came true! Fast forward 4 years, we now have 2 children, I'm a stay at home mom and couldn't be happier!  

Both my sisters work outside the home. My younger sister can't wrap her head around my desire to be " Susie Homemaker" though, she does respect my choice.

Do I sometimes envy the Mom's that go to work everyday, leave the house, enjoy adult interaction and have lunch breaks? Of course! Just as I'm sure some working mothers would envy me. 

I would never trade the moments I get to share with my little ones everyday. I'll take the cooking, cleaning and poopy diapers. Because it also comes with the hugs, kisses, cuddles and firsts I get to enjoy everyday.

I started my blog to share recipes, crafts ideas and stories from my everyday life. It was a way for me to express myself. Something to do just for me. 

I've met so many amazing people and shared so many experiences with them, good and bad. I never would have started this journey, if I hadn't become a stay at home mom. 

I know some people have their own opinions about stay at home moms, but I know that this is right where I'm supposed to be! 

Now if you'll excuse me I need to go google photos of Erica Kane for some outfit inspiration.

xo, Fran