From housewife to working woman

I have been married almost 10 years, have two kids, and have never had a job. But as my children are growing up, I feel I want to make something of myself. I have studied till PG but don't have any work experience. I just know I want to do something but feel very lost as to how to go about it and where to begin. I also don't know how my kids and my husband will react. Has anyone started work late or taken a break for family? Hoping for some guidance

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Smriti
July 13, 2017

6 Comments

  1. That's true. I think it is best toinvolve him from the very beginning. Thanks!*p*

  2. Housewife's job is definitely not easy and the transition to work will be tough. But I do feel I want to be more. Do something for myself and not just as a wife/ mother. I will try it out and hope that it works out!*p*

  3. I have a cousin whose wife gave up her job when she had her first child. She stayed at home for some years and then started a business from home. She decided to take up a job some years later but then found it too tiresome to manage both home and work so she quit again.*p**p*I think if you have taken a decision, let your family know about it and your kids, being of the current generation, should be open to the idea. Give it a try, continue if you like it, else you can always go back to being a stay at home Mom. A housewife's job is the toughest one, though people do not give her the due acknowledgement. You could explore work from home options also.*p**p*Whatever decision you take, do not have any regrets later in life. *p**p* *p*

  4. I can tell you from a husband's point of view that you should involve him in this decision. And he should definitely be happy with you going to work and pursuing whatever you love. And if you include him in the process, he can help with professional advice as well as with the kids.*p*

  5. Thank you so much for the advice! Your experience has definitely given me confidence to actually start working. Starting small is a great suggestion. All the best to you too*p*

  6. I have recently started working after being a home maker for years (Home maker ever since I was on family way.) My children are still small (7 and 9) so when I told them I am resuming work, I expected them to throw a fit, as they are quite used to having me around all day long!!! But thats not what happened at all. They actually said they were proud of me! I asked them, wont you feel bad if I am not there to welcome you when you get back home from school? They replied, no mom – when we do well in school, you are proud of us. So when you do well at work, we should also be proud of you. I have to be honest, I had not seen this coming. Its been four months now and not once have my little children been angry with me for being at work. (Theyve been angry for a whole lot of other things though!!). This is probably their father's influence on them.*p**p*As for what work, don't do anything that doesn't excite you. As you will not be able to sustain a lifestyle around something that is not fun for you. try to find something that you would want to do even when you are tired! So think about your favourite things/hobbies and then think of work streams related to them. Start small and then expand- would be my suggestion 🙂 All the best.*p**p* *p*

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