I’m not a good stay at home mom.
Now don’t get all worried on me. I’m not second guessing my call to stay at home full-time. I love being able to be with my daughter all the time, meet friends for lunch or coffee, have play dates, and not bring work home. But I’m lamenting my difficulty in physically staying at home. My trouble starts when I spend a lot of time at home. I eat too much junk too often. I stay on the computer a little too long, a few too many times. I become lazy, boycott housework and decrease in productivity.
As the weather turns cooler, I’m concerned that I will become housebound more often. You can only go to the mall play area so many times, and during the winter months, I hate to let my daughter play with all the germ-infested kids and equipment.
So I’m looking for ideas, here. How can I remove as much of the staying-at-home feeling out of staying at home – or at least protect myself from my staying-at-home pitfalls?