Don’t let anyone fool you. The job of a WAHM, or work-at-home mom, is a tough one. I think you’d be hard pressed to find any other office situation where a worker has to retreat to a bedroom closet to “hide” to make a professional phone call.
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When you tell people you’re a blogger, you get a pretty standard slew of responses. First, there are those who act as if it’s the first time they’ve ever heard the word…
Let’s be honest here. I’m not an artist. Crafty? Sure. Creative? I’ve been known to come up with some good ideas. But artistic? Well, that may be going a bit far.
As a local TV news anchor, I’ve always been protective of my personal life. I always wanted to connect with the viewers and them to connect with me, but I never wanted to reveal too much too publicly. In fact, once I got married I kept my maiden name as my on-air name, mostly so I could keep one more shield between myself and any crazies out there who might try to track me down. I was SO careful.
When it became clear that I was going to leave my dream job as a television news anchor and producer, I fell apart. I’m not even joking. I opened a bottle of wine at 4 in the afternoon, and I drank the whole thing. I cried. I laughed like a maniac. I cried some more. A LOT more. My boss was nice enough to give me a couple of days off to collect myself. (And boy, did I need them.)
WAHM. Have you ever said the word out loud? Go ahead! Try it. Sounds weird, right? It’s even weirder to think of it as your job title. But that’s me — Shannon Paterson, Work-At-Home Mom. For some reason, I’m tempted to give the word a little Emeril Lagasse flair when I say it. Shannon Paterson, WAHM! (I guess his signature saying is BAM, which would make WAHM sound more like WHAM, but you get the idea.)