This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence in partnership with Landau brand scrubs. All opinions are my own. #ScrubLove
Disclaimer: This is not a debate between which job is harder or which mom is better. These are simply my thoughts on myself as a working mom in contrast to myself as a stay-at-home mom.
Since being on maternity leave, Cory and I have had many discussions about what life would be like when I went back to work. It goes without saying that life changes quite a bit when you add a baby into the mix. Things are inevitably going to be busier, our nights when I get home from work will feel shorter, and there will be more chores and expenses to keep track of. We’ve thrown around all sorts of ideas, from me possibly decreasing my hours at work all the way to me being a stay-at-home mom.
That last one, if I’m just being honest, makes me cringe. As much as I love Alea and Mckenna, I couldn’t be a stay-at-home mom again. I felt like I lost part of myself during those couple of years I was staying home with Alea and going to nursing school. I felt like I was always expected to have this impeccable house and that I needed to do five hundred things to “justify” my time at home. That’s just how I’m wired and I know that wouldn’t change if I were to stay home now. There’s nothing easy about being a stay-at-home mom– for those that do it, I give you all the kudos!
For me, I just prefer to be a working mom. I prefer to bring home the bacon and fry it up, too. Being that Cory is in real estate, we depend on my paycheck to pay all of our bills because his income isn’t always guaranteed. (Although, he is doing extremely well and last year was an incredible year for him!) We also depend on my job to provide the insurance for our family. Realtors don’t typically receive benefits. So, my job is extremely important to my family and I’m needed. I love to feel needed and I love what I’m able to contribute to my family.
And as long as I plan on being a working mom and working as a registered nurse, I also plan to invest in comfortable, affordable, and form fitting scrubs. (Nurses, can I get an AMEN?) Urbane Scrubs by Landau are where it’s at, ya’ll. These scrubs are roomy, yet I still feel like a woman. They’re comfortable, yet look put together. And they’re affordable, but the fabric isn’t cheap and they’re truly made to last through all that nursing has to throw at them.
I’m wearing the Uniquely U collection by Urbane and love how soft the material is and how it’s flattering rather than boxy. I’d recommend going down one size. I’m pictured in an extra small. You can buy these scrubs on Amazon (ooh hey 2 day shipping), at your local uniform + scrubs store, or at Landau.com!
White and navy are the colors I’m required to wear for work, but they come in so many other colors and patterns that are so much more fun and exciting! They also have a great selection of jackets, too, which is a must because the clinic can get awfully cold in the winter and sometimes in the summer, too!
Here’s a fun giveaway for you to enter, too! This giveaway is sponsored by Landau and they will be responsible for contacting winners and providing prizes. Thank you!
I always see myself as a working mom and always see myself working as a registered nurse. Nursing was always a dream of mine and I can’t picture my life moving forward without it.
What’s your end game? Working mom? Work at home mom? Stay at home mom?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?