Bento Boxes, Finials, Hang Outs, and 6" Ribbon Curls…OH MY! A Day in the Life of a WAHM.

It’s official. I’m a WAHM (work at home mom for those that don’t get the acronym). AND I’m officially a mommy blogger although I’ve tried to stay away from that niche. Tonight…I decided there was no denying it. The proof was in my life, my conversations, my actions…my everything. If you’re one of “me”, you’ll get this and feel my pain. If not, you might be amused anyway. 

I work from home. I work hard and I work a lot of hours. Today, I reviewed posts by others. I posted to a magazine. I prepared family meals…fixed breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. I cleaned. I kind of, sort of, played with my kids (they were not on their best behavior so that is not entirely my fault). I supported my fellow bloggers. I ordered bottles for my soon to be grandbaby. I posted opportunities for other bloggers. And I realized that this online world I live in has finally taken over. I said Bento Box. Out loud. To my husband. And he tilted his head like a confused dog. 
Not the typical “pretty” Bento Box, but still…

This realization came at the end of a long day. I was cleaning up the kitchen and wanted to fix his lunch. 

“Where are the bento boxes baby?”
“The what?” *deer in the headlight look*
“The bento boxes? The Tupperware with compartments. Where are they?”
“Oh…one is in the dishwasher and the other is with Steve. But what did you call them?”

I called them Bento boxes. Yes, I did. And I found the one in the dishwasher and filled it. Then I made Bug’s lunch. And I thought back on my day, my week, my life. I’ve become that mom. I work from home, it was bound to happen. 
Yes, those are pipe fittings. I’ll show you when these are done.

Earlier in the week, as I was redecorating my home as I’ve already shared with you, my curtains were on the way. I had B make me stainless steel curtain rods at work. They needed “end caps”. I’m not overly crafty so I asked my crafty friends on Facebook. How do I make them? I want them beachy. I used the words “end cap thingies for curtain rods”. I was linked to countless “finials” by my good friend Amy from As the Bunny Hops. I had to ask. And then I Googled. A finial? What the heck?

Now less than a week later, what am I working on? A finial. 10 of them in fact for my homemade curtain rods. I’ve consumed hours on finials…and I didn’t even know what they were a week ago. Yes, this whole blogging world is taking over. 
6 Inch Ribbon Curls…SIX INCHES!!

Things are getting too crafty up in here for this non-crafty (once very business-oriented) momma. The kids wanted to hang stockings. They wanted to decorate for Christmas. I was busy. I stopped what I was doing to make 6 inch ribbon curls…SIX INCHES…to hang the stockings from the handrail in the stair well. So many questions come to mind here. Who has ribbon just sitting in a box somewhere that is suitable for 6″ ribbon curls? Who knows how to make 6″ ribbon curls? Why would anyone make this a priority? And yea, I did all of the above. They aren’t perfect ribbon curls, but the babies are impressed. 

And let’s get on to the BIG thing here. A few years back you couldn’t find me in my own bathroom without makeup. Two showers a day were mandatory. Dressed to the 9’s? You bet ya…at least in public. No one…and I mean NO ONE…not even my family…saw me at anything less than my best. Would I consider a business meeting in a ponytail, no makeup, and sweatpants? Absolutely not. But these days? Things have changed. I’m super busy and it’s not uncommon to get a G-chat asking if I have a second for a hang out (for those of you that don’t know, that’s a video conference call). I used to stress about them. Now I don’t even bother to check if my ponytail is on straight. It doesn’t seem to matter. They just want to know what I have to say. They don’t care about my face, my hair, my clothes. Just my words. 

That last part got me to thinking. I really love my life, and my job. Bento boxes are totally cool. I learned a new word (and I’m making my own finials because of that), my babies have their stockings hung with care, AND no one but me really gives a crap what I look like on video. 

Life is good people. Bento boxes, finials, 6″ ribbon curls, hang outs and all. You might not believe it, but I’m pretty much a work horse (from home) and I’m pretty proud and impressed by what I do. Discount the WAHM all you want. We can take it. We’re tough like that. But know that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover…even if you’re on a Google Hang Out with no makeup. 
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Ha ha you are just to funny and busy! You are a mommy blogger and that is a great niche to be in!