When I started this parenting journey with my spouse, I didn’t think it would be this much fun. Three kids later and you’d never believe we met at a car dealership. I shared our story in a previous post.
I’ve always known that I’m not the easiest person to deal with, yet my partener makes it look like it’s a pleasure.
I remember when we started dating and how simple it was for him and me to connect. Being in his arms felt like I was home.
Everything just felt right, and it still feels the same now, but it’s for a different reason.
I’ve always felt a connection to him and when we started a family I took on a new role as a stay-at-home mom. My spouse took on a lot of the financial aspect of our relationship, he’s always been supportive of my ideas. This is one of the reasons why I tell other working moms about the value of having a supportive husband.
When we moved to South Florida, I knew I didn’t want to just be home. He knew that wasn’t part of my plan.
Starting A Business Together
Although I began Motherhood Through My Eyes prior to our move, it wasn’t until discussing some ideas with my partner that I decided to focus my blog as a business. Every chance I could, I was coming up with ideas.
My spouse has always been a huge part of my blog even if I don’t mention him as often. This is why the logo of my brand has two palm trees. He’s the one in the background, keeping me sane.
Having a supportive husband has taught me the value of working as a team. At first, we considered ourselves the tag-teaming duo. It wasn’t until we began working on projects together that I noticed there was a true connection between us.
I remember one time I had to head to an event at night and I almost backed down because I didn’t want to leave him home with our firstborn on his day off from work. I wanted to spend time with him, but he told me to go.
That night, I connected with a group of mom bloggers who’ve forever changed my mindset. I’ve learned to hustle a lot harder than ever before and I’ve developed a close relationship with a handful of these women.
Throughout the years, my partner has continued to be like a business partner. I consult ideas with him, we visit clients together and he’s even helped me create images and videos for them. How cool is he?
Like most business partnerships, we’ve had our issues. I remember when I began freelancing to earn extra cash. The side hustle came between our relationship because I was no longer making time for my partner. Instead, I was handing off our children as he walked into the door and running to my laptop.
I know, it sounds terrible. However, it was the only way to meet deadlines every night.
Having A Supportive Husband Doesn’t Mean He’s Perfect
Not many people know that I bounce ideas with my spouse every week. My husband is always in the background of everything, helping me get through life with three kids and two pups.
However, it wasn’t always a blessing to work on my blog. In fact, while I was building my business, I was hurting our family.
By ignoring him when he walked into the door and not making time for him, I was turning our relationship into a routine — something I never wanted it to be.
Bumping heads was just what we needed to realize how much we weren’t making time for each other. Looking back, it’s scary to think about how preoccupied we were with everything but each other.
One thing I’ve been working on since our talk is on how to spend more time with those I love, regardless of the deadlines.
This reminder was what I needed to get back to the things that mattered and why I even started this blog — my family.
When I placed my focus on ways to juggle the two, I noticed a sigh of relief on my partner’s face. Even the kids began to notice less tension between us.
It’s been great working from home, but I will admit that it’s no walk in the park. It takes patience to create something from the ground up, and lots of support from those you love. This is why I remind other moms that having a supportive husband inspires you to do great things.
You know what they say, behind every great man is a strong woman. I’d like to say that behind every strong wife is a very supportive partner.