Life update: I am home with my baby…now what?

Writing this post, I have technically been a stay at home mom for 4 days. All weekend I found myself fighting against trying to do the long list of laundry, cleaning, shopping, prep for the week ahead, etc. I kept having to remind myself that I don't have to get everything done in 48 hours … Continue reading Life update: I am home with my baby…now what?

The truth about leaving your job

The truth? Here it is, cold and harsh. No matter how important we feel our job at our company is; no matter how hard we work; no matter how much time we invest, we are simply 'replaceable'. That's a hard pill to swallow. I struggled with my decision to leave my job. I felt guilty … Continue reading The truth about leaving your job

How to be the greatest parent in the world

This is a piece of advice I take solace in. When I was a new mother and scared I would be a bad mom or ruin my children's lives because of my own upbringing or flaws, I told myself I just needed to do one thing to be a success. To be a successful parent all … Continue reading How to be the greatest parent in the world

Social isolation and the working mom

When I became a mother, nearly everyone I met had left their job and became a stay-at-home-mom. Because I was still working, even if from home, I was unable to attend play groups, most library tot-times, LeLeche League meetings, and other events that help moms connect with other moms. When it comes to being a … Continue reading Social isolation and the working mom

How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?

It’s not like my husband is a brain surgeon, doctor, lawyer, or any other high wage earner. We were not granted an inheritance. We were not given any money, We are not debt-free. My husband has a state government job with good benefits, a union, and a healthy wage. We are lucky for this. Over … Continue reading How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?

How to tell your coworkers you are leaving to be a SAHM

It's official! I submitted my letter of resignation to my HR department yesterday (November 29, 2018). Whew! I still have to complete an Exit Interview, but I have 8 work days left. Two weeks from today I will be saying my goodbyes. If you are considering transitioning home after years in the workforce, it's not … Continue reading How to tell your coworkers you are leaving to be a SAHM