I’ve been meaning to write this post since March 8.
March 8th is when I submitted a letter to my employer, explaining that I would not return to work after my maternity leave ended.
This Friday, I will officially be an at-home mom.
When Grace was born, I cried every time I thought about going back to work. I sobbed for hours my first day back.
For 4 years, I’ve felt incredibly guilty about leaving Grace at daycare so that I could teach other peoples’ kids.
When Allie was born, I told Joe that I could not go back. It didn’t make financial sense, but (more importantly) it didn’t make emotional sense, either.
I need to be at home to take care of my children.
I’m just another stay-at-home mom.
I do laundry. I cook. I blog. I play. I clean. I garden. I read books. I push swings. I homeschool.
I feel like I’m doing everything badly, and I am not getting things done that I want to do. But I do spend every day with my kids.
My life at home is harder and busier than I ever expected as I try to balance this blog and my other work with the challenges and adjustments of adding a baby to the family and becoming an at-home mom.
I am tired.
Because we lost 2/3 of our household income when I resigned, we have become frugal in earnest. You’re going to see a lot more posts here about how to maintain your lifestyle in a more economical way.
Cloth diapers. Less driving. Smarter spending.
I’ll be writing about all of them in the weeks ahead.
For now, I just thought I should share my big news.
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