Tag Archives: SAHM

If this is living the dream, I don’t want to wake up.

If this is living the dream, I don’t want to wake up.

One year ago, I had a vision, although I couldn’t see it clearly at the time. I really couldn’t see anything clearly at that time…except the exit sign. I was beyond my capacity, and when something had to give, I chose my career. Faced with either watching my life slip away while I kept paceRead More

Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, It’s Back to Work I Go?

Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, It’s Back to Work I Go?

When I left full-time employment seven months ago to stay home with my girls (ages 3.5 and 1.5 now) I knew I’d return to the workplace…someday. I even knew it might not last much more than six months, since our budget is tight. And while we’re very careful (aka stingy) with our money, the “little dips”Read More

Being a SAHM is all fun and games, until somebody spills the beans.

Being a SAHM is all fun and games, until somebody spills the beans.

“I apologize, but this just has to be said. “you suck!” can you tell I’m super jealous?!” This was the comment from a dear friend on a Facebook status I posted this morning. Granted, my original status was a little Pollyannish, “Brr! Cuddling under a blanket and movies are on our agenda. Really loving myRead More

SAHM: My Six-Month Review

SAHM: My Six-Month Review

Was it really just six months ago that I walked into my boss’s office, closed the door, and spoke the words I never thought I’d say? I’m really sorry, but I’m leaving. I’m going to stay home with my girls. It’s just something that I need to do.  I was dreading that encounter, but sheRead More

Tips for Taking Your Toddler to Work

Tips for Taking Your Toddler to Work

Every great once in a while, it happens. You have an important client meeting, one that you’d rather not reschedule, and your childcare plans fall through. Now what? You could call and beg and plead with everyone you know to sit on your kid for awhile, but you did that last week, and you’re outRead More

Let’s Carpe the Heck out of this Diem!

Let’s Carpe the Heck out of this Diem!

For every stay-at-home-mom who’s complaining on her blog about her lack of appreciation (ahem, like me), there’s another mom sitting in a cubicle, dreaming of spending time with her little ones. She glances over at their faces in the 5×7 frame, and counts the hours and minutes until she can ooze into her front doorRead More