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The End of My WAHM/SAHM Season

The End of My WAHM/SAHM Season

This isn’t really an announcement so much as it is an explanation. Back in March 2012, I opted out of the workforce, leaving my job as director of communications for a statewide non-profit to stay home with my girls (then ages 10 months and two years). I’ve chronicled the ups, the downs, my insecurities andRead 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

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

She works hard for no money, so hard for no money…

She works hard for no money, so hard for no money…

Alright. Before I made the decision to stay home with my girls full time almost five months ago, my SAHM friends tried to warn me. They told me how hard it was to live on a frayed shoestring budget, never get a sick day, be with your kids from sunup to sundown and the kicker?Read More

Unwanted: The Cruelest Joke of Choosing to Stay Home

Unwanted: The Cruelest Joke of Choosing to Stay Home

I’m not sure who was more excited about the Summer Reading Program Pajama Party at our local library, me or my three year old. (Ok, probably me.) After all, this was the stuff of working mom fantasies, spending quality time with your child in a fun, educational environment, watching them soak up knowledge and lifeRead More