Tag Archives: WAHM

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

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

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

Outsourced: Paying For Childcare When You’re An At-Home Parent

At 4 a.m., I saw my husband off to work. I made him a cup of coffee to go, and watched him drive away on a 1.5 hour commute to his job site. A job site where he would be outdoors nearly all day in 100 plus degree heat, only to take short breaks inRead More