If you are going to start the stay-at-home-mom thing, I really recommend doing it around the holidays. There’s so much going on and family visiting, and visits to family, that you don’t even realize you’re deep in the SAHM trenches just yet. You have people around. I imagine weeks from now things will be different. Much different. Probably more like next week.
I have thrown myself into the “planning of things.” I joined a Facebook mom group that does lots of activities and a running club for military spouses called Stroller Warriors. And we already do My Gym every week. (it’s a kid’s gym thing)
In the middle of all this I’m still trying to close my website store. My last day open is Dec. 15th. And then I have to move out of my office and workshop and figure out how to work from home. Guess I really enjoy challenging myself!
Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! I have a ton to be thankful for this year and should probably do a thoughtful post full of love and turkey but this is all I managed to fit in. Got to squeeze in renting X-Men Apocalypse tonight because I am horribly behind on all the new cool movies.
UPDATE 2020: I think this was my last entry in this SAHM Diary series. After that, mom life swallowed me up and I didn’t even have time to document it. I closed my store and found out working from home with a toddler was impossible. I did not get one of those kids that sits quietly and entertains themselves. I got one that was demanding 24-7. So I totally closed my business and just threw myself into the SAHM thing. Reading back through these entries, it’s clear I had no idea what I was taking on. I wrote a post a few years later, reflecting on my decision to become a stay-at-home-mom. It was not an easy path, but I’m still glad I chose it.
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