8.02.2011

Stay at home mom

























I am sure no one will even reads this post since I have not blogged in three months and everyone thinks I have quit. I have been a little crazy running around with my head cut off. Turns out, I kinda stink at having two kids, working outside the home full time,trying to keep a house, maintain healthy friendships and oh, yes, be a good wife.

After a hundred conversations, looking over the budget a million times and praying about it. We have decided that I will quit my job in late September. This is an exciting but scary time for us.


Exciting that I will get to spend more time with my sweet boys, not pay for child care anymore (which was way more than our mortgage) and just having a few less things on my mind. I am excited to watch my kids grow and help mold them into the wonderful people I know they can be. I am excited to be thrifty, find great deals on craigslist and share my finds with all of you. I can't wait to get my house back in order and just feel good about going on a long walk by myself. No guilt here!

Scary because we are going to one income with me working a few side things on the side to bring in a little income. Being a stay at home mom is also SO HARD!!! I thought a stay at home mom's had the life of just hanging out in sweat pants, going to the pool all day, watching day time tv and just kissing on kids all day. Over maternity leave, I found out that staying home with two kids is the hardest job I have ever had, hands down!!!

Hope you are all ready for play dates, I am going to need you all so I don't go crazy!!!

20 comments:

Jas said...

yea vikkie!!

Mrs. Gumshoe said...

I still read your blog! Remember me? (Jessica Kearney) So excited for you! It's worth it. It can be tough, especially budget-wise, but it is so worth it!

Kara said...

So happy for you!!

Tish said...

Oh Luv, we're all still here. Can't wait to read your adventures. You will rock this new chapter of life!

Jamie Bahr said...

Yay! I sometimes wish I had a "real" job to escape to, but in all reality I wouldn't give up this time with my children for the world! There are so many great blogs out there on how to save money so have fun! One of my faves is moneysavingmom.com.
-Jamie

Jamie Bahr said...

So I just checked moneysavingmom.com and you will never guess what her post is today....Q&A Tuesday: Advice for becoming a stay-at-home wife?
:)

The Frazee's said...

JAMIE-ARE YOU IN THE WORKS OF STARTING A BLOG?

ke said...

this post brought tears to my eyes. so excited for this new chapter in your life. the boys will love having you home all day.

kjl said...

So excited, Vikkie! It will be tough, but I know you'll never regret this. Although I have no kids to bring, I'd love to come to KC sometime and play with yours! :)

The Larsons said...

you will be SO great at it!

cjohnson said...

You are right...it is very hard but you will find that you have so much support. Your Heavenly Father, Husband, family and friends are essential. Otherwise, all stay at home moms would check in at the crazy house!!

The Kellenbergers... said...

i am happy for you! there will be times you will be drooling with desire to just have adult time, but, the positives of staying home with your two blessings totally outweigh the negatives. I can't wait to hear more about your life!:) Next time I am in KC - we are totally hooking up...okay!!

EmilyG said...

Congrats on your decision, Vik! I can't think of anyone more suited to be a full-time mom than you! :)

Katie E. said...

Good luck and enjoy stay at home-hood. I love being a SAH mom, but I agree, it is so much work! Crazy amounts of effort, but so much fun. Enjoy being with your children, and don't forget to give yourself some adult time occasionally. retailmenot.com is great for coupon codes.

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susanne said...

I don't know that you will recieve this hope you do my name is susanne I am new at this blog thing,I just by chance came along your blog looks and sounded interesting I understand the stay at home thing be thankful it is scary and hard but so worth it look me up would love to become blog friends I have 3 children twin girls and a 6 yr old going on 16 lol my email is susannepuckett@yahoo.com my blog is lifesblessingsblogspot.com

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