Tuesday, December 16, 2008


A lot has happened in our little family since my last post. I was recently laid off from my job in Marketing Communications. Part of me went into immediate panic mode - no health insurance, no 401k, no white envelope every other week that was the main reason for doing the work I did. On the upside I gain a lot, mainly much desired time with my son.

All the sudden I found myself a stay at home mom with no immediate plans for a new job (who hires in the 4th quarter anyways).

Life is definitely much different now. What we spend our money on now has to be more carefully considered, I now cut coupons like it is going out of style and I have a new appreciation for how much work it is to stay home.

I know I am not alone in this round of lay offs. Are there any other previous working moms that now find themselves SAHMs? How are you adjusting to being home all day, anythings that surprise you?

I noticed that I love to talk but my eleven month old is not so great at maintaining a conversation yet, thus I end up calling my fellow SAHMs ALOT.

Second, I have lost 10 lbs. I think it might have something to do with not being around an all you can eat ice cream machine and loads of treats around every cube. The downside is that with no extra income I find myself pulling my pants up all the time.

Being home with Max is a dream come true, I just wish it happened because we suddenly found ourselves financially secure and realized that this is the perfect time to quit. While we aren't suddenly financially secure we are doing fine and I can't think of a more perfect day than one that is spent with Max.

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