Well... a lot has happened since I last posted. The hubby and I have decided that I will be at a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom. WOW! So weird to type that. I will still be running my business, and even more so now... but I don't have to worry about daycare for the youngest (Little Man) and Cutie will have no disruptions in her bus schedule.
See, I tried working about 45 minutes to an hour (commute with traffic) away. Most jobs are that far away from where we live. But honestly I wasn't offered the amount of money that would have made this job worth it. PLUS, I haven't worked hard for the last 12-13 years (I graduated from college in 2000... wow, I feel old now! LOL) to become a receptionist/mail room clerk. Yup... that's the only job I was offered recently. I am not going to say anything bad about the company, because I think it is a good company. But my work/life balance was WAY off. I didn't see my kids the week that I worked for them and that just wasn't right. I like having my mornings to enjoy waking up with the kids, getting breakfast and getting Cutie on the bus. And I like having my mornings with Little Man. But with this job, I was rushing to get myself, and them ready for their (and my) days... getting them to daycare/before care at 6:45 to get on the road no later than 7... to get to work at 8am. I did get off at 4:30, which was nice... but I still didn't get home or get to them until around 5:30. That's too much time away from them!
So, Little Man's last week of daycare is this week. It's a little strange... but I think I'm going to love it.
I am focused on getting my business going to the level I need it to be at, and enjoying raising my kids. I can't even tell you that I am loving the idea of having all of my summer with both kids. We'll be able to use our pool and enjoy ourselves going to the zoo... the beach... wherever we decide to explore.
So, stay with me... I've done my business in all ways... working full time, with no kids, working part time with one child... and now being a SAHM to 2 beautiful children.
What's your situation? What's your ideal work/life/family balance?