I’ve been married five years, and a mom for almost three of those years. Before I was a mom, I worked full time, and since becoming one, I’ve worked part time. I stopped working October of last year, and with the move and the new baby, we’ve had a LOT of changes going on. It’s always been important to me to be able to stay home with my kids, and our finances changed drastically when I went from FT to PT and now to NO TIME.
I am officially a Full Time Homemaker/Mother/Wife. And juggling these new roles is not easy! I can be a slacker and spend lots of time on the internet, talking on the phone and/or reading books, but quite frankly, that is not what I signed up for. Staying at home is no easy task, and making the transition is going to take some time and effort.
I’m going to attempt to use the Flylady as a guideline for keeping house. I’m re-reading my New Bride Guide book given to me by a friend before I got married. And I just ordered a few books from Amazon to help me with my budgeting, living on one income and spirituality.
At some point this year, I will pick up some side work to bring in some extra money. In the meantime, I’m going to focus on my new Full Time job and give it all I’ve got.