Working Mom

Hi everyone! I’ve missed you! Sorry I’ve been kind of absent lately.

There’s been a lot going on around here, and I wanted to fill you in a little. I let you know a while back that my husband is unemployed right now. Well, we made the decision that it would be best for our family for me to go back to work for this year.

So after 8 years of mostly being a stay at home mom, I’m back to working outside the home. It’s exciting and scary and sometimes overwhelming.

The job is a part time teaching job, which seems perfect for just getting back into working. And it’s helping me with my goal to become a morning person again! No choice there.

I actually have a couple of other very part time jobs, too. One of them involves cleaning.

I know. Me and cleaning. Ha ha ha.

So how about the blog? I’m still planning to get a blog post up once a week here. I hope I can do it! I actually already have at least a handful of recent projects to tell you about. And I have 66 posts in my drafts folder. Have I mentioned before that I have a hard time finishing things?

Oh, and the big toy purge? We really need to finish that one! I have some extra motivation to do it, too, because:

1. Someone is coming to the house soon who has never been here before.

2. Soon after that, my mother-in-law is coming for a visit.

These things are motivating to me!

And by the way, my desk at school is clean and clear. My desk at home is not-so-much.

The kitchen island has been beautiful, thanks to my man, Mr. RSS.

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  1. I’m having to become a morning person again too & it’s quite a stretch!! I would love to hear your tips, tricks, successes and challenges. Hang in there through this bump!

    • Elizabeth

      One of my worst old bad habits was to hit the snooze button on my alarm toooo many times. So here’s what I’m doing this time that is working:
      -I set my alarm and put it just out of reach, so I have to actually get out of bed to turn it off. I don’t let myself snooze it, and I go right to the shower.
      -I set out my clothes the night before.
      -I set another alarm (on my phone) that goes off 15 minutes before I need to be out the door, so I know I need to make sure my stuff is packed up and I’m heading out the door.

      My biggest challenge is getting to bed early so that I’m getting enough sleep!

  2. Wow. Congratulations! That’s a huge change for your family, but I bet has really relieved some stress. And it’s wonderful that you and your husband together made a decision on what was best for the family.

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks! You are right that it has relieved some stress on the budget (and getting health insurance through work was a big deal, too).

  3. WilliamB

    That’s a huge change for y’all. I hope it goes smoothly and you get what you want for you and your family.

  4. Good luck in your new adventures! I am also glad to see that I’m not the only one who has to put projects aside every now and then. I agree company can be a great motivator.

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks, Katy! I’ve got a post going up soon! I’m looking forward to getting back into the blogging world, including visiting great blogs like yours!

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