Congradulations!!!! You will enjoy being home with your child. I have been a sahm for 7 years now and have just begun to search for a job. Finances have changed in my house so I have to go back to work. My husband is trying to build his real estate buisness and we need a dependable income right now. I have already interviewed Monday for a job at my daughters office and really want that job. Pray for that!!! I have an interview this morning and don't really want that job. Don't even know why I applied for it and now don't want to go to the interview.
Deanna, what a terrific choice to make. You will remember all the wonderful journeys with your children but probably none of the stressful business stuff!!! I had the opportunity to be a SAHM during my children's younger years which really helped them cope when I became a single mom. LET THEM PLAY! Organized activity is ok but it doesn't do what simple play will do for them in the long run.
Great news deanna. I am sure your family will love having you be a sahm. I was a sahm mom and have not regretted it. We may not have had all the finanaces that others with 2 paychecks have but I sure had the time I wanted with my children who are now 30 and 31. I also have lots of time with my grandkids who are almost 4 and 8 months old. I love having this time with them while they are small. They are only little once. All to soon they grow up and start thier own families. So congrats on yoru "new job"
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What a transition! I'm so glad you'll be able to spend more time with your family. This is an exciting change, just think of how strange it will be not to go to work. I went from being in a very high stress job in the military to being a SAHM mom and it took me quite a while to get used to it.
Every day is a chance to build momentum or to slack. Every day, you have to decide to make the right choices.
Deanna, I believe your family made the right decision. Family is very important, and children grow so quick. I am glad that you will be able to "stop and smell the roses" before you forget what is valuable to you, your family.
Edited by: GIRLINMOTION at: 9/11/2007 (09:02)
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Congratulations! That is great news. You will have a more active part in the most precious years of your children's growth. I never was a SAHM but my jobs, even in CPS firms were not as high stress as some jobs. Now I work for the Oconee School District in the Finance Dept. It is a very family friendly job that I leave at 4pm every day. We'll be thinking of you as you begin this transition. I am so happy for you.
God grant me Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and Wisdon to know the difference.
Some of you have noticed that I've been very hit or miss on Spark lately - and you're right. I have random spurts of time that I'm able to log on and dedicate time to catching up. I'm not 'actively' participating...I'm getting behind and then catching back up again over and over and over. And it's been that way for at least a couple months, only it's been getting increasingly worse.
I currently work for IBM, doing a very high stress, high pressure office job servicing life insurance and investment products (annuities, IRAs, etc.). My job has become increasingly demanding and therefore increasingly stressful. I've been putting in very large amounts of overtime - often skipping lunch daily - just to keep up with my work.
And, as some are aware, my husband works EMS, and as if the EMS Schedule isn't stringent enough, he's currently in class and completing clinical hours to further his certification. So I don't get to see him very often at all, and have been left being a virtual temporary single mother of two small children and a 'college student' who comes in, drops off dirty dishes and laundry, and picks up new meals and clean laundry.
That being said, after much thought, assessment of finances, and prayers, we have decided that my job isn't worth the stress and time for the meager paycheck that I'm earning after daycare and gas expenses. So on Friday, I turned in a soft 2 week, firm 3 week notice with my job.
What this means, is that as soon as September 21st, or as late as September 28th, I will no longer be an IBM employee, and I will join the rankings of other SAHMs!!
I will be very busy, because I intend to teach my son, who is almost 20 months old, and work to prepare him for Kindergarten AND I will be making sure that I make time for working out, cleaning house, trips to 1st grade with my daughter, homework, cooking, and all those other glorious things that SAHMs do all day.
BUT, it also means that I will have more time for Spark and my and your weight loss journies.
So, say an extra prayer for me through this transition. Though it's something I'm very excited about, I do have a lot of preparation that has to fall into place. I have to get my work ahead (HA!) to the point that I have time to train my replacement, and I have to get other details aligned, such as insurance arrangements.
I appreciate your patience with me as I try to catch up, once again, and as I have sporatic participation over the next 2-3 weeks...and know that once I get past this very short-term phase, I will have more than enough time to dedicate not only to my teams, but also to myself.
Hugs to all of you! Deanna
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