I’ve blogged about what it was like going back to work full time at 6 weeks postpartum, and I’ve blogged about my transition to working from home. I’ve experienced being a full-time working mom, and I’ve also been a work-at-home mom (WAHM), and now the time’s come for me to be a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). Back in October I was given notice that due to budgetary reasons, I was being let go as of November 30. After working there for three years, I won’t lie. It sucks. Since then life’s been a bit of a whirlwind. We had already been thinking about me quitting my job, since with all the stop-and-go, working 30 hours a week from home plus taking care of Ellis was really hard. So the wheels were already in motion in our heads at least for how we would make it work with me as a SAHM. We put our house on the market and are looking to downsize and find a smaller, more affordable home in the same area.
I’m still doing my Thirty-One parties (I sell cute purses, wallets, diaper bags, etc). I’ve started picking up wine demos again (I give out samples of wine at the grocery store). And I’m keeping my eye out for other good work-from-home jobs that pay a decent wage and have flexibility in work schedule. With separation anxiety and Ellis still not wanting to take the bottle, now’s not a good time for me to find another job where I’d be away from him in an office for 40+ hours a week. Perhaps when he’s a little older I can go back to that, maybe in the summer after Ellis is a year old. But in the meantime I’m now happily a SAHM. I love that I can spend more time to focus on Ellis right now. And now that he’s crawling around, he definitely needs the extra attention! 😉
With the business of the holidays and trying to sell the house (and duh, having a baby to chase after!), I haven’t had a chance to officially announce these changes. Merry Christmas, all!