Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

Being a Stay-at-Home Mom |

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!


Teething Necklaces: Review and Giveaway

Teething necklaces rock. They’re cute and stylish for moms, and teething little ones love to chew on these silicone-beaded necklaces.

Teething necklace review
Ellis found a teething necklace he approves of!

I got my necklaces from Zack’s Lucky Charms in right after Thanksgiving, and I’m already in love! I was excited to try it out, since Ellis already has his bottom two teeth, and the top ones are about to break through.

No matter what necklace I’m wearing, Ellis likes to grab it, put it in his mouth and gnaw away. Not always the best idea with most jewelry! That’s why I think this mama jewelry is such an awesome creation! It comes in plenty of cute designs, and the color combos are customizable too.

As soon as I put it on, Ellis gave it the ol’ taste test. He was going after it all day! He likes to chew on it when I’m holding him or wearing him in the ring sling, and he also likes to play with it while he nurses.

He loves it, and I do too. It’s officially mama and baby approved! I think it’s a must-have for anyone with a teething babe. Add it to your wish list for Christmas, or it’d make a great baby shower gift for a mama-to-be too.

Zack's Lucky Charms teething necklace giveaway

After putting this one to the test, I am in love! I wanted to share these awesome teething necklaces with my readers, so I’ve partnered with Zack’s Lucky Charms to give away a necklace from their Mama & Mini collection to one lucky mom! Head over to my Instagram for your chance to win.

BONUS: Check out their shop here, and snag 15% OFF your order with code SHARONISAMOM. Enjoy!