Like many people today, I am out of work and have become a stay at home parent. Part of me is thrilled because I'd much rather be hanging out with the kids all day (not so thrilled about the cleaning/cooking part of it, though......) than working a job that sucks your soul out bit by bit. I used to work for a local community bank that took great pride in its image of being a wonderful place to work. Apparently my bosses didn't get that memo because once I got pregnant with my second child, all the things I used to do that got me much praise suddenly got me in tons of trouble. I guess pregnancy didn't agree with them ;) As soon as I wasn't protected by FMLA anymore, out I went. Its a blessing and a curse, as most things are, but we are navigating our way through this new territory of a single income home on a very tight budget :p
Kids, money, crafts, books, pets--I'll write about it all as it comes up in our lives :) Enjoy the ride!