How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?

It’s not like my husband is a brain surgeon, doctor, lawyer, or any other high wage earner. We were not granted an inheritance. We were not given any money, We are not debt-free. My husband has a state government job with good benefits, a union, and a healthy wage. We are lucky for this. Over … Continue reading How can I afford to be a stay-at-home parent?

How to tell your coworkers you are leaving to be a SAHM

It's official! I submitted my letter of resignation to my HR department yesterday (November 29, 2018). Whew! I still have to complete an Exit Interview, but I have 8 work days left. Two weeks from today I will be saying my goodbyes. If you are considering transitioning home after years in the workforce, it's not … Continue reading How to tell your coworkers you are leaving to be a SAHM

Creating a sunny & happy work space in the office

I have never been the type of employee to personalize my work space until 5 years into my current position. The company had done a leadership swap and we were suddenly led by a new Vice President that had less education than her employees. She was just finishing a Master’s degree and had zero research … Continue reading Creating a sunny & happy work space in the office

The real cost of being a working mom

I have written several posts about the issues women are faced with when they decide to start a family. You can read my favorite posts about these issues here and here. For me it came down to time and money. For me to work full-time in an office (outside of the home), it means I … Continue reading The real cost of being a working mom

Letting go of illusion and embracing my next chapter

As I type up my resignation letter, it feels easy to let go of this job. Then I start clicking through my project folders and see all that I have accomplished in these past eight years...and all that I didn't. Some folders contain articles and projects that interested me that I never took time to … Continue reading Letting go of illusion and embracing my next chapter

Dealing with fear

I heard the best definition of the word 'fear' from a complete stranger. In my early 30's I was working through a host of personal issues that stemmed from growing up in dysfunctional family system. The stranger said, "FEAR. False. Evidence. Appearing. Real.". Whoa! In that moment, all of the fretting, the "shoulds", the procrastination, … Continue reading Dealing with fear