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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stay At Home Life

Oh my goodness! I meant to post much more frequently than this! It's been busy, and here I naively thought I'd have so much time to be happy housemaker and crafty crafter. A is very high maintenance (I know, I know, she's not even two and a half yet, what do I expect). So my quiet time is when she naps, she's usually pretty good, she sleeps for about two hours, and A even slept for three hours last Friday. So in the two hours, I try to cram in a little me time, chore time, and task time.

My house is by no means spotless, but it's not bad. My task as of late is home made dinosaur costumes for the girls. C is currently obsessed with dinosaurs, and said she wants to be a dinosaur for Halloween. A hasn't really had an opinion, but monkey see, monkey do, so I made her a matching one. They are by no means fancy, but I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine, so I did most of it by hand while catching up on tv (Walking Dead, Revenge, Parenthood, I know, eclectic) even though it took much longer.

I'll post pics after Halloween. I used tutorials from this site and this site, and I think the costumes turned out pretty good.

And my new stay at home life has been good. I am definitely less stressed. I think this will be good for me and the family.

I'm really hoping to keep up with this blogging. For now it is just for a reader of one, me, ha. I need to spruce up my blog and learn to use the blogger site to its full capacity, and then I hope to write down my thoughts, not always just a narration of how staying at home has been. I think this will be good for me, it's been a long time since I have written.

Have a great day!
~E

Thursday, October 2, 2014

How It's Going and Introduction

Well, it's the end of the second day in my new career as a stay at home mommy. It's been good, though I have been taking it easy at home, chores and organization are calling my name next week.

So yesterday, on my first day as stay at home mom, I actually did get to sleep in. My youngest woke up before 5:30 am, but I popped her into my bed (hubby was at work already) and she actually slept for another 2 hours. Amazing. My oldest woke up soon after 7:30, so we all ate breakfast together and headed off to kindergarten. Halfway there, I realized I forgot her lunch, so we went back. Got her to school just in time for her to scoot into her classroom and start singing O Canada. I got home and realized I forgot her water bottle. Oh well, I figured second day would be better, and it was.

Hello. My name is E. Since this is my first blog and I'm quite a private personal person, I'm not sure if I want to divulge my name yet, assuming that there are other people actually reading this blog. But I digress. 

I am a new stay at home mom. I have a four and a half year old and a two year old, both girls. C is my oldest and A is my youngest. I quit my job because I was tired of juggling everything and wanted to cut the stress down. I realize that I am extremely lucky to be able to make this decision financially. I worked in a tech/administrative position in a post secondary institution in Edmonton, in an office that I've worked in for almost 14 years. So this new lifestyle is quite a change, we'll see if the grass is actually greener over here.

I thought I'd try blogging, because isn't that what every stay at home mom does? Ha. I thought it would be a good way to document my life changing event, and provide social commentary. I haven't written in years, so this is a good way to take advantage of my more flexible lifestyle to try something new.

Thanks for reading! :)