April 2013 Moms

It's Official.

I did it. Earlier this week I made the phone call to my boss and am now a SAHM! This was a very difficult decision to make, but one that I feel is worth it. The thing that keeps running through my mind is this - I have my whole life to work, but only a short time to raise my babies. I'm so thankful that I have a supportive husband who is able to provide enough to give me this option. It's a little scary to take this leap, but I really do feel like this is the best choice for my family. 

Any advice from those of you who are veteran SAHMs is welcomed! 

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  • Yay! Very exciting! I am a sahm and love it! It is not for everyone and can sometimes be lonely but very worth it. My advice would be find a moms group as soon as you can and try to make friends with little ones the same age as yours so you will have a re
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  • Congrats! I'm jealous, I would love to do that if we could swing it financially. Enjoy this time!!
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  • Congrats!  I'm a little jealous because I'm the main income earner in our family, so I don't have the option, at least not until DH is working (he's currently working on his PhD).  Of course by then we may be done having kids... </p

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  • That's so wonderul!  Now that our DD is here, DH and I have been discussing this as an option.  We both agree that we would like for me to be a SAHM, but we are so nervous about finances.  I'm home for the next 5 months, so we will see if w
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  • I'm a newbie to the SAHM world, I quit my outside-the-home job in November, but I do think it was the right decision to make.  We don't make a ton of money, but the financial sacrifice is worth it to all of us :)
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  • Congratulations! I've dreamed of making that call three times over now. Thankfully it'll happen at the end of this year, but it'd be so fantastic to transition from leave!
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  • No advice because I am unfortunately not in this position, but I am totally jealous bc I would absolutely love to be!!!!

    congrats to you! Enjoy! 

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  • That is so terrific!!!
    I would LOVE to be a SAHM!!

    I'm sorry I don't have any advice. But just wanted to say congratulations!

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  • You will never regret it. 

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  • Congratulations - I can only imagine how much better you must feel now that you've told your boss!
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  • Yea! I love being a SAHM! 
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  • Awesome! I will be home for a year but will be returning to work. I hope this time I will be a happier SAHM but I will need to return to work because we can't afford it. My best advice is to find a mommy group in your area. I found mine on meetup.com and
  • Congrats!  There is no better feeling than leaving a job to be a SAHM.  I hated my job but stuck with it for 4 years just so I could save and would have the opportunity to become a SAHM.  I quit when I had the baby and hope to not have to r

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  • Congratulations and I agree that finding a group of moms or some people close by with kids the same age is a huge part of enjoying being home. If you can't find a formal moms group or just don't like the vibe, look for things like breastfeeding support

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    Yay! Very exciting! I am a sahm and love it! It is not for everyone and can sometimes be lonely but very worth it. My ad
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