Life in the {not so fast} lane

Life has a way of working itself out sometimes.  Ryan and I had both been working full time since Sam was born and until last May it was working for us.  Sometimes to do what is right and necessary isn’t always the easiest choice to make.  I had to make that choice about 5 weeks ago when I decided to quit my full time job.

Balance.  This is every working mothers battle on a weekly/daily/hourly basis.  Find time to run those errands you’ve been meaning to accomplish for the past month, put something on the table for dinner that is wholesome and nutritious for your family, send that card to what’s her name who just had a baby, these roots won’t color themselves, and oh yeah spend time with the people whom you think about the entire time you’re away: husband and kids.  Notice how, find time for yourself wasn’t even included?  Being away and not focused on anything household or family related for 8-9 hours a day can make being a mom/wife seem impossible.  I felt like I couldn’t take a deep breath.  Ever.

So I traded a life in the fast lane {aka just surviving} to spending every second of my day with this boy.

Life  (1 of 3) editedThat moment right there.  Catching my boy in his pi’s, wearing his cowboy hat that he pulled out of his closet is worth every cent I no longer make working full time.  It’s tiny moments like this through out the day that I now get to enjoy first hand that make it worth it.

I want to make sure I point out that I am not in anyway saying women can’t work full time and be good mothers. Because I know women who do it all and freaking rock at it.  I think we can all agree that the environment in which you work has a lot to do with how successful, not to mention happy, you are when it comes to working full time and raising a family.  I’ve known a truly inspiring, healthy, supportive environment and I’ve known the complete opposite.  I’ll leave it at that and let you decide which environment was the most recent 🙂

Life has drastically slowed down for us and it couldn’t be better.  I can actually stay awake past 8pm!  It’s a miracle!  However, we are down 1 full-time income.  Ouch.  So get ready for some frugal spending tips when it comes to the grocery and outings with Sam that keep us alive and well!

Life 2&3 editedI can’t wait to post Sammy boy and his adorable Halloween costume.  Stay tuned for some healthy, Halloween treats that the entire family is sure to enjoy!