Parenting is such a difficult thing. I’m sitting here with a glass of wine, to take the edge off my day, thinking about my future and subsequently about the years that have brought me here today. I’ve been married now for 13 years and have two kids, 12 and 10. Crazy, I know. Until just recently, I was exclusively a stay-at-home mom. In the past, if I ever had a job, it was always one that I could do at home. But times are different now and I know you can relate. I recently moved to Austin, Texas from Los Angeles and though it was a good move for us as a family, my husband also recently graduated from the USC MBA program and things have been tough ever since, particularly since the student loans kicked in, which in one case was right away! My God they want our money!
The reason I write today is because a month after we moved here to Austin, I got a job because of those pesky student loans. I got lucky and found a job at a local law firm and all was good until the recent holidays hit. My parenting style, up until recently, was to always be physically and emotionally available to my kids and as a result I was incredibly depressed that I couldn’t spend the winter holidays with them as I had in the past. My husband ended up working from home during that time (thank goodness that at least he had that option). This was when I realized as a parent, that I wanted to somehow find a way to work from home again. This blog is about the journey that’s brought me here and the new one I’m starting. I hope that you will follow me and all my musings!
I’m really excited because I feel the world is at my fingertips and I can’t wait to share it with you.