i have worked almost the whole time we have had children... until the last two years. and i have to say i am LOVING being home full time. i have wanted to do this for so long.
for 15 years prior i have at least worked 24-36 hours a week as an RN but when we moved back to AZ after 2-ish years in maine, we decided that we would try me being home full time.
i just like taking care of stuff here. i love being home and not stressing about my weekend shifts coming up (it took about a year for that weird butterfly in the stomach thing to disappear, thinking "oh man i have to work this weekend").
money has been tighter, and i have taken on the lions share of household stuff, but you know i don't mind it. there isn't that weird transition of me being home to dad being home back to me home. i am just always here.
planning our week is just sweet because i can do all of it! lol
i mean there are bad days, but those happen everywhere, so to me it is just part of life.
maybe i am all on cloud nine because i have wanted for us to be in a spot where i could do this for so long and now... WOOHOO!
i just felt like shouting it from the roof tops. i realized the other day that that funky tummy feel was GONE! and i thought i am finally realizing i am doing this. LOL