Hi out there!
I thought this would be a good place to find some support and encouragement. I've been involuntarily underemployed for two years now (my oldest son is 3.5, youngest son is almost 1) and it's been a wild ride! The full-time mom thing has certainly been a privilege, but I won't claim that I haven't straddled the border of mental sanity every now and then, not to mention financial insecurity. I'm now starting a small tutoring company, teaching young kids (preschoolers through second-graders) how to read. It felt SO scary to write that deposit check for my little office, but, well, it also feels really empowering to finally take matters into my own hands. I don't know if this is allowed or not, but I thought I could summon some support from other women who've been there themselves, and I'm going to share my kickstarter fundraising link:
Thanks for reading and offering any words of wisdom, and thanks, potentially, for helping me raise some start up money for my new adventure!