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#1 of 8 Old 09-08-2005, 01:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been on mat. leave since ds was born in early November and today I told my boss that I wasn't coming back. I guess I'm an official sahm. It's kind of scary, but kind of exciting b/c it's been a dream of mine to sah. And I have officially accomplished that dream.

I still have to go into the office to tie up some lose ends -- turn in the laptop, say goodbye, etc. I'm doing that in a few weeks.

My only concerns are financial. I know we can do it, we just have to tighten our budget a little more. We've been doing it without my salary for about 8 months now. We've had to tap into our savings a little, but that's what we saved it for.

Just wanted to share. Wish me luck!
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Congrats Kim - I know how much guts it takes. Every night I stay up b/c I'm scared of that day - - I have three more weeks before I have to fgive notice, I'm on maternity leave too. Like you, I'll miss the money, not the job. It's a scary step to take, but wahoo! for doing it! Where do you live? We're in Monmouth County, and have a great AP mama group.
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Thanks for the support! We are in Hunterdon County. There isnt an AP group here, but the next task on my list is to start one.
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Sending good vibes your way. Congrats on your decision.

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Congrats Kim - I know how much guts it takes. Every night I stay up b/c I'm scared of that day - - I have three more weeks before I have to fgive notice, I'm on maternity leave too. Like you, I'll miss the money, not the job. It's a scary step to take, but wahoo! for doing it! Where do you live? We're in Monmouth County, and have a great AP mama group.

First, congrats to Kim! I'm about to do the same thing! Scary, yet I feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders.

zooteacher: May I inquire about your AP group? I live in Northern Ocean County, but haven't found anyone yet... I'm going to my first LLL mtg tonight, hopefully I'll meet some like-minded mamas there.
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Woo hoo!!! Congratulations! It is scary to contemplate, sometimes, isn't it? Even so, I think that when I left my fulltime job I made the best decision I've ever made. I hope you'll be as happy with your decision!!

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Congrats! I turn in my notice on Oct 15. My baby isn't due till January but DH got a new job in a different state and we are hoping to be there before the baby is due. I am nervous, scared, excited to be a SAHM.
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Congratulations!

Definately hook up with LLL and some other SAHMs in your area.

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