I am the mother of two very silly small kids.
Big sister is 4, little brother is 1.5.
We wanted to have our kids close in age so that they could grow up together and be good friends.
I knew that this meant that life would be crazy for a while but I had no clue what I was really getting myself in to…
Up until a few months ago, I had a full time professional career in the making. Before that I had spent 10 collective years of my life learning about biology and neurobiology, first in college and then graduate school. I was never planning to be a stay at home mom. In fact, having started working as a teenager, and being so career focused through my 20’s, it was hard to imagine a world where I did not work!
In later posts I’d love to share in more detail why daycare was not working for us and why to have me work was not the best answer for our family, but for now, let’s just say that that with the insane costs of childcare for two, it didn’t make sense financially for me to work. The other huge reason for leaving my job was that once my daughter was able to communicate more clearly, she expressed her desire to have me around more– a request that I took very seriously!
So, I have spent the past few months figuring out our new day to day, redefining my role in life, and finding ways to remain sane without very much adult time. This remains and ongoing process. Wish me luck!