tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post6424695555095068034..comments2016-03-19T18:36:50.735-06:00Comments on My New Lines: The ChoiceSharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.comBlogger9125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-73266876865889247022014-06-29T21:02:52.668-06:002014-06-29T21:02:52.668-06:00I had the same nervous feeling the first time my b...I had the same nervous feeling the first time my boss sat down to discuss part-time with me, I think I should have known right then and there that my gut was screaming, &quot;No!&quot; It&#39;s definitely scary for me...when I look at things on paper it just doesn&#39;t make me feel comfortable, but I would be even less comfortable leaving her. I&#39;d like to secure a job in my field (education) from home at some point, and I&#39;m hoping that eventually that happens, but right now I&#39;m in no rush. We&#39;ve made it through every season with our finances so far (my husband was in school when we were first married, his first job using his degree was only part-time while he tried to get on full time, and then now...me staying home while he works overtime.) I am working about 10 hours a week from home, but boy even that is SO challenging. Sharlee Hatchhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12262625463535852522noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-51763548865611111732014-06-26T19:48:25.287-06:002014-06-26T19:48:25.287-06:00Love this post Sharlee! When I was figuring out my...Love this post Sharlee! When I was figuring out my work-from-home situation with my boss, there was a part of me that was SO NERVOUS he was going to ask me to come in 1 or 2 days a week to the office or worse...3 days! Because I knew my husband would want me to still take that offer, and I knew it wasn&#39;t what I wanted. Luckily, I wasn&#39;t faced with that, but I know if I was, I would have felt the same way as you! I&#39;m glad you are doing what is right for you and JaiseAnn!Laura http://www.blogger.com/profile/14999684457315081240noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-68826429215344524342014-06-25T22:08:11.814-06:002014-06-25T22:08:11.814-06:00I agree, I didn&#39;t want the &quot;Mommy wars&qu...I agree, I didn&#39;t want the &quot;Mommy wars&quot; to become a part of this. My mom was a working mom and I am working from home a few hours every week. I really do feel like for me the best thing is for me to be home, my heart is here and really it&#39;s ONLY here right now. As hard as it was to turn down the job I dreamed of having one day, I have dreamt of being a mom much longer. And I knew that I could deal with the &quot;what ifs&quot; of not working but I couldn&#39;t deal with the &quot;what ifs&quot; of missing out on those moments. Being a mom shocks me sometimes at just how much I love it. There is no place I would rather be. She belongs with me. <br /><br />P.S. I&#39;ve always admired the kind of mom you are! You are so in love with your kids and I think the world needs more of that!Sharlee Hatchhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12262625463535852522noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-70404085003222493482014-06-25T22:04:53.213-06:002014-06-25T22:04:53.213-06:00Wow! Thank you for letting me know about that seri...Wow! Thank you for letting me know about that series. I&#39;m on my way to check it out right now! :) Thanks!Sharlee Hatchhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12262625463535852522noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-26076682060162937242014-06-25T22:02:14.061-06:002014-06-25T22:02:14.061-06:00There really are a lot of options. I honestly am s...There really are a lot of options. I honestly am shocked (and still sometimes scared) that we are really doing this. We really didn&#39;t think we&#39;d be able to. I think that you guys will figure out something that works, you are so good with finances. I found that there are a lot of working from home options, they&#39;re not all great but they are options. The biggest blessing, I think, is that all along we at least planned for someday. We bought our house on only one income and the car on that same income. We always said someday...and I think that is what allowed this to even happen. If I had said, &quot;I&#39;ll never be able to stay home.&quot; I think that I would have just accepted it...instead I fought it and we were able to make it work. I just hope we are able to continue making it workSharlee Hatchhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12262625463535852522noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-7384652954420483442014-06-25T13:20:13.643-06:002014-06-25T13:20:13.643-06:00I just happened to click this link from the sideba...I just happened to click this link from the sidebar of a friend&#39;s blog. But I&#39;m gad I did. I&#39;ve been following a blog series called &quot;Coming Home&quot; on http://www.memoriesoncloverlane.com/. You might enjoy reading the series, but I&#39;m telling you about it because I think you should submit this post. Either way, I&#39;m grateful for your thoughts.Charlottehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07149278608548299431noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-43921279995901628692014-06-25T13:05:48.303-06:002014-06-25T13:05:48.303-06:00I made the same choice when I had Natalia. Our pl...I made the same choice when I had Natalia. Our plan had always been for me to go back to work part time. We are very fortunate that we didn&#39;t need my income, but just thought it would be good for me, I did after all go to school for this job. I had the best situation, a great job that let me decide to work two days a week and not even full days 11:00-5:00. I had two amazing aunts who loved Natalia to pieces and watched her for me. BUT, I struggled with it for a month. I seriously bawled every single time I would drop her off. Every. Single. Time. Charlie and I had a discussion about it and decided I wasn&#39;t happy so there really wasn&#39;t a reason for me to go back to work. That last week I called my office manager and said I needed to talk to her and my boss that day at work. She knew right away and said not to worry she would break the news to him and that day could be my last day if I wanted. I haven&#39;t looked back since. Being home with my babies is the best job (the hardest too) in the whole world. Even on the toughest days I&#39;m ever so thankful that I&#39;m the one with them on a tough day and not someone else. (I&#39;m tearing up as I write this!!) I&#39;ve always said I&#39;d go back to work when they are in school... then I realized I want to be available for field trips and volunteering in their class rooms... so maybe once they are middle school/high school age I&#39;ll get a part time job. ;) <br /><br />That&#39;s not saying I feel like everyone HAS to stay home with their babies. I feel there is some kind of mommy war between working moms/stay at home moms and it&#39;s ridiculous. Everyone does what&#39;s best for them and their situation. For me, staying home was the best decision, I&#39;ve never once regretted it. The Hodgepodgeshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05815497179321377250noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-3740339279025175422014-06-25T11:56:31.326-06:002014-06-25T11:56:31.326-06:00I love this!!! This is something I think about all...I love this!!! This is something I think about all the time because the only reason I wouldn&#39;t stay home after having a baby is finances. And so we brainstorm ideas of how to make that a possibility because I don&#39;t want to work when I have kids.Life with Amberlyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14563884903628606025noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-33644154851608663492014-06-25T10:02:20.119-06:002014-06-25T10:02:20.119-06:00I loved reading this. I am SO Grateful I am able t...I loved reading this. I am SO Grateful I am able to stay home with Gracie. Being a mom is the absolute coolest. :) Tanika Ricehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14297984020304401296noreply@blogger.com