After nearly 6 months of it being on my mind.  2 1/2 months after confirming with my husband that this was something we could do, today is my last day at my 9-5.

In about 2 hours, I will officially be a Stay at Home Mom.  With no boss, but me!

Here is all that I want to say…8 years ago I was a stay at home Mom.  Then life changed, I changed and things had to be done differently.

Every day for 8 years I have worked my A$$ off to get back to this place.  Sometimes, I worked at 3 different jobs just to make ends meet.  There was a time when I was on the Bridge card and my children got health care from the state.

Penny after penny was saved.  Bill after bill paid off.  We trimmed, we put money away, we lived without and we have done the best that we knew how for 8 years (7 years of Paul and I together).

This is my reward.  A summer of not paying someone else to watch my children.  A summer of memories with them at the park, the zoo, the beach and the pool.  Enjoying them and hanging with them, when they still want to be seen in public with their Mom.

Finding my Joy in life again, taking it back, playing before I lose all ability to do so.

**Thank you to my amazing husband, without which this crazy dream of mine would be impossible.**

P.S.  I am still working that side hustle…SHIPT shopping for the WIN!!!  But…then I get to work when I want to work and bring in that money so we can still live our best life ❤ ❤

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Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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  1. Congratulations, Joey! You timed it perfectly, with summer just starting. As you know, I took my “retirement” for three months in the dead of winter. Should have thought that through a little better.

    Enjoy your summer with your family. That time is so precious.

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