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About Me

My name is Sarah. I love sewing, crafting, gardening, DIY, and enjoying life away from the corporate world. Most of all, I love being a stay-at-home mom.

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Not too long ago, I worked in an office environment. My husband, a nurse, was working the floor in a local hospital, and together we raked in a comfortable income. But neither of us was happy, and our hectic schedules with daycare and household duties were putting a lot of strain on our children and our marriage. So we decided to make a change-I quit my job.

Since we could no longer afford our home on just one income, we sold it in exchange for a fixer-upper. We are now paying half the mortgage for nearly twice the space. And though our home has quite a few needs, we are hopeful we can address them little by little as time and money allow.

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My goal now is to make sure we can successfully maintain our one income household. It’s a struggle, I admit. I am a lousy cook. We still haven’t completely ditched fast food. Neither of us has a lot of practical working knowledge about cars, plumbing, electrical, or managing a household and really holding to a budget.

But we are willing to learn! And the kids are happier having me at home. My husband is happier having me at home. And I am loving it! I may have lost the best insurance and 401k I will likely ever have, but it’s worth it knowing that my children will grow up in a nurturing, stable environment where they will (hopefully) learn all the things that I was never taught-like how to cook.

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So that’s my story. I hope our journey can provide you with information, insight, a chuckle or two, and maybe some refreshment as you face the challenges in your own life. And if you have any tips you’d like to share, I am certainly open to listen. After all, you are reading the dialogues of a woman who still makes soggy rice, finds her shoes in the freezer, and is legitimately distracted when anyone mentions the word “chocolate.” I clearly need some help!