Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My coming out party!

This is my coming out party- what ever do you mean, one may ask?

Well, when I started this blog I wanted to connect with other stay at home moms and share my long transition from working mommy to stay at home mommy. Well it's just that - a looooong, annoying, sucking the life outta me transition. Realistically I'm looking at 1 year before I can stay home. Is that good? - yes & no. No because it's ONE YEAR! Yes because I realized this is what I want to do now and I can actually make the changes necessary that will enable me to stay at home. Otherwise we would still be going and spending out the wazoo like we always have.

So, it's good and bad. Now on the the coming out party part. What exactly am I going to share with my readers over this 1 year period. I've cut back the bills and shared that. I cut out frivolous spending and shared that. I came up with great ideas of cheap things to do with the fam and shared that. Cheap crafts, coupons, meals -- there's only so much a girl can share.

I wrote a post last week on the real me. It was cute & fun - but it was just the tip of the iceberg. I've decided to come out and give you guys all {most} of me. I'm going to start opening up a little bit more. Each and every post won't be directly about just now much closer I am to staying home, because there's only so many ways you can say it.

So where is all of this coming from you ask? Blame it on Blair. She's my cup o' coffee in the morning. She's the blog I go to each and every day to see what she, Nate & Harry have been up to. She's my, dare I say...Dooce. {I don't even read Dooce's blog because I have The Heir to Blair, yo!}.

Anywho, so I've been having troubles trying to keep up with telling you guys just how I'm switching to stay at home mommy from 100 different angles. I thought, okay what would Blair do?! It came to me - be me!

I have a muffin top too {that I'm working on eliminating} - I'll tell 'em about that. I have a glass of wine with my chicken pot pie too - they'll want to hear about that!

It all ties back into who I am and my life - which is right now focused on being a stay at home mommy, but currently I am a full time working mommy, who starts a new diet every Monday, has a 20 month old {who I've refer to as Baby Boy} who is currently in the full swing of the terrible two's {it's gonna be a loooooong time til 3!!} that I drag to work with me everyday, and a musician husband who is busy all the freakin' time, a little white dog {named Nala, after the Lion King}, a tiny home that we've been remodeling for 4 years {almost to a stopping point} that stays messy no matter how much I try and keep it clean.

I want to come out and share the real me, so that I may connect with others and maybe even inspire them at the same time.


  1. Hi Jessica, I'm looking forward to getting to know you better! And you're inspiring me to be more open on my blog too. xo

  2. love love love

    & YES, I want to hear about wine with your chicken pot pie.

    & you are so pretty. ::swoon::

  3. Hi Jessica. Nice to meet the real you! ;)

    I always assumed we could not afford for me to stay home. But when we put everything on paper, we were amazed to find we could make it work. Especially when we considered how much of my take home pay would have to go to childcare.

    It was scary, and things were tight. But amazingly, we are making it work and it doesn't even feel like we are making sacrifices.

    Oh and I have a 21 month old girl. Who has been in the terrible twos for some time now. I totally feel you there, Mama! :)

  4. hi jessica - love this post! i've been following you for a few... and i guess maybe it was through blair? dunno, i just remember the first post i read of yours was about cooking at home instead of eating out. i like finding new recipes (made by real moms)... anyhow, i'm excited to get to know more about you. and i'm glad i stuck around till now! ~liz

  5. It's nice to meet you... again!