What can I say....?
I'm a stay at home mother of two awesome young girls. I have been married to
my husband/best friend for almost 7 years and since I left the corporate world
I've always been torn between the life I had and the life I live. When I
decided to stay at home my oldest daughter was 17 months. Months before giving
my resignation, my inner voice kept telling me there was more to life than a
career. Dropping her off at daycare suddenly became mornings of tears from me
not her. I couldn't focus and truly felt a strong pull to stay at home.
Never before did I think I would become a stay at home mom but I wanted to
live my life with no regrets. Giving this new and foreign lifestyle a chance
was worth putting my career on hold. If it didn't work out, I could always go
back. Almost 2.5 years later, I'm still a stay at home mother of two lovely,
Being a product developer for categories such as home furnishings, holiday
decor and greeting cards I was always surrounded by creativity. Daily
brainstorms to figure out 'the next best thing' were not unheard of. Domestic
and international trips searching for the latest and greatest were a typical occurrence
in the industry. I worked with firms on developing innovative products on a
daily basis and choose to put it all on hold for a chance to raise my girls
24/7. I don't regret my decision but do find myself missing pieces of the old
life I used to have.
In a way, I can't believe a new social medium (Pinterest) is helping me realize that
although I still wear sweats most days and shower every other, I can still be a
stay at home mom who has the ability to keep her creative edge. Not only am I
capable of maintaining pieces of the 'product developer' side of me but I can
involve and share it with my girls.