31 Days as a Beginner Stay-At-Home-Mom (and finding the time to blog about it!)

I've been meaning to return to regular blogging, so what better way than by committing to a 31 Day legit blog link-up party? No pressure or anything. It's hosted by The Nester. You may have heard of it. I didn't have a whole lot of time to ponder over a writing topic, so I figured, why not start where I'm at?

You see, I just became an official, full-time, Stay-At-Home-Mom as of last week. I went on maternity leave at the end of July and my return to work date would've been on October 14th. This actually might be news to some people reading. We just feel that this is the best decision for our family and I hope to elaborate some more on that during this writing challenge.

I've allowed myself a certain amount of grace to this point since I am still "technically" on maternity leave, but I am ready to get into a routine and fully take ownership of my new role. And find time to blog about it;) Some topics I hope to touch on may include meal planning, budgeting, the SAHM's wardrobe, and other musings. I'm not an expert by any means, so this may be more amusing than resourceful.

Join me as I document about the crazy? xx

[1/31] The Start of Something.

[2/31] Orchard Day.

[3/31] Sleep When The Babies Sleep.

[4/31] The Job Description.

[5/31] Bonfire Night.

[6/31] Lessons Learned & A Small Victory.

[7/31] Establishing a Start Time...Is a Good Idea.

[8/31] A Trip to the Library.

[9/10] This is Real Life.

[10/10] White Flag.

[11/31] Spend Time With Other Grown-Ups.

[12/31] Family Photos. 

[13/31] No Return (To Work).

[14/31] I'm Not Beyonce.

[15/31] New Life.

[16/31] A Day In The Life.

[17/31] Adventures in Potty Training.

[18/31] Stay-At-Home-Mama Must Haves.

[19/31] Just Embrace It.

[20/31] Outtakes.

[21/31] THIRTY-ONE.

[22/31] Sweet Surrender. 

[23/31] Other Mothers. 

[24/31] Good Thursday & Another Target Run. 

[25/31] TGIF. 

[26/31] Nothing Is Easy Anymore.

[27/31] House Divided.

[28/31] GUEST POST: Jessica from For the Love of Justice.

[29/31] Up All Night.

[30/31] GUEST POST: My Sister-in-Law, Nicole!

[31/31] We Made It. 


It's Been Awhile...and IT'S A BOY!!

I sort of dropped things off after a 39 weeks pregnant post, so you can probably figure out what has been keeping me occupied since then. Well, this little guy...

Born July 28th, 1:39 pm; 8 lbs 3 oz, 21.5 in

Happy, healthy, and oh so handsome. Thanks be to God. The past couple months have been spent getting adjusted to my new role as a Mama of TWO precious little ones and more recently (which I can FINALLY announce) as a STAY-AT-HOME-MAMA! My two weeks notice of resignation from my work was just submitted this week. I'm still sort of in a daze about it, but feel it is the best decision for our family. 

I've had a lot of time to think about life and things while on my maternity leave. About the kind of Wife/ Mama/ Friend/ Christian I want to be. Do I continue blogging? I want to. I'm not sure though if I want to resume writing here or start fresh somewhere else. 600 posts into "soZealous" and it still kind of feels like a big mess to me. Regardless, it's good to be back...xx

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