I recently lost my mom, suddenly, to Cold Antibody Hemolytic Anemia that lead to a large stroke and her eventual death on July 16, 2017. As I wade through my grief, I feel the need to share my process and bring awareness and understanding to my soul and others who are grieving.
I also can’t make myself delete my old About Me post 🙂
April 2011 “About Me”:
In April 2011, I began a new chapter as a stay at home mom. I have always been a person who did it all. I always worked, went into school always taking more classes than I needed to, and always did 110% at work. Always. And it got to be too much.
My most recent job was for Early Head Start. I have my BSW, and my passion is working with children and families. I taught Early Childhood Education skills, parenting skills, life skills, helped people problem solve, helped them work through difficult life situations, etc. My job involved an hour commute and excessive stress.
As my baby turned 12 months, I began to rethink what I was doing. I spent all day helping other families with their children when all I could think about was my own. I was seeing my baby in the morning to wake him up and put him in the car to go to childcare. I got back into town 10 hours later to pick up the baby and get to Boys and Girls Club just as it was closing to pick up my older boy. I’d come home, throw dinner together, and put them both in bed.
So I quit. I loved my job. I loved what I did and the families I worked with. But there will always be social work jobs. There will always be families in need. Right now I was in need of my own family. And I was lucky enough to have a husband willing to commit to being the bread winner and let me stay home with the boys.
I now call myself a stay at home mom with her BSW and Early Childhood Education experience! Ready to take on the toddler and pre-teen years with a vengeance! Who knows how long I will stay at home, but as a person who always fills her plate with things to do, I’m sure I’ll find lots of activities to bide my time!
So, welcome to my blog – a journey to notice the little things that matter and take the time to enjoy them with myself, my family and others.