As I look for work, I'm currently doing the stay at home gig with my beautiful daughter. And I'm thrilled! There is nothing more I have desired after Vivi was born than to stay at home and raise her. To me, this way seems natural, as I was lucky to have my mom at home while my dad worked. And now I have the opportunity to spend more time with this gorgeous, funny child.
Of course it is not all fun and games. I hate cooking and cleaning. My loving husband typically does all the above and work. But no more. I have a new job - and that is taking care of the house, my husband and the baby. It's been a challenge and every day I learn something new. My respect for all stay at home moms has greatly increased. Kudos to you Mommies! It's hard work.
My greatest challenge has been cooking. Ugh, I really dislike grocery shopping and thinking up things to eat which does not make my husband gag. I need a recipe to boil water as I am not blessed with any kitchen skills. But that was the past - now I have Pinterest and the All Recipes app! Total life savers!
I would highly advise the $2.99 version. I was able to sync my saves recipes from the website onto my phone and vice versa. Plus it has a very extensive search function and recipe spinner. But back to Pinterest....
I have successfully cooked a few meals from my pins and crafted quite a few projects I found online. Two more recent food hits have been baked asparagus fries and peach and brie quesadillas with lime-honey dipping sauce.
Not bad for a total novice!
I've also taken on the task of making 90% of Vivi's first birthday decorations. I figure if I start now and do a little bit each day, I will save my sanity and wallet. But seriously, thank God for Pinterest. How else would I learn to make tissue paper flowers and cupcake toppers?