Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

So, here I am...sitting at the kitchen table, my baby girl playing on the floor next to me, front door wide open, windows open, watching the two older kiddos playing outside. I LOVE Sundays. Already mowed the front yard....although, NOT excited about mowing the backyard. It has become quite the jungle. As some of you know, we are selling our current home in Florida and moving to Arkansas in just a few weeks. Therefore, getting the backyard cleaned up is a must at this point. Maybe after lunch when both the 9-month-old and 3-yr-old napping. Ya know, when it's 90+ degrees outside.... compared to now when it's 10:30 am and only 80. Ha. :/

For you all just coming across this blog of mine, or really, for anyone that has already been following, I welcome you!

Much has changed in my life and blog over the past year and a half, but even more will be changing from this point on. As some may or may not know, I have been working two jobs for quite some time.....5 years as a full-time school teacher/educator and nearly 12 years as a part-time swim coach/instructor. Being able to support my family on that income alone was what drove me into couponing. I had to coupon to make ends meet.

However, after years and years of working, three children, two large-breed dogs, and one "inherited" turtle ;) later, I have decided to pause my full-time teaching career in order to spend more time at home with my children. As one can imagine, this is a HUGE change in my life, as well as risk, but I could not be more excited! Motherhood is incredible and as a working-mom, being away SO much, has taken it's toll. I'm sure many, many of you working mommies understand ALL TOO WELL. ESPECIALLY the breastfeeding/pumping working mommies. Talk about some MAJOR stress making sure enough milk/feedings are at daycare each day! As a side note, I am SO proud of myself this 3rd time around. I have now made it 9.5 months exclusively breastfeeding! After baby #1 my body decided to quit on me around 4-5 months, and then again at 6 months with baby #2. So, close to 10 months and still going strong is a record for me! Yay!

Anyhow, as I mentioned above, WELCOME to!!! I am beyond excited to have you following this new wild and crazy journey of mine!

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