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Not a new mother, just a new stay-at-home mom

After being in the workforce for almost 25 years, I now find myself out of a job.My kids are 10 and 8. And for the first time ever…I am now a stay-at-home mom.

Did you catch that part about for the first time ever?! As in – brand NEW! Not a new mother, just new to staying at home and being one. Anew stay at home mom (.com).

But before we get into that, I wanted to mentionthat saying I lost my job makes me sound totally irresponsible. Like I putit in a moving box which accidentally got misplaced in the basement under the Christmas decorations and I won’t find it until December. Not quite what happened.They tookmy job. They closed the office, relocated the job back to headquarters 10 states and 2 time zones away. And because I had just moved – oh, and had these pesky responsibilities referred to as a spouse (who has his own job) and a family – I wasn’t really able to follow the job.

They say that losing a job (Gaaaah! How many times do I have to tell you...I didn't lose it - they took it!!) is one of the big stressers in life. Right up there with the death-of-a-loved-one.

Really?! Who are they kidding?? Finding myself out of a joband becoming a stay-at-home mom is the easiest thing I've ever done!I mean, apart from the fact that I've effectively halved my family's income and may be single-handedly responsible for leading them to the brink of financial ruin, it's a good gig if you can get it.Well, ityou can get past that constant heart-in-your-throat feeling, that is.Yep, good times...

It's just that I've never done this. Ever. And I really have no idea what I'm doing. None. So won't you join me as I figure it all out?

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