Life Changes

Hello everyone!  I’ve been working a lot lately, and that is going to change very soon.  I already gave my work a heads up that my 2 weeks notice is coming, and I am in the process of writing one to my son’s daycare.  That’s right…I’m going to be a stay at home mom!

After really looking at everything going on, my husband and I decided that I will be staying at home starting September 1.  I stayed home with my coconut for a year and loved every second of it.  I realize some moms prefer working, but I am not one of them.  After being a working mother and a stay at home mother, I realized I love staying at home.  I never want away time from my son.  When I stayed at home, my “me” time was his naps and when I went to the hair salon.  That’s all I need.

I went back to work when my son was 15 months, got a promotion, and made great friendships and relationships.  The only problems is with my husband’s career the hours just don’t mesh.  At first, I was upset about leaving a good job with great benefits.  However, I’ve been meditating and realized this has been a blessing in disguise.  I am always so sad at work (even if I don’t show it) because all I want is to cuddle, read, and play with my coconut.  I am blessed to be able to stay home and help him learn.  I get to teach him about everything a toddler needs to, and I have so many fun activities in mind.  Don’t worry guys, I will definitely share with you! I will have more time to develop more recipes, make videos, crafts, and really up my blog game.

As sad as I am to leave my co-workers, I can’t wait to be a stay at home mother.  Just call me CEO of the McCann household ;)

Are you a stay at home mom? What activities do you like to do with your little ones?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01431215179067056209 Ali

    Congratulations! What a beautiful thing for your family!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you! I can’t wait for this wonderful new chapter in my life :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04085944100793576675 Tif

    Aweeee…I love your nickname for your kiddo…too cute! Found you thru the Sunday Social! New Follower! Great blog!!!!

    Tif
    Ramblings of a Southern Belle
    http://www.her-southern-ramblings.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you! I love it too ;) Thanks for stopping by! Your blog is so darn cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06274596461952340806 Dani

    Congratulations!!! I want to be a stay at home mom too… I can’t imagine having kiddos and not being able to spend ALL my time with them! You are very lucky!!! I am not a momma but I work with kids, do LOTS of art with him while you can because that subject is VERY overlooked in the public school system and will actually help him excel in other subjects as well as develop a sense of self and accomplishment… Can you tell I’m studying to be a teacher? lol
    Happy tuesday
    xoxo
    Dani
    http://www.thatfitnesschic.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thanks Dani! I have so many art projects in mind! If I even am stuck at least Pinterest will be able to save the day ;) I bet you’ll be a great teacher :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16618831528564187010 Jana

    How exciting! Once our little munchkin gets here next month I’ll be staying home with him for a bit…but then I have to go back to work because my husband is still in school. I look forward to the time when I can be a stay at home mom! :)

    Jana
    http://www.team-tolman.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      I stayed at home for the first year, went to work for a year and a half, and now I’m going back to being a SAHM. Congrats on the little one on the way! I’ll be following your blog for updates and pictures :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11073526635221707340 Football and Fingerpaint

    I am very jealous! My husband and I have discussed the option of me staying home, however due to those awful student loans we each owe, it’s not in the cards :( That is very exciting that you are able to stay home with our lil’ man and teach him the values and lessons you feel are important! Congratulations and enjoy your time home!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Student loans can be a stinker for sure. Try to get as ahead as possible on them so you can! Or maybe you can try to find an at home job?

  • http://bakinginatornado.blogspot.com/ Karen Blessing, Baking In A Tornado

    The thing I love most about staying at home is having time to connect with other Moms and kids during the day. Once a week, try to get a baby sitter just for a few hours and have lunch with your co-workers, then you get the best of both worlds. Enjoy. So glad I found your blog, can’t wait to hear how it’s going. I’ve joined as a follower!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thanks for checking out my blog :) I’ll definitely keep that tip in mind!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11126277060673518461 Ellen B Cookery

    I was a stay at home mom and loved every minute of it. I had the pleasure of doing some side work out of my home too and that was a bonus! Congratulations on the decision!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you, Ellen! I think it’s one of the best decisions ever made

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10565188666150518885 Guru Uru

    I’m sure you and your son are forever going to have fun my friend, great decision :D
    He is adorable!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you my love!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16661727954776890053 Kat

    Congratulations on your decision, it sounds like a fantastic thing for your family (esp. your coconut – love your cute nickname for your son)!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07340155042955636450 AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom

      Thank you! I like his nickname too. It’s so fitting!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14250772812867232700 Andiepants

    Oh wow! Congratulations sweetheart! I’m so happy you are able to do this for yourself and for your family. :)
    You are going to have tons of fun with him!!!
    xoxo
    Andie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09302498123966365253 Emily Meyers

    Hey Lady! I just came across your cute blog via the hop and I’m so happy to be your newest follower! Also I’d love to invite you to a fabulous triple giveaway I’m having right now!

    Hope to see you there, and thanks so much!
    xo

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/08/triple-winner-giveaway.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06393287884809548557 SkinnySimpleRecipes

    Congratulations!! I’d love to be a stay at home mom too.
    I am jealous and happy for you :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05802975986174700725 Julia P F

    Congrats! I found you on the Sunday Social.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14015736468879345608 Leah Smith

    Congrats! I just found your blog from eat yourself skinny. I’m a SAHM to 13 month old twins. I love that I don’t miss out on anything!! I get to see their sweet little faces everytime they learn something new. It’s so much fun!! I hope you love it as much as I do.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08651656823283933690 THE mom

    I became a stay at home mom for the first time October 1st of last year! 1 month apart LOL. I do miss working…sometimes…but I love being home. I get to see my boys off to school, and pick them up after school. Its a really great feeling. I never knew what I was missing LOL.