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In Motherhood

HOW THREE STAY-AT-HOME MOMS JOINED THE WORKFORCE AFTER YEARS OF BEING AT HOME.

Let’s be honest, being at home with the kids for years can set you back a few years in your career. It can become quite daunting to even consider returning to work or even starting your own business! However, there are some brave moms out there who have done just that! Today on the blog, we take a look at how three stay-at-home moms joined the workforce after years of being at home.

LESLIE SONN-SAVAGE, ATTORNEY.

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In Marriage

My first Christmas as a newly divorced mom.

I don’t think anyone ever expected us to be where we are today. I loved my marriage. My husband was my best friend and when we met, we quickly became inseparable. I met Jesus through him. We did everything together and I believed in him and he believed in me. We were the perfect match…but in July 2019 my husband and I got divorced after 20 years of an almost perfect marriage. This December, I’m broken, betrayed, alone…and having to go through my first Christmas as a newly divorced mom. 

I would say that most of our marriage and time together was wonderful. I felt …

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A few things to consider before becoming a stay-at-home mom.

Most of my readers know that I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 7 years. I shared my story in one of my previous blog posts. This time around, I thought I’d share a bit more; and perhaps help other moms who are thinking about making the same decision. I wish someone had given me a picture of what this would be like, so I was better prepared – which is why I’m doing it for you, here.

Before leaving your job, I think it’s important to have a full picture of the life you want, after your children have left the …

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How to prepare for life as a stay-at-home mom.

For those who may not know, I have started a series on the stay-at-home-mom life, which is designed to help moms or moms-to-be, think about all the implications of leaving their job or not pursuing a career in order to be at home, full-time with the child(ren). You can find the first two posts here and right over here. Today, however, I have compiled a short guideline on how you can prepare for a life as a stay-at-home mom.

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TASTY LUNCHES ON A TIGHT BUDGET

If you’re reading this then it means, like me, you’ve survived JanuWORRY! Fortunately we didn’t have to live on cabbage and pap, but it definitely wasn’t December ( I like how these words have now become adjectives!) In hopes to get completely out of the trenches and into a more money-smart lifestyle, I have partnered with Liberty Life to share some of my tips for making tasty lunches on a tight budget.

First I want to share two things which helped, before getting to the actual lunches:

BUDGETING

We budgeted for our food! For the first time…in years. We now know what we spend …

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HOW I NEGOTIATED BEING A STAY-AT-HOME MOM

Earlier this year, a friend and I were chatting on Whatsapp about the difficulties of balancing the work  and the home life. She happened to ask me this question…It left me a bit dumbstruck. I had never imagined that it was something others had to negotiate or that I too had possibly negotiated it, without even realising. So, in case you’ve also been wondering, this is how I negotiated being a stay-at-home mom:

My life before marriage and kids

I met my husband three months after I’d turned 21 (he was 25). I was working for a subsidiary of one of the country’s major broadcasters. …

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