This post has been a long time coming! You may have noticed I’ve alluded to two big things happening. One was the rebranding of The Momma Blog (now Katelyn B Melton). The second was quitting my job. If you have been reading for some time, I wrote this post back at the beginning of 2018, which is a little hypocritical right?
You could see it that way, but as a mom, your role and priorities change as your children get older, think about siblings, etc. Ava was constantly sick at daycare…like every other week it seemed like. Even though she was at home sick, one thing I realized was that I loved spending time with her more than 2 days on the weekend. I loved seeing how much she had learned at daycare and could actually sit there and be engaged. We’ve all been there right? You spend your two weekend days doing laundry, going to the grocery store, running errands you couldn’t do all week, and before you know it, it was Sunday evening. Yes, me two girl friend!That was exactly the spot we were at.
It took us a while to figure out the best plan. I’m a planner, so there were SO MANY unanswered questions that I needed to figure out before staying at home. How was I going to tell my dad I didn’t want to work there anymore? Would I be comfortable relying solely on Sean financially? Was I really fit to stay at home or did I just like an extra day off? What expectations would change if I was at home between Sean and I? All of these were valid questions we had to have an open discussion about.
Ultimately, I’m glad Sean and I were on the same page. There were many conversations over these topics, so if you’re in the same spot, I highly recommend multiple conversations to make sure thoughts and reasons are truly your thoughts and reasons. He sacrifices so much for Ava and I and saw over time my yearning to be home with her, to be a better mom and wife, and to be able to focus more on this blog.
I’ve been doing this stay at home mom job for a while now and at this time, it’s exactly where I need to be. I’ll be doing another blog post in the next few weeks on my new role, how expectations changed (if any), what plans we have for us and Ava, and any other details y’all want to know!
Thanks to each and every one of you for reading this! If you’re in a similar spot, don’t hesitate to email or DM me on Instagram. I know we could all love an open conversation!