I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it on here yet but there have definitely been quite a few changes in our home with both our careers. For starters we’ve decided that at least for the time being, I won’t be returning to the office life, and I will be working for myself and this blog while focusing 100% on being here for my kids. After two really bad experiences with nannies, and almost 6 years of being a full time working mom I just feel like this is my place, and this is where I need to be.
Michael has gone through some big changes at work as well, and while I won’t get into the specifics, we’ve decided as a family that since I am home more, he can take the time that he needs now to really focus on his career. No that he hadn’t in the past, but as two working parents outside the home we needed to often share the responsibilities of caring for sick babies, PA days, vacations and so on. But now I’m here and can take on those days so Michael is free to focus on his work a bit more.
So what does that mean for us? While we can’t predict the future, right now it means that he will be travelling more for work. So its just me and the boys, the two cats and Maddie…fish are no longer in the picture as you may remember.
I’ll be honest, while I don’t love it when Michael is away for work, its not nearly as bad as I had initially imagined it to be. The kids and I kind of have fun with it, we read books on our own before bed and we face time with Michael. We eat the stuff that Michael wouldn’t eat, like Pizza Pizza or doughnuts. I’m trying to make those travel days special in small ways so the kids can look forward to them instead of feeling sad that their dad is gone. Anyways its not a perfect strategy but that’s what we’re doing.
Last week though when Michael left, things went a bit haywire…Magnus got car sick and the rest is kind of history. Take a look below to see our week unfold, and remember to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel to see all our videos when they come out.