Monday, January 26, 2009

Did you ever have to Make up Your Mind???....

First Things First....I am Excited to announce the Winner of My First Giveaway....Thank You to Everyone who Entered.....Sorry I'm having Major Malfunctions....

And...I have decided to giveaway 2 Copies....instead of one....so I have Two Winners


The First Winner Picked by Random.org was 26....

valerie2350 said...
blogged entry 2
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/01/projectmommyhood-book-giveaway-12509.html

January 23, 2009 2:35 AM

And the Second winner is 38

MissHeather said...
not sure if the contest is over as it's 11:21 here but if i can be included i'd love to be entered as a first time mom and also a bargain shopper i'd love to read this book!

January 26, 2009 12:21 AM


Congratulations.....



My Career.....

that past life...where I would dress up...wear high heels....have meetings...and conference calls....deal with buyers....store managers....and customers.....

A life where family, holidays....and sometimes sanity would take a back seat to long nights...longer days....and extra long weekends....

So why on earth...would I be having second thoughts about leaving that life behind...for a more peaceful....happy....stressfree life at home with Pooh...

Because I'm nuts....that's why.... I seriously need to find a group for displaced ex-workaholics....

I tend to think my neurosis stems more from a fear of lack of personal security and independence...than from wanting to deal with the atypical american shopper everyday....

that or I'm not good at laying the smackdown on my little nagging self .....the one who wears the Loubitans...and uses those heels to put lots of little holes in my self confidence as a productive member of our little family unit....





Couple that ...with a phone call from Nordstrom the other day....asking me if I'd like to take a management position available at a new store opening in March...when there are tons of extremely capable actively working canidates available for the taking...

I have to say...it did my ego good....made me feel..."Hey they miss me"...."I did such an outstanding job...they're willing to bypass others...and offer it to me..."....I think I walked a little taller after listening to the message a couple of times....just to make sure I heard it right.

Of course I also walk a little taller when Pooh does something baby amazing...like belch and fart at the same time....

I'm going to try and look at it this way...

On one hand we have.....crazy corporate america calling...waving a paycheck....cool clothes....and giving me the satisfaction of knowing I'm contributing to the family finances....

Or ....on the other hand...we have sweet...drool faced pooh calling...waving...a cookie in his chubby hands....the promise of tons of poopy diapers and toothy grins...and giving me the satisfaction of knowing I'm doing something important for my son...

Oh what to do, what to do...

I know....kick my little nagging
self with the loubitans....right in her ass....that's what....

22 comments:

Cindy said...

If you really want to work, wait until pooh is like in 1st or second grade. Don't miss this time you have now.

Nicole O'Dell said...

I loved this post...can identify with a lot of it.

:)

ashleefay4806 said...

I also agree with the "ex-workaholic" group. I ended up quitting my job too early (because frankly, I hated my DM who was my immediate boss) and have been bored just waiting for my son to Arrive.

Aaron, Amy and Madeline said...

Enjoy him now! He's only little once as I am sure people have told you. As a working mommy, I can only dream of staying at home with my baby. You're truly fortunate!!! Congrats on having the opportunity to be a full time mom!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

There is no right answer to this one. Only the answer that is right for you....and even after you make your choice....you will second guess it every day.

I'm a full time Stay at home/ Work from home Mom. My office is in my home and I still feel like I'm being a bad mommy not being there for every moment.

Do what works for you and your family.
These baby days never come again. So be at peace with whatever choice you make...and go with it.

Jaden Paige said...

I see where you are coming from... But I agree with Cindy. Enjoy the time you have with Pooh now, and when you are ready and he is older, your career will still be there. After all, you were so amazing at your job that they're calling you months later to try and nab you back. I'm sure they'll still have you once the right time comes :)

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

It is hard. I struggle with the idea of maybe even going back to work part time to help with the finances. It is hard to go from contributing money to your family bank account every month to not...

I think I'll probably go back to work after Monkey is in school.

Sharlene said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out Tuesday's fundraiser! It means so much to me and her family!

Kate said...

Oh my word, I have the exact same thought probably atleast once a week, which is down from about 142 times a week, so I'm making progress. But yeah, I definitely know where you're coming from. I can't remember who said it, maybe it was Ben Stein, but he said something about how to get what you want in life, you first have to figure out what you want. So profound.
Oh, and congratulations on your first giveaway, I am terrible with those things. I've tried, but the last time I actually forgot to announce a winner for a couple days! How lame.

Nana said...

Every mom understands what you are going through. You will only have one Pooh. I wouldn't change staying home w/ him in a million years. Of course you know you will go insane some days, right?

sandy said...

I'm stopping by from SITS!
I have been having these same issues lately. But, I have decided that I don't want to miss all the milestones that I would if I was working. Not for any amount of money:0)

Felicia said...

It is good to know that you are still needed in the corporate world though!

Jill said...

If I had a choice I would stay home with my kids and I do.. so that is my life! :) If I really needed the money I would work but I would hate missing all time I get to spend with them!

Rachel said...

oh mama, do i ever understand. i used to be a full timer too. i miss those days. a few months ago i started working 2 days a week and LOVED it. is there anything like that you could do?

Spring Fricks said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. First, your son has the most amazing eyes. They are beautiful.

I have to agree with all those who say he'll only be little once. I am a stay at home/ work from home mom. There are some days when I want to run away but in the end, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Tiffany said...

What a difficult decision. Congrats on being offered the job - that is a boost to the confidence!

Aubrey said...

Congrats to the lucky winners!

I think many SAHMs have this same feeling every once in awhile! I know I do. Just remember, the moments with Pooh, you can never get back. You are home with him and get to experience all the firsts. Much better than a paycheck and fancy clothes and oh, discounts!

Natalie said...

Hi!, I also am a Noah's mummy.I am also mummy to four other people in my house and step mum to two.
Four of them are teens, one tweenie and then babies Noah and Haylie.

In my previous life, I was a library technician, working in the Law Dept. of a university and local library branches, and more recently a student of social welfare gaining distinctions.

Enter Noah and then 20 months later, Haylie.
Now All I do is bottles and bums all day and run around after teenagers.
I am bored out of my brain.
Seriously.
That is why I recently took up blogging.

But here's the thing ~ they literally grow up before your eyes.

I spend quite a few moments every day in disbelief at how the older kids are almost grown ups and i didn't notice it happen.

So , on one hand i am longing to get back and be a contributing member of society and look great etc. and on the other, I realise through experience, that it really won't be for long.

My head is done in. I can empathise totally. It is frustrating for sure.

Raising a good human for the world is surely a profound thing to do with your life ?
Dunno, you have to do what is right for you. Happy mum = happy family.

Michele said...

Oh, I can relate!!

Bubele said...

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi! I love both of your sites- maybe we can do something together soon on your review site :)

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I hope I'm not the only one who knows what Louboutin's are. I instantly felt another amazing connection to you. Ask me why I let my son "play" with my cute Gucci purse, that I never seem to get to use.
Anyway, work is over rated! And who needs a paycheck! Wait, I do work and I don't get paid for it. But like you said, it's all of those other little things they do. Except the days when I want to pull my hair out, then those days I wish I had an office job.

kjamama said...

I think what you're feeling is completely normal...what a boost though to have them call you and want you back! Pooh is so lucky to have such a great mommy...you do such a great job!