Sunday, August 20, 2017

Back to Work

This past week has been exhausting!

The boys started 2nd grade and I started a new job! They decided that going to Cracker Barrel on the First and Last Day of School will be a tradition. 

I have not worked 5 days a week since before the twins were born. Well, even before that with the tough pregnancy. (There was 2 months in 2010 that I attempted to work. The boys were constantly sick so I after many sick days, I quit.) I absolutely love it. I am a Toddler Teacher for the Child Enrichment Center at the high school. I hadn't planned on a job which included changing diapers, but I love teaching and playing with little ones. 

Going back to work is going to be a struggle and a blessing. Trying to work out the boys' school days, after school care, being part of the PTO Board, Boy Scouts, and working is overwhelming. I am still trying to find that balance and perfect schedule. Things should calm down by the end of September. Being a single stay at home mom for 7 years has been tough. Going back to work is going to be just as hard. 

However, the financial blessing for my little family is going to be amazing. I recently bought a new car, and we have a fun weekend in Phoenix scheduled once a month for the rest of the year. These new expenses will easily fit into the budget. (Plus I am really good at finding deals to help stretch our money.)

Last weekend we were able to spend the night in Phoenix and see the Cubs game.

I hope all of you had a great start to the new school year.