...I always wish I could work part-time or be a SAHW/M. I get more done when I'm at home part of the day and am generally in a better mood because the house is clean, clothes are washed and folded, dinner is cooked, bills are paid, errands are run, shopping is done etc.
Last year I had a break after I left my other job and before I started this one, and I thought I would be bored, but it was really interesting to find out how much I liked taking care of our household. I was busy everyday with appointments and other stuff.
But, I like having my own money and not being dependent on someone, too.
If/when we sell my house, we could easily survive off Mr. SLS's income and part of why I have been pursuing freelance opportunities is so that I will have a network in place already if we ever have this kid we're working on. I can take a six month maternity leave and that will likely be enough, but you never know until baby is here and I wouldn't want to leave the workforce completely. My employer doesn't really embrace flexible schedules.
But as for right now, it would help me a lot to not have to be at work at 9 a.m. For the bulk of my career I have made my own hours so I generally got to work between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and this is the first time I've really *had* to be at work at the "regular" hour and there's no getting around it because I have a planning meeting EVERYDAY at 9 a.m. that I must attend. Sigh. In the past I used that extra hour to get stuff done, such as washing clothes, stopping at the cleaners etc. Having to BE at work at 9 a.m. is hard for me and it's a race everyday. Not sure why.
Anyway, all of this is just prattling and small talk. What's happening with you guys?