Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Becoming a Working Mom

As of August 15th, I officially joined the world of working moms.  I'm a full 3 weeks in to my new job & happy to report that we're finding our groove.  I still roll an eyes at the alarm clock though - not sure that will ever stop. 

As many of you know I've been a stay-at-home mom for the last year & a half. It was truly the best & hardest 1.5 years of my life.  I didn't really have expectations of what being home would be like, though I envisioned play dates & so forth being easier to get together. There were plenty of days I was bored out of my mind & other days we were moving from sun up to sun down - playing, running errands, etc.  I will cherish that special time I had with Jack though & will always hold a special place in my heart. 

Earlier this Summer Matt's job as an oil & gas Land Man came to an end. We were fortunate in the sense that this particular job lasted longer than originally thought but, it certainly put kinks in our life plans at that particular moment in time & moving forward. We have had to remind ourselves "In His perfect timing, not ours". So with the loss of Matt's job, being forced to put plans on hold & not knowing how long it would be before he found another job, we decided it was time for me to begin the job hunt as well. 

So, I began searching & thanks to one of my best friends, within a few weeks I was able to find a job at a local title company as an Escrow Assistant.  I've always enjoyed real estate so, this is right up my alley.  Although, I've never worked in title so I'm starting from the ground up. I'm truly enjoying learning everything & being the biggest sponge!

As for Matt & Jack... Matt has a couple of solid job leads but, the interview & hiring process for each have been long & drawn out. (Any prayers & good vibes for one to come through soon are appreciated). So, for now Jack is staying home with Matt & they're living it up!  Matt has been a rockstar of a stay-at-home Dad & I'm pretty sure Jack loves having him at home as well.  We will have one more hurdle to adjust to once Matt goes back to work & Jack begins school/daycare full time. (Also, one of the hardest things ever - another post, another day!)

As hard as this season of life is, I'm so thankful that it has all happened the way it has. We got some unexpected quality time as a family, I've been able to adjust going back to work while Jack & Matt have gotten some one-on-one quality time together as well. 


  1. Sorry to hear about your husband, I hear that it is happening a lot in the oil industry. I live in Oklahoma and not only are jobs suffering but the schools as well, it kind of pitiful. Good luck to him on his journey to find a new job, and keep up the good work holding down the fort! Cat

    1. Thank you Cat so much for your kind words! The oil industry is certainly not the best to be in these days. We feel fortunate we were able to hang on to a job for so long. Thanks again!

  2. I loved reading this and know you are not alone! It is struggle daily to be a working mom but I have even more respect for moms and dad that can stay home and keep it all together. I love your little family and have been praying Matt will find the best job available!


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