I decided to go to grad school to be a child counselor and play therapist, and I worked as a nanny for several families while I was in school and really enjoyed being with the young kids, most of them I started when the baby was 3-4 months old. And almost all of the moms ended up quitting their jobs to raise their kids, but would still use me as babysitters so they could run errands, kid-free :)
After seeing all of these great families and taking care of these children, I could not wait to one day have some of my own- well, actually, I saw how HARD it was to raise kids and how much you have to give up and so I decided I wanted some of my own, but a few years down the line! And glad I waited so I could start my career to help kids and travel, have fun and do all the crazy things you can do before your life changes forever :)
With all of that being said, i knew from a young age that I wanted to have kids and stay home and raise them. Funny story that on one of my first dates with Todd, when we were talking about what we wanted in life and if we wanted kids, etc. we both discussed how we wanted a traditional family and how I wanted to be a mom one day, full time. He must have thought I was pretty bold to talk about that up front on a second date, but hey, you have to be on the same page about this stuff and if your goals aren't similar, not so good, and better to be open about it sooner than later! I knew it was something I would sacrifice a lot for and was willing to give up any material possessions too.
So, with our move from Austin that fell through, and our quick move to a home in Dallas, and then Luna being born, Todd had to find a new job quick in this recession, and it did not happen as fast as we wanted. So I had to start to work from home when Luna was 3 months old, but luckily I worked from home and Todd played Mr. Mom while he interviewed for a few jobs. Thank goodness he found one and started on Oct 4th and I am happy to report, I am now officially Luna's full time mommy!! So excited, can't even express with words how ecstatic I am to be a stay at home mom now!!!! We are going to have so much fun and I will really treasure the moments we have, as