so, how is work going, Annie?

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Screen shot 2013-06-19 at 11.53.34 PMIt has been 3 months since my life got turned crazy backwards.  Josh closed his business to stay home with the kids and I took a full time job out of the home.  Thankfully, God blessed me with a job that has daytime hours and the company is beyond family-friendly.

But still. Going from at-home mom to working mom has been an adjustment. In so many ways! I thought I was totally happy to close this blog and just earn money at my job…but that didn’t work so well. I can’t give this up! I love the relationships I’ve built through this. And the connections I’ve made and the practices I’ve learned are helping me at my job.

So I guess you could say I have 1.5 full time jobs.

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Wake up, go to work 8-5. Get home and play, play, play! Clean, dinner, get kids in bed…then it is 10pm and time to blog!

Wait…this does not sound much different than when I was working only at home on my blog. I got probably one solid hour of actual blog work accomplished before 10pm before. This 10pm-12am work schedule has always been my norm. I keep planning on blogging for like 4 solid hours on the weekends so I can have my weekdays free…but then life happens.

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So true, Mr. Lennon…so true.

As for the role reversals? The kids are loving it and I am too! I am really enjoying my job. I have hard days. Super stressful days where I come home and have to vent like crazy. But the good days outnumber the bad. And Josh is loving all the time he gets to spend with the kids. It took awhile, but he is finally starting to stay on top of the house cleaning too….not the cooking as much…but almost. We will get there.

What do the kids think? Oh they are doing pretty great with it. I know Lizzie misses me. But she smiles and says, “you have to work to save up for Disney World, right mommy?” Yes…that is why I work. Lucy hasn’t shown that she notices the change really. David, though – he has changed, and for the better! Now he gets all the daddy time he wants and he is excited!! It kinda hurt my feelings at first. I’d come home and he’d ignore me. But I am very thankful he has Josh as a daddy. He’s so blessed.

Well, it is midnight, that is my cue for lights out.  I have so many more posts to write, things to share!! I can never give up this blog, it is my outlet, my writing!


Written by:: Annie

Annie Shultz has written 2051 post in this blog.

She is THE Mama Dweeb 🙂 She created this blog back in 2009 and loves to inspire and connect with others through her writing. She also loves talking, dreaming, 90s pop and country music.


  1. says

    I can only imagine how much different this must be for your family. But you know what, your kids are getting a rare experience of full-time experiences with both parents. I grew up with a stay at home dad and of course I turned out to be a total daddy’s girl.

    • Annie @ Mama Dweeb says

      Thank you Cat 🙂 They really are getting a variety of experiences for sure. And you know? this is working out for my family (so far) really well. I hope my son and daughters see this and know that not every family has to be the same exact set up.

  2. says

    I’m really glad this is working out for you! We couldn’t do this– I can’t earn enough, even with a college diploma, lol— but my hubby would be a great SAHD if need be. You go, momma! Just goes to show that SAHM/D work just as long of hours as out of homers do!

  3. Jennifer says

    I dont know how you do it! Just one toddler and getting a small business started and keeping the house clean is enough to boggle my mind! Props!!!

    • Annie @ Mama Dweeb says

      Well…..see, I’ve written on here before about how I was struggling to keep the house clean and run this blog as my business AND do the mom thing full time. I DON”T “do it.” I don’t. Now I work at home and yeah….I’m falling behind on blog deadlines and I am cutting way back on accepting other ones. But thank you Jennifer 🙂

  4. Richard Hicks says

    Time management is key to making it all work. It is tough to juggle so many balls at one time but possible

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