31 days… {Leave the Nest Momma}

Last night I had a terrible dream.

In my dream I dropped Lala off at kindergarten with no snacks or lunch and forgot to pick up Little Em from daycare.

I think I might be starting to feel a little uneasy about the changes that are coming next month.

I have been a stay at home mom since January 2006.

5 and a half years people!

I have worked a little here and there and took a few classes to finish of my bachelorette degree.  But for the most part, at home.

My oldest attended daycare twice a week for a year or so, but my youngest has not. Ever. Other then an hour here and there at the gym daycare, she is always with me.

September 1st Little Em starts all-day daycare and Lala starts full-time kindergarten.

And, as for me, I am starting graduate school. *Gulp*

These 31 days are my last days as a full-time stay at home mom.

The 3 Musketeers are being split up and sent off to be instructed and taken care of by others.


I have very mixed feelings about this. Part of me craves an adult life, school, work, friends, the outside world.

Part of me is very sad. We have been very lucky that I was able to stay home with the kids as long as I did. We live in a great community so they socialize lots while still having the benefits of staying home with Momma.

We can sleep in, usually have no place to be or schedule to keep. I am the one teaching my children how to be in the world, how to treat others, not someone else.

Soon, this will not be the case.

I hope I have given my girls a good start.

We will find out soon enough.


*This is part of a series I will be posting all this month. Here I will discuss how I approach leaving the nest and going back out into the world.

** Please contact me at amountainmomma @ gmail.com if you are going back to work or school this September. I would love to have you guest post here in this series.




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