Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Moses was a basket case

I spotted this church sign on one of my walks with the wee one and thought not only was the phrase so fitting, but also a sign that things are going to be ok and everything is going to work out. Lately I've been bogged down with a lot of thoughts and doing so much thinking that my thoughts are slowly driving me crazy!! What have I been thinking about? Well, basically, what I'm going to do after my maternity leave is over in October.

Brett and I have talked about putting the little one in daycare, but once we looked into it we realized that one of us would basically be working to put the wee one into daycare...that's how expensive daycare is! And truthfully, I would love to just be a stay-at-home mom and take care of the little one myself. The only problem that we/I have with this is the idea of only one us bringing the bacon home. I just don't feel comfortable with putting all this pressure and responsibility solely on Brett's shoulders. I've been trying to think of ways of how I can help out financially while still being able to stay home with the little one. I would love to be able to at least get the bills covered and Brett can take care of the rest.

I know there are a ton of stay-at-home moms out there that are also moms who work from home. I also know a lot of moms use their craft skills and etsy to help rake in some funds. I'm just not sure if i can do that too, and if I do, what should I make?? How much do these moms make in a month? Is it enough to pay for some bills? How can I make the time to do this?

Yes, there are a ton of questions. If anyone has any advice, let me know! I have a feeling I'll be thinking about all this for many, many months...'til October!


  1. Hi Melissa,
    You shoulk talk to two friends of mine. Barbara started while she was on maternity leave, and she is now pregnant with #2. And Jocelin is considering starting a group to help moms think about back-to-work type ideas. She has a career counsellor background. Email me at if you want more info. I know it's a decision a lot of people face here in Victoria. Warm regards,

  2. Hi Beth!
    Thanks for the tips/advice! I'll be emailing you shortly!


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