I’m a strong, smart, independent lady who has worked – hard – since graduating from college ten years ago. In 2009, I became the mother of a beautiful baby girl, and also a graduate student, in addition to being a wife and a hard worker. I’m married to a wonderful, supportive man who appreciates my strength as a woman, and has never made me feel like anything but his equal. In 2012, I became pregnant with our second child, and made the harrowing decision to become a stay-at-home mom, with a part-time career of my own making.
My Sanity Experiment is my attempt to recreate myself as a stay-at-home mom after being a workaholic for seven-plus years, and to maintain my sanity as I transition from a trusted, valued employee to a new “career” that is under-appreciated by many because it does not bring a paycheck. This blog will chronicle my attempts to stay connected to the adult world when surrounded by kids for so many hours of the day, to build a career that is flexible and fulfilling, and to give my kids the best start in life, filled with wonder, play, learning and love. And it will chronicle my attempt to stay sane. Children, after all, are a challenge as much as they are a joy, perhaps more challenging than any career out there.