[and as i post that last sentence....he starts whining..lol]
Now where was I? Oh...right. Peace. lol
When I was young, my mom moved us up to Spokane, WA so we'd be closer to her immediate family. We grew up seeing our aunts and uncles and grandma everyday. Despite that, I spent a lot of time in extra curriculars and with my teachers before and after school because my parents worked a TON! They didn't have the option to stay at home and raise my sister and I. With Charlie being a soldier, that is a reality that we can make happen. I am forever thankful for his hard work. It's because of that work ethic and dedication that we're able to even consider making this a full-time thing.
Currently I consider myself a full-time mom. I have a VERY part-time job at a coffee shop in Seattle but I work one or two days a week. I feel so lucky to be able to see my son on a regular basis and be the one who is actually raising him. There's nothing wrong with moms who work more often or even full-time. Nothing at all. You do what works best for you and your family. I remember missing my parents and wanting to spend more time with them as a child. I also remember always dreaming of being a MOM/WIFE. I'm so old fashioned sometimes it's crazy.
All in all...I'm just incredibly blessed. I have a wonderful husband, a wonderful son, and a great lifestyle...[even though there's a bit of stress at times]. God is truly good.