Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Finding the balance

When I decided almost 3 years ago to quit my job and become a stay at home mom, my husband and I sat down and discussed how we were going to make it work.  I was scared that I was going to get bored and miss the social aspect of working outside of the home.  I hated my job, but was I really going to disregard my 10 years of university to become a stay at home mom??   Could we make it work financially?  We told ourselves that I would do it at least until Zoé went to school and then we'd reassess the situation.  We are now at that place - Zoé is now 5 years old and starting kindergarten in September.  Where has the time gone!!!
We have come to the conclusion that my decision to stay at home was one of the best decision I could make for myself and for our family.  I'm the happiest I've ever been and that reflects on the rest of the family as well. I love my job! I'm fortunate to spend the day with an awesome group of kids that I simply adore.  They make great scrapbooking subjects as well :).  I'm fortunate that I'm home when Marianne comes home from school and we get to discuss what has happened during her day.  I'm the first person she sees coming out of the bus.  I want that for Zoé as well- That said, our decision is I'm going to continue my present career until Zoé is in 4th grade and then we'll reassess again. 

Now, here are some of the layouts I completed over the last week - Most are of Zoé - the birthday girl - I'll have to make some of Marianne now- to make it even :)

Have a great week and a great long weekend coming up for my fellow NBers.  :)

Princesse : 4h37 paper with Prima, Recollections, Kaiser Crafts and CTMH using a Kristine Davidson Sketch
 MMe Invisible : Bo Bunny, Prima and CTMH

  Ancré : Pink Paislee, Prima, Bo Bunny, KaiserCrafts and CTMH using Kristine Davidson sketch
The next 2 layouts were done with a Kristine Davidson kit that I purchased through LCOM

this one features me!  :)


  1. Jocelyne
    Your layouts are gorgeous. Are u going to convention this year ?
    Miss you.
    I am still on the fence. Gail is going.

    1. Unfortunatly, I can't go this year :(
      Miss you too! xoxo