As Ruthie reaches the 3 month mark tomorrow, I can't help but think how quickly time is floating by and how wonderful the past 3 months have been at home with her. Before I had a child, I always thought I'd work full time when we had kids- that'd I'd want a career and family and be one of those professional women who have it all. Slowly as Nick and I sank into our groove as a married couple and my love for being around the house grew, I knew that when our time came for a family I'd want to stay home with our kids. It happened gradually but boy was the desire to stay home and raise our kids strong as ever by the time I became pregnant. It really has become that dream job you strive for your entire career. I know it's not for everyone nor is it every mother's desire but I just can not believe that I get to do this every day. I DO work part time from home running our business and blogging here and for a few other sites, and come September I will be going back to my classroom, teaching twice a week, but by then Ru will be 7 months and i'll only be away from her a total of 12 hours a week. I think we can handle that. I have mixed emotions about it though. It's the greatest gig and the hours are so ideal but it's still hard for me to think about having to be away from her for two entire days. Friends have told me the adult interaction will be a welcomed change, however I teach a montessori class full of 3-6 year olds sooooo...haha. I know when the time comes the first couple teaching days will be hard for me but eventually I'll find my groove and being back in my little classroom will be wonderful. And can I just say, single working parents- HOLY CRAP. You guys are amazing. I have an incredible new appreciation for how hard my mom worked raising my brother and I and how dang good she was at it.