Hello and Welcome to Chicky Mama!
This blog is for lovers of life, the outdoors, travel, kids, creativity, and chickens (not necessarily in that order). Ultimately this blog is about living life to its fullest where you are in life. I hope to convince you that you don’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy your home, your kids or even your backyard. I hope this blog will inspire you to do the things you want to and feel led to do. I also hope this blog will equip you with the tools you need to do that. First, I want to share my background with you.
I worked as a supervisor in leisure travel for almost 7 years. Although I loved the people I worked with and made decent money, working in the corporate world was never a dream of mine. In early 2016, my husband and I were surprised and delighted to find out that I was pregnant (after being unable to have children for over 6 years). It was during this time that my husband was also called into the ministry in Colorado. This was also wonderful news to us, but difficult news- as this meant having to leave all our wonderful family and friends in Kentucky behind- with a new baby.
We moved to Colorado in the beginning of 2017 and I worked at home managing my team remotely. Meanwhile, I had hired a sitter to watch my daughter and nursed her on my breaks. I was incredibly lonely. I worked long hours at my job and my husband worked even longer hours at the church. I felt like I never left the house and most of the mom groups in the area met during working hours. Not only that, but my pregnancy was not an easy one and it left me in a delicate health afterwards and my work life “balance” allowed no room for a healthy lifestyle. We decided that it was time for me to make another big change by becoming a stay at home mom.
In fact, today marks my one year anniversary as a stay at home mom! I have never worked so hard in my entire life but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Although some days are harder than others, I do not regret this decision that lead me down this weird, wacky wonderful adventure.
Money is sometimes tight, being a parent is always hard, being away from family (and friends that feel like family) is so difficult- but I am happier than I ever have been because for the first time since college my husband and I am pursuing things we feel passionate about.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton