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Today is Feather Factor’s six year anniversary….yes, six!
Because I’ve been writing here for so long, and feel that the site has become such a part of my life, I wanted to share some news today with you all – that we’re expecting a new addition to our family, due in summer! I never thought I would be the sort of person to attempt “two under two” (three years ago I hadn’t even heard of the term, and had I been told what it meant, would have probably said it was loony) but oh, how things change when you have kids. I could write a whole separate post on how much we went back and forth on family timing, whether we should group our kids close together, the pros and cons, etc, but I’ll save that for another time (or never, if you guys are bored by the topic).
Instead today, I wanted to share some updates on a few parts of my life since having our first child. The first is related to my job. At the time when I took maternity leave for our first baby, I ended up extending my leave for as long as possible, which at my company was around six months. When that was up I wasn’t really ready to go back yet, but I didn’t have a choice…so I quit. At first I thought I’d just stay at home a bit longer until I felt more ready, and then a few other things got in the way. My husband’s work travel schedule became quite extreme for a while, and all the jobs I really wanted, required me to travel a lot as well. I didn’t see how it could work to have both of us gone frequently, sometimes at the same time, with a young baby at home. I know that plenty of other families thrive in this situation and I’m sure we could manage too, but at the end of the day I made a certain decision. Which I’ve been mostly happy with, but at times it has been a great struggle. Continue Reading