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  • BIG Announcement

    I am beyond thrilled to announce that I have quit my day job to become a full-time blogger!

    I cannot fully express what a big deal this is. I have wanted to be a work-at-home mom for several years now, but it always seemed like a far off dream. But we worked diligently, and things have fallen into place. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share more details about my journey. But here’s a quick summary of some of the things we’ve done in the last few years to make today possible:

    We are basically cutting our income in half, and that’s a very scary thought. Ideally, I would have liked to have had time to practice living on one salary before we actually started doing it, but I just couldn’t wait to quit any longer. And with our oldest starting kindergarten this month, it was, in a sense, the perfect time.

    I have loved being a lawyer, but I have felt a calling to do something else for a while now. Especially to be mommy to my children, who up until now have had a mommy stretched very thin from lawyering, blogging, mothering, and everything else. With the lawyering stripped away, I will have a greater capacity to mother, and I am very much looking forward to that.

    Of course, I will also have a greater capacity to blog! I have great plans and dreams for Chief Family Officer, and now I’ll be able to implement them. I plan to start slow, but I’ve been known to steamroll once I get going. :D

    I have to thank my darling husband for all of his support and love, without which none of this would be possible. He always says he wants me to be happy, and he really means it. I love you, honey!

    Comments

    1. What wonderful news!! I love reading your blog and it has helped me so much this past year. I also live in CA so reading blogs from other folks does not match up so much here. CONGRATS!!

    2. Maria Lopez says:

      Awesomeness!! Congratulations. I am in So.Cal and have been reading your blog for a while now.

    3. Wow! congratulations!

      I'll be so proud to say "I knew you when…"

    4. Congratulations!!! That is awesome!!

    5. Congrats! It is so scary to lose that second salary, but you can do it! I can't wait to see what you do with the blog.

    6. Gina @ MoneywiseMoms says:

      Wowie wow! That's fantastic. Kudos to you and your husband for paying off all that debt so you can pursue your dream. You will LOVE being a full-time mom (and I hope you don't get blogger butt because of it).

      :)

    7. I've been reading a long time and just wanted to say Congrats! Great work in saving money so you can do what you enjoy!

    8. Laura Webber says:

      CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is a decision that I bet you will never regret!

    9. How awesome! Congrats!

    10. Congratulations! It sounds like you're well prepared for the transition due to a lot of hard work and planning!

    11. That amazing! Congratulations :) There is no greater job in the world than being a SAHM!

    12. Mommy Shoes says:

      Congratulations!

    13. Congratulations! I am an attorney as well and not a day goes by that I don't want to run screaming out of the courthouse! Good for you!!!

    14. Random Blonde says:

      Congratulations!! I gave up my career to stay home with my children almost 2 years ago and I have not regretted it at all, even though we gave up more than half of our income! That's actually how I came to find your blog – I had to start being more frugal to make it work. But now it's just second-nature to be frugal and all those "things" we used to buy don't matter at all anymore. Best of luck to you! Can't wait to see how your creative outlet (CFO) matures during this time!

    15. After 30 years of teaching college I was finally able to stay home with my last daughter.

      So glad you could do it sooner!

      We are here for you. I'm sure it will be mostly wonderful, but if at times you have a bit of an identity crisis, it is normal after doing other things for so long!

      Congrats. Good luck

    16. Awesome!!!!! Congratulations!! Looking forward to the future of your blog! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

    17. Congrats! What a wonderful accomplishment. I'll enjoy watching as this blog (and your career!0 continues to evolve.

    18. michellenotdawn says:

      AWESOME! That is wonderful news – for your family and for ours!

    19. That is so awesome! An amazing accomplishment with the best reward!!

    20. Chief Family Officer says:

      Thanks, everyone! I'm very excited and look forward to spending more time here with you!

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