Changes Feel Amazing

You will notice that there has been a name change. Writing, Kids and Marriages is now Writing, Kids, and Life. Marriages are a part of life (part of mine anyway) but that was too narrow of a topic. I decided I like this layout the best and am going to be making a couple changes to my other too blogs. I may even turn the three into one, if I ever figure out how to do that. I might even take the “website” blog and move those posts here to find everything in one place. I am thinking that my focus is spread to thin and may just put everything on odds and ends since I frequent it the most. I mean not having to focus my thoughts is a nice release for me.

Anyway there are several changes taking place. It recently came to my attention that I either have to file ‘injured spouse” or a separate tax return from my soon to be ex to ensure that I get all of my tax refund (provided there is one). In the past the offset for child support has been done and he has failed to realize the money that came from the tax return after that was in fact my portion which had nothing to do with him. I am not counting on my tax refund to cover anything or even exist this year but I am counting on the fact that I can work my way through anything with a little time and effort.

I am now up to work at 5am. OK so I’m just turning the computer on and having coffee while it starts but that’s fine too. I am currently focusing on my own writing. I am writing at least one diary page a week to keep myself focused. There are more of those already and I intend to write them on a regular basis as I work through things. It’s a fun site and I like to play with the formatting. 

Well, it’s almost time to get the kid off the bus and go to therapy so I’ll be going for now. I’ll be back later to keep you updated on the craziness that is my world. 

Why Do I Work From Home with a Small Child?

When I first began to work from home it was because I could not take the thought of putting my youngest daughter into daycare the same way that I did with her big sister. If I’d have known then what would happen I’d never have let her out of my sight but it’s too late to turn back now. She’s healthy but she’s no longer in my home, the same thing will not happen with the youngest no matter what I have to do.

The baby has been in school for a year and a half now but I still work from home because of her therapy schedules. I was hoping that she’d go full time this year or I’d simply keep her home and focus on therapy. I no longer desire to work from home but I still have an intense fear of returning to the traditional work force. I don’t care to leave my baby in daycare and the fact that it costs a small fortune is only part of the problem. Then there is the fact that I need new clothes.

I made the decision when I found out about my baby to stay home. Well, I made it a few months before she was born. I had lost my job and as my due date got closer I found that I couldn’t find one. Now the baby is 4 1/2 years old and a quick glance in my closet will tell anyone that I’d have to buy a new wardrobe just for filling out applications. I am much better off at the moment trying to rebuild my income from home to increase savings so I can buy those things that I need to return to the traditional workforce and turn writing back into my favorite hobby.

In the meantime I work from home because I’m afraid that I don’t remember how to work with the public.