This journey starts now as my three monkeys jump all around me on the bed (I should really find another place to write…) I gave my two-week’s notice at work last week. Why? Well my super fabulous nanny announced to me last month that she needs to move back to New Brunswick. What? Was my first reaction, but wait a second… is it happiness that I feel in my heart? Is this not the perfect occasion to leave a job I don’t like and come back home to take care of my children? Well yes it is! I just have to convince my husband that I can make up the mere $500/month that I bring home after paying the nanny and the Canada Revenue Agency.
My plan? To be home with my kids and make money at the same time to support my family. How am I going to do this? By putting myself in challenging and sometime uncomfortable situations. The goal? To be happier doing something that allows me to grow as a person and a mother.
The next few months will determine if we can continue with our current lifestyle based on my income or if we need to send our kids to work. Ideally, and between you and me, I just don’t want to feel worried when I buy one of my boys a new pair of shoes wondering if our budget can take it. I want to keep the lifestyle and stop the worrying. How does that look? I need to make enough money working on my new project, which will involve the above-mentioned challenging and uncomfortable situations.
Let me now introduce myself as the new City of Toronto Manager for mom inc. movement. I will need to master the use of social media, build a network of like-minded women and businesses, connect businesses with my growing community, and write about it all while looking after my three boys. It think it’s crazy, but crazy fabulous! I can’t wait to see where it will take us.
My first task is to sort out my family’s finances and see where we can save money. So while I play around with Facebook and Twitter and learn how to use HootSuite and Podio, I will also meet with Maria N. Angelova, a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at www.moms-financial-fitness.com.
I also hope to find a substitute for my no-good Smart phone. I’m leaning towards an iphone, but very tempted by the new Samsung Galaxy. Feel free to comment.
Nadia Frost is the mother of three boys living in Toronto, but originally from a small town outside of Quebec city. She also spent 15 years in Vancouver where she met her husband at the University of Victoria. She has recently left her job and became the Toronto City Manager for mom inc. movement. Her blog reveals her trials and triumphs of working at home!