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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Stay-at-Home Mom

I'm about to pop which means my maternity leave is likely just days away. While I've always been a working mother, I can't wait to gain stay-at-home mom status for a few months. I've done it twice before when my daughter and son were born and loved every minute — even those that were covered in spit-up. While spending so much quality time with my kids is the obvious perk, there are others that are often overlooked. Here's my list!

  • I get to drop off and pick up my kids from school and get more involved in their daily activities.
  • Impromptu trips to the park don't revolve around my work deadlines.
  • An 8 a.m. trip to the grocery store is less stressful than weekend ones.
  • Forget scheduling meetings or appointments, life is all about playdates!
  • Sweats and sneakers is a totally acceptable outfit.
  • My kids will get my undivided attention (well, it will be divided between the three of them!)

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