March 18, 2014

Welcome to The Stay-at-Home Life

A blog is similar to a new baby -- lots of planning, a bit of worry, and many dreams of what is to come. I am celebrating the birth of my new blog by introducing myself and giving you a little taste of the fun to come.

What's in a name
The Stay-at-Home Life sums up my life -- I'm a stay at home mom -- and the blog -- anything and everything about the life of a SAHM. I figured I'd name it something that sums it all up nicely.

What you'll find
You'll see posts sharing the things I love, home improvement and DIY projects, crafts I do with the kids, recipes, ways to save precious moola, the insanity of being a SAHM and wife, and so much more. It's a big, decadent, sweet smelling potpourri of country charm, Southern hospitality, and mommy goodness all wrapped up for your reading pleasure. 

About the author
I'm Melissa (M) -- wife, stay-at-home mom, freelance writer and editor, cook, baker, child educator, planner, budgeter, child fit mediator, diaper changer, household manager, crafter, shopper, DIY-er, and multitasking extraordinaire Southern country mom.  I have a toddler girl, M2, and baby boy, B.

My husband, A, and I married while living in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Our wedding took place outdoors at a historic venue in the mountains of Virgina. We thought it would be great to live closer nature but didn't think it would be possible. As it happens, it was.

We left big city life for small town, country living in Virginia soon after M2 was born. That meant leaving my office job at a health care company and moving away from friends and family. In exchange, I get to spend more time with my kids, blog, and freelance. B joined our family about a year and a half later.

With this new life we own our first house, yard, garden, and space for my culinary endeavors. It's taken some adjustment, but I find country living is the life for me.

Before becoming a SAHM/blogger/freelance writer, editor, and proofreader, I worked as a writer, editor, and proofreader (surprise!) for a variety of non-profit and for-profit companies doing marketing, public relations, and journalism. I love being a mom and writing and editing, so what I do now is really what I love most.

I appreciate all your support and am so excited about what is to come.

Connect with me
You're always welcome to email me directly at TheStayAtHomeLife at or via the Contact Me tab with questions, comments, feedback, and suggestions. I LOVE hearing your responses to articles via post comments as well. I read every single one, I promise!

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