Sharing recipes, crafts and frugal living, the challenges and triumphs of parenting a neurotypical child and a child on the Autism Spectrum. Yoga Instructor said goodbye to her nightly glass of Chardonnay to give up habits that were not serving her purpose in life! The CocktailMom name remains, however with a new focus on healthy and authentic living.



After 6 years of being a Stay at Home Mom, I have decided to go back to work. I landed this awesome job with a non-profit, my official title (ahem) is Development Coordinator. I have my own office with a door and a window!!! I feel like such a "grown up"! As you can see from the picture I had to add a little bit of craft to my new home away from home.
I've surprised myself on how easy it has been for me to jump back into the office world. I thought I would tear up when I kissed the kids goodbye at daycare, but I haven't. I am honestly giddy. I'm excited to work on projects that stimulate a part of my brain that hasn't been used for a while.
The boys are adjusting remarkably well. There are a lot of changes on the horizon for our family. On a daily basis I am reminding myself to be in the moment even on the dark days, to embrace and know in my heart of hearts that the universe will provide and happiness will reign.


Anonymous said...

It is nice to see you are making your home away from home part of you. I always said this is part of me when I walk into my office. It will show when you have people come to visit you. I can not wait to see how that tree is outside your window with leaves.

morninglight mama said...

Congrats on the job, Gretchen! I fear that I'll never know how to return to being a working mom, even though the clock is definitely ticking. Your office looks great, of course!

Anonymous said...

Nice office there Sis! You are going to do great things that is for sure. This new adventure will be just what you need to help you concure things to come. Love you Hill

Jen said...

Oooo... you even have a tree outside that window! Nice!

gia said...

wow! Congrats on all of the above. Change is good. I hear ya. So glad you can rock out to tunes inappropriate for kids in the car on the way to work. We all need that time to ourselves...
Can't wait to hear all about your new job. And the rest of soon xoxo

P.S. I have a few ideas up my sleeve that I can't wait to share with you....:)

Gretchen said...

Gia we need to chat! Need to ask some questions about the calendar project. :)


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