As my Jason nears his third birthday, I've spent a lot of time thinking about those last few months before we became parents. I already knew I would take a year off of work, and I knew I would most likely not return to my engineering career very soon, but I had no idea what to expect from stay-at-home-motherhood. Oh, the assumptions I made!
Sitting at my desk at work, I'd daydream about being able to cook the healthy dinners that my work schedule didn't allow. I imagined all the cleaning and organizing I would finally tackle. I imagined getting outside every day to take walks and water the garden. Nice ideas, but far from my reality.