Don’t blink they say… it will all be over so quickly… man oh man that is sooooo true!
As much as I want to go off on a tangent about how the US Government could do a much better job when it comes to Maternity time I wont.
It seems like it was just yesterday (insert an old man’s voice here) when we were sitting in the hospital. Yet my Maternity leave was already over?!?! 6 weeks off is what short term disability covered. 2 of those weeks were a waiting period. So now comes the choice of staying home for another 6 weeks unpaid or go back to work. 🙁 I spent many many hours crying my eyes out at this
stage… I mean I knew it was going to be hard. But I had no idea HOW HARD it was going to be when it came down to it. This little human relies on me for everything in her life at this stage from diaper changes to boobyjuice to warmth and shelter. Now I know there are great people in the daycare systems… but it isn’t “mom and dad” at the end of the day. Combine that with the mommy fear of not wanting to miss any of the firsts and you get a mom thinking of any and every way that she can stay home full time.
Full time may not be an option for us right now financially but it is my goal for sure! So with the help and encouragement of my
amazing mother in law I decided to take the leap into making some of my passions for all things baby a reality I can share with other moms out there. But what do you call such a fun business? Well it all started with a toot… As I was sitting there with my mother in law dreaming up ideas the little lady in my arms let a grown man sized toot out. From the giggle that we both responded with I knew we were onto something. And from there Tickles and Toots was born!!!!