Coming Home

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I am so, so happy I clicked over to the blog Alli-n-Son from Sarah’s Your Life, Your Blog carnival this week. The title of Alli’s post–about moving from being a work-outside-the-home-mom to a stay-at-home-mom–definitely spoke to me!

So I’ve been browsing back through some of her posts and read one about her plans for her first day as a stay-at-home-mom. Wow. Now that’s something to think about!

I have dreamed about being a SAHM for a long time. Long before Libbie was in my belly, long before Mr. V and I had even talked about marriage, my heart was to be at home with my future children. I am so, so excited that this dream will finally be coming to fruition as soon as we can sell our house and get out of Nashville and to Chattanooga.


The thing is, I don’t KNOW Chattanooga! I could probably tell you what I would do for my first day at home in Nashville. Maybe go to the zoo, plan a lunch with Jill, walk around Radnor Lake with Libbie in the Ergo, and take a long and blissful nap. I’ve always wanted to take my babies to a marionette show or story time at the gorgeous Main Library, hang out with a MOPS group, and go to Wednesday morning Bible study at church.

But, I’m not going to be here, in this city that I know. And really, I don’t know much about Chattanooga. I know we live sort of near a mall. We have a sweet little backyard to play in. I know where Target is and of a cute little thrift store. I know I want to get year passes for the aquarium and the children’s museum.

For that first day, though? I have no clue. I’d be happy to take any suggestions from those local to Chattanooga!

Really, it doesn’t matter. Because I will be home. I am thrilled.

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7 thoughts on “Coming Home

  1. Hi – I was just clicking through several different recipe blogs and ended up here at your site for the first time. I don't really know Chattanooga very well either except I live in Atlanta & my parents live outside of Huntsville, so we meet there sometimes. If you like southern food, you have to go a restaurant called The Blue Plate which is on the river next to the acquarium. They have a boneless fried chicken breast that I have considered driving up there just to be able to eat for dinner. Sorry, that's all the advice I have. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the mention! I'm glad that we connected, hopefully we can share stories and SAHM activities. Now, if you could just sell your home…

  3. Hi, just clicking on recipe links and found this post—I don't know a thing about Chattanooga, but for your first day as a SAHM, why not actually spend it at home? There will be plenty of time to go places and do things as you get settled, but start off by figuring out what you want your stay-at-home routine to look like. That's the best part of being a SAH–actaully getting to slow down and stay at home!

  4. Well, I do live in Chattanooga and can give you tips on fun things to do, especially with a little one, but I have to admit, staying at home (what I do) is a great thing as well. Finding your groove in your home will help you be happy in your new town.

    I live in St. Elmo, at the bottom of Lookout Mountain. We have Creative Discovery Museum and Aquarium memberships and would love to have you as our guest to either, so you can check them out!

  5. You know, I think my first day as a stay at home would be, sounds boring I know…but stay home. There are so many things that I would love to pull and actually work on and finish. I would rearrange the house and make it pretty and not like a bulldozer had run through it.

    I would watch Gilmore Girls with Sally and curl up with a book while Adam played his games. Then maybe go out to lunch with them. Spend the day with my grandmother and mother.

    My niece works at a Target in Chattanooga. But other than the funeral home, that's all the places I know there. Although Bayside Baptist Church was awesome.

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