I know life with a kid is busy, but these have been an especially busy few weeks. On Aug 3, we did the reverse move… after 5 years (nearly to the date!) in Evanston, we bucked the trend of moving further out into the suburbs once you have a kid and instead headed into Chicago. I’m excited to be starting a new job with Chicago Public Schools (www.cps.edu) (on the education side, but not as a teacher), which I was connected to through a leadership development program (The Broad Residency, www.broadresidency.org– you should check it out if you’re interested in doing mission-driven work!). And, CPS requires that you be a resident of the City of Chicago, so off we went!
I have spent the last 10 days unpacking – with the help of Nana and Pop, who have done everything from organizing our kitchen to decorating to putting up curtains to taking care of Natalie. (THANK YOU!!!) And, lucky Jordan, has pitched in on nights and weekends, after very full days of work.
Don’t you worry though – my last week as a stay-at-home mom (for now!) was still super fun. Here are some of the highlights….
A typical morning with Nat
I have had a fabulous 8 weeks at home with Natalie – she is such a sweetie and I feel so blessed to be her mom. However, I feel great about who she will be hanging out with while I’m at work… more on that in a future post!