Let’s Get To Know Each Other
I’m Sarah. Let me start off by saying, I am not perfect. My husband is not perfect. My kids are not perfect. My home is certainly not perfect. I don’t have all the answers. My life is crazy busy. It’s messy and includes excitement, exhaustion, stress, fun, a traveling husband, over commitment, happiness, a stepdaughter in college, three kids at home, sadness, aging parents, and amazement.
Meet my family
I’m an east coast girl living out west with my entrepreneur husband, Rob, Eva (13), Meg (11) and the baby of the family, Bob (8) along with Tiger (Jack Russell Terrier, 14). Oh, and let’s not forget Kennedy (21) in college. We have a growing business that Rob started about 13 years ago. We have beautiful, busy and kind children we are raising to be salt of the earth in this crazy world. Often you will see me running around in my workout clothes with no makeup. That’s how I roll most days. My workouts are my sanity.
Why should you care what I have to say?
I’ve had a job since I was old enough to babysit and never stopped. I worked multiple jobs through high school and college while maintaining good grades and playing sports. I graduated from Simmons College in Boston, MA with a BA in Management and Marketing and started my career two weeks after graduation at a consumer products company. That’s where I met my husband.
I’ve always stayed home with the kids. That was our agreement. And we’ve been married for over 15 years. After the first two babies, I started to get antsy. Every 6 months or so I would say, I want a job. I didn’t go to college to stay home. A few years ago, I started “working” very part time at our company. Long story short…things at home suffer. The kids suffer. My husband suffers. And in the end, I’m not that fulfilled. I’m constantly asking what I can do to help ease my husband’s stress. He says just be happy and have a smile on your face when I walk through the door. He also says, run the house like a business. So after almost a decade in the making…that’s when I bought the domain name….Here it goes…Welcome to the Domestic Bliss Experiment, my wild ride to find happiness and fulfillment in the joys of motherhood and wifedom.
Why the heck am I making this so public?
Two reasons; accountability and inspiration. I want you to help me keep it real and stay on track. My friends and family may think I’m nuts and going all OC housewives here but I am a big believer in keeping it real. I want your feedback even though I may not always listen. Yes, I am asking you to call me out on my shit. I want to help and inspire stay at home moms…that’s what they are calling us now, I think. I want to inspire you and I want to be inspired by you. Relationships are a two-way street, right? I’ve struggled for 15 years to come to terms with the fact that it is ok to stay home and that can be rewarding and fulfilling. Well, that’s what I am hoping to prove to myself.
I know some women want to work. I know some women have to work. I am teaching my daughters to be strong, powerful, independent women with their own voice. I am teaching them that they can do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING they want if they put in the hard work. And that can be a career, motherhood or both!
What’s in it for you?
Inspiration. Entertainment. Tips and tricks for dealing with the daily grind, kids, family, marriage, friends, finances, fun and the home. You are going to get the real me here. The highs and the lows. I want you to feel joy, empathy (and maybe some sympathy…ha!). laughter, and empowerment. I want you to hop in and take a wild ride with me and find your own happiness. And if nothing else, I hope you laugh your ass off as I try to figure it all out.
If you know how I feel, I encourage you to join me on this journey. Or if you think I’m nuts, join me anyway and hopefully I can entertain you.
I hope we can hang out together.