I'm not intimidated by the time apart, but it is a little daunting thinking about how I'll manage parenting, school, and even things like a trip to the grocery store as the weather gets bad and I get more pregnant. My first instinct was to buy a thousand paper plates so I don't have to do dishes, get takeout menus from everywhere in this zip code, and get a few pairs of ultra-cozy sweatpants. I have a feeling it probably won't work out that way.
I want to do a week-long series on how people handle it all- focusing on being at home during long absences like these. I'd like to have some guest bloggers write about dealing with bigger things like car troubles, smaller things like bringing in the carload of groceries on your own, and taking care of little ones by yourself, as well as helping them deal with with missing a parent- the practical side of deployments and other time away.
If you'd be interested in writing one, let me know. I'd like to publish them in early January after the Christmas Giveaways have wrapped up.
And by the way- two giveaways end tonight! Make sure you're caught up with them, because there are lots more to come.