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Special Father’s Day Announcement

Pinteresting Plans Father's Day Announcement - Husband

June is a crazy month for us.   We have more than a dozen gatherings in addition to Father’s Day celebrations with our own dads so we opted to celebrate Chris early this year.   Two weeks ago we took the kids about an hour away from home to Westbrook, Connecticut to spend a couple days at the beach.   The weather was a bit cool but we had a great time being together.  We also saved a lot of money going in May vs. June.

 Pinteresting Plans Fashion Blog Father's Day Announcement

I wanted to share some exciting news that many of my real world friends already know, but I haven’t shared yet with my virtual crew!   Chris is going to be stepping back from his family’s car business to be my right hand man at home.   I mean, in reality he already is, but this will free up more of his time.

Currently I have an assistant, Haley, (who we adore) that helps me with the kids and some blog related errands/tasks during the week.   In the Fall she is leaving to attend an accelerated nursing program in Pennsylvania.   Without her help I would be even more scattered than I currently am!    So Chris will be taking over a lot of the things Haley does and playing full-time Instagram husband.

I never expected our lives to go in the direction they are right now.   It wasn’t even 3 years ago I felt completely disconnected from my husband while he was in the grips of addiction.   My marriage was so lonely and I could never have pictured the type of support that allowed me to pick up blogging as a hobby and then turn it into a career.

Chris and I have very different work habits so we are sure to drive each other a bit nutty, but I feel so grateful we are getting this opportunity.   It will be an exercise in balance.  His parents have been extremely supportive of his desire to take on more of a role at home.   My mother-in-law was what I would consider the typical stay at home mom.   She is an expert at domestic tasks like cooking, ironing, cleaning, etc.   Chris can actually make a better bed than me!   Perhaps you’ve noticed on my Instagram stories we have been working to improve his cooking skills.   While Chris will be working with me on my blogging tasks, this will be a side job to his number one roll – Dad!!    He’s so good with the kids they are over the moon to know he’s going to be home even more in the coming months.

So at the end of the Summer you will see even more of Chris and I teasing each other back and forth online.   I am so grateful for all of you who have supported me in this adventure and made this move possible.   Should the blogging bubble burst – we both have careers we can slide back into, but for now – we will enjoy this adventure while it lasts.

Pinteresting Plans Father's Day Announcement - Husband

Hope you get to celebrate this weekend with the dads in your life!!!

XOXO,

Rach

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  • Cameron
    June 17, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Such an amazing opportunity for your family! Congratulations 🙂

    • Rachel
      June 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you so much!!! Definitely never thought we would be here. I appreciate the well wishes. XOXO

  • Jennie
    June 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Happy that you are doing so well that you both do not have to work outside of your home. I am most certain that your boys are super excited that you and Daddy will be there all the time!! Sometimes we have bumps in the road that bring us to the greatness that we deserve!! So happy for you and your family.

    • Rachel
      June 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks Jennie! I appreciate that. I never expected to work from home – let alone alongside Chris. Excited 🙂
      OXOXO
      Rach

  • Mary
    June 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    So happy to hear this! So many of us appreciate your openness and honesty, so I hope you know what a support system you are for so many people from afar. Excited for you and your family – also hope the blogging bubble never bursts because my wardrobe would be lost without you.

    • Rachel
      June 18, 2018 at 2:35 am

      AW!!! Thank you so much Mary. I appreciate YOUR support and kindness. And I’m always just an email away if blogging busts 😉
      Crossing my fingers it doesn’t though!!!
      XOXOX
      Rach

  • briana
    June 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    great post, you have a beautiful family!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

    • Rachel
      June 18, 2018 at 2:33 am

      thank you Briana!

  • Trish
    June 17, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    That’s so awesome for you guys! Great news!

    • Rachel
      June 18, 2018 at 2:33 am

      thanks so much Trish!!

  • Ruth
    June 17, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    So awesome! Xx

    • Rachel
      June 18, 2018 at 2:36 am

      thanks Ruth!!!

  • Emily
    June 18, 2018 at 1:40 am

    This is amazing. My husband dreams of getting to spend more time with the kids! It’s inspiring to see how your hard work has paid off. You are so good at what you do!!

    • Rachel
      June 18, 2018 at 2:37 am

      Thank you Emily!
      That means a lot. Some people don’t realize how much work it is. It’s definitely kept me going at times I didn’t feel like keeping up knowing that my hubby would get this opportunity to be home more. Good luck to you guys – I hope you get the chance too!
      XOX
      Rach

  • Heba
    June 18, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Congratulations Rachel ❤️❤️

  • Liz
    June 18, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    What a great opportunity!! Take it and enjoy the time together!! SO happy for you and your family!!

  • Tanya Jahr
    June 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Love following you for outfit inspo but mostly for your raw vulnerability and honesty. I find so much inspiration in your story. Happy you and Chris will have the opportunity to work together on this. Wishing you all the success!
    Who’s the little girl I the pic???

    • Rachel
      June 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you so much Tanya!!!! I appreciate the well wishes. The little girl is our friend’s daughter. They were over for dinner and her Dad was snapping the pic so she hopped in.

  • Tabitha
    June 20, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I’m so happy to hear the news about you and your family! I can only imagine how this new change with strengthen your bond with your husband, and that you’ll get to spend more time together. I’m so happy for you!

    Tabitha
    https://shopsiloe.com/