Our family

Our family
June 2011

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Apartment life isn't so bad.

We recently made the move to Indianapolis.  Nick is from Indy and has always wanted to move back.  We both had the opportunity to start a new job up here, so here we are.  We officially opened the Indy branch of Action Staffing on August 1st. 

We decided to rent an apartment because we couldn't sell our house.  We went from 2600 sq ft to 1100 sq ft.  So, 2 adults, 3 children and 2 dogs are living in a much smaller space.  There are some great advantages to apartment life.  We have no yard maintenance and when things break inside the apartment someone comes and fixes them...for free.  I've enjoyed that aspect because it has helped me to adjust better to life as a working mom.

I work a few days in the office and a few days at home.  We put the kids in daycare for the 1st time ever.  I really thought it was going to be a difficult transiton, but it really hasn't been.  The kids love it.  And I really have enjoyed being back at work.  A friend from high school has a son in the same classroom. 

My biggest challenge is trying to balance work and cooking healthy dinners.  It takes an hour to get home from work because the day care is 30 mins away from home.  We usually don't get home until 545 and by the time you start a meal, it's going to be late before you can eat.  So I'm looking into some other ways to meal plan. 

I love Indianapolis.  I'm looking forward to this next year as we grow a business and look into building a home.  I miss home, but I know we aren't too far away. 


  1. I went through this same situation when we lived in Indy. I worked in Camby, and we lived on the far south east side so the commute was long and by the time I got home it was normally 6:00. I did a lot of crockpot recipes. Another thing that helped was using my Saturday afternoons to prepare meals for the week. Many things can be frozen or at least chopped and packaged up ready to be cooked. It takes a bit of getting used to and lots of planning, but it sure makes life easier. I hope you enjoy it there. :)

  2. Sarah
    Thanks for posting that. I am totally trying to figure out how to prepare meals ahead of time. I've seen some stuff on pinterest, but haven't committed to trying it. My crockpot stinks too. It burns stuff. I can't leave it on for 10 hours which is what I would need to do. Any suggestions for a great crock pot?