I am a new stay at home mom in Houston, TX and I am getting adjusted to this new way of life. I am amazed how the day passes quickly now that I am home all day! When I worked full-time, it dragged on for me, and now many times I look at the clock and see that my husband will be home soon and I am not even close to having supper ready and I haven't even made the bed! I have a new profound respect for full-time stay at home mothers. I hope to get really good at cooking so that it doesn't take SO much of my time, because it does. I need to get the experience necessary to get me to the point where I don't need to measure everything and most importantly, where I will be able to have an idea about what to make with what we have in the fridge without going to get a recipe every time. Gosh, I hope for that! My husband is Arab and grew up overseas to home cooked meals every single day, and I have alot to live up to. I atleast feel confident in my ability to know what needs to be done next time when a dish doesn't taste as good as I would have hoped. My husband has been impressed so far thanks to this website, but I am no where near his mom! You know those moments right when your husband is taking his first bite of a dish that you spent a hour or two making -- you are pretending not to be paying attention to his reaction, but you are eagerly awaiting that "MMmmmmmm". That is me almost every evening.