A mother or father who is resigning to stay at home with a new baby or older children can use this letter to explain the reason for their departure.
I must tender my resignation, effective two weeks from today. I am very grateful for the opportunities afforded to me during my time at XYZ Company. But something has come my way that I just can’t pass up.
You may remember me mentioning that my partner, Spousename, was up for a big promotion at ABC Firm. We just found out that they earned the new appointment, along with a salary increase that will make it possible for me to stay home with our child.
Being a stay-at-home parent has been a longtime goal, and I hope that my joy doesn’t leave you in a bind. Please feel free to reach out to me via my personal cell phone (555-555-5555) for a month or so after my departure and I’ll help with any information you may need in easing the transition.