Monday, March 21, 2011
Don't compare me to the neighbor mom, or the church mom, or the PTO mom. Or the lady that has 10 extremely well behaved children or the lady that has 1 extremely bad child. Don't compare me to the mom on TV or to supermodel mom. Don't compare me to the mom that is happy-go-lucky or to the mom who plays all day with her children. Don't compare me to the mom that has a facebook account or to the one who doesn't. Don't compare me to the thin mom or the not-so-thin mom. Don't compare me to the mom who has it all or to the one who doesn't. This is the conversation I have with MYSELF daily. I try not to compare myself but I do, instead I need to see myself in the eyes of the ONE who made me. To Him , I am beautiful, perfect and a wonderful mother. That's all that matters.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I absolutely love be a SAHM! It is the most rewarding job I ever had. No, I get no days off (although I do get an occasional girls' night out) or pay, but the time spent with my children is worth it! I loved when I was growing up, my mom was always there in the summer and when I came home from school. It was my security. I get the argument.."well I just can't afford to stay at home" Well first of all, get rid of the things you don't need including cable and eating out. We eat out only 1x a month. Calculate the gas to get back and forth to work and the babysitting when you are at work. If you have to, sell your 2nd vehicle and put back that money to live off of for a few months. Also recheck the activities you have your children in, if they cost money, get them out of them or at least cut back to 1 thing. Your child will survive not being in every sport or activity. In fact, your family life will probably flourish. Titus 2 says women are supposed to be "keepers of the home" which means your home and those in it should be your #1 priority, (besides God) not your career. And if you say "well I just couldn't be with my kids all day" , not to be rude, but that's just sad. I do not know of one single person on their death bed who wish they would have had more money or prestige. They want to be with their family a little longer , hug them a little tighter. I completely understand there are single mothers who need to work, but if you have a 2-parent household please stay home with your kids...you will not regret it and neither will your kids. Until next time, Enjoy God's Blessings Today, Tina
Friday, February 18, 2011
My children only have 76 more days of public school and I will be a homeschooling mom. I just had to say it! I will post another blog about why I made that decision. But in the mean time, enjoy Courtney as she has a 5 pt. series on homeschooling..until next time, Enjoy God's Blessings Today, Tina