Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Where Does a Day Go?



I've been so "snowed under" here lately, what with watching the soaps and eating bon bons all day ;-), that I haven't been able to get a post off!  Not that there haven't been some interesting things to write about, but those posts just don't seem to be writing themselves! 


Since there hasn't been much to read over here lately, I thought I would direct your attention to this  interesting post.   I stumbled across it this morning, when I was in need of some encouragement.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on this post.  Do you find being a homemaker boring?  challenging?  inspiring?   overwhelming??   Do you lack for enough projects to fill your days?   Or is your list of things you must do, need to do, want to do, and dream of doing overflowing, as is mine??

5 comments:

Mom's Coffee Time said...

Hello busymomof10 !! I'm a busy mom of 4. You might think that's a breeze huh :) Anyhow...I've stumbled upon your blog and I love it. I'm a home-school mom as well and I am always looking for other SAHM to keep in touch with. I've just entered the blog world myself not too long ago and perhaps you'd like to come over for a visit? Hope to hear from ya! Blessings! ~Amy

kristilea said...

There are times I wish I was out there on top of the carreer world, changing it and making an "identity" for myself. But, I could never leave my children at school, or daycare, or anywhere. I LOVE being here with them every minute of the day and knowing that I am the one who shapes their future! With the Lord's help and guidance, I hope for it to be a bright one!

I've had to carry the balance of work and home before, and work always got put first. Home got left behind. I do pray that I never have to do that again. My husband doesn't ever want me to work. I do hope to be able to volunteer at places and maybe do a nursing home ministry again, as soon as the kids are old enought to stay home by theirselves for a while, or go with me. I think teaching them to help others is a BIG part of their homeschool education!

At times I think being a stay at home mom can be boring...but those thoughts don't come from the Lord, I know that. Plus, what more excitement do you want then the two year old dumping the shampoo all over the bathroom floor, while the 4 year old is drawing a mural on the wall, and the 6 and 9 year old boys are demolishing their dresser while attacking eachother to win the battle of the Empire?!!

I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING in the world!

Noel said...

I love that post you directed us to. There is so much to do just running a home and caring for children, I really don't know how career women do it! After a day of being at home - I'm worn out and looking forward to a good night's sleep.

Rebecca's Refining said...

You just wish you had that much snow!! :)

I enjoyed the post you linked.

Sorry we didn't chat this morning...I didn't know you were feeling discouraged! Sorry I wasn't there for you!

I sometimes get discouraged as you know...but I can't say that it is because I am a stay at home mom. I can't even "blame" it on my children per say....it really has its roots in my own failures or disobedience...which gets discouraging when seen in my children! Like when the reality of not having "perfect" children hits! I know they ultimately have responsibility for their choices and actions, but I often am "hit in the face" by my own faiilures through the years in training, discipline,etc...

I love having the privilage of staying at home with my children. It is overwhelming and exhausting, but also rewarding! I love it when God gives me little glimpses of personal victories or maturing in the lives of my children! I am hopeful that as they are getting older, those will come more often!! :)

tlmalcolm said...

I enjoyed reading the blog you suggested. I was privileged and blessed to be able to be home with my children when they were young. And then I was privileged and blessed to be able to have a job that allowed me to put my family first, contribute to the household finances and still have time to spend with my children. I also have been blessed for the last 21 years to teach young children and mentor young moms! Over the years I've known women who "stayed home" and hated it, and women who worked and hated not being home but on the flipside I've also meet women who have worked outside the home fulltime and raised wonderful children, had a wonderful marriage and fulfilling career. I've seen women who have thrived at being home full time! So, now as a Grandma (NahNah) as Julian is calling me I am blessed to be able to help raise him. His parents both work hard out side and in side the home! He is loved and cared for my his parents and both sets of Grandparents. He is a lucky child to have so many in his life who love and care for him. So, each family must make decisions that work best for them. Only those women who are content and happy with their own lives can tackle the awsome job of raising healthy, happy children. It is the most rewarding job and the most difficult job women can do but whether or not a woman choses to stay home or work outside the home their job is difficult. And we as women need to support each other as women! So if you are lucky enough to be able to stay home then first thank God and then thank your husband for having a great job!! And if you choose to work outside the home then again Thank God that you have a career you love and then thank your husband for his support as well!! And for everyone love your children! It will serve them the rest of their lives to know they were loved!!

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