I was recently in a group of people where we introduced ourselves and shared what we did. As we went around the circle, it struck me how many women announced they didn’t do anything; they were just a stay at home mom.
It made me think of the value (or lack thereof) our society puts on a stay at home parent. Through the course of the day, a stay at home parent wears many hats. We become cooks, house cleaners, play mates, boo boo fixers, and, in some cases, referees.
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Never in a million years would I have imagined myself as a stay at home mom. I am the type of person that thrives on “intentional work.” Add to that I had hormonal issues which complicated conception and fertility drugs were not a personal option for me. After discussing that with my husband and opening our home (and our hearts) to a crazy, lovable yellow lab, we had embraced as our roles as puppy parents and agreed if God had plans to make us parents, it would happen on His time.
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Raising a sponge. Such a loaded thought, but so true when watching toddlers grow. Just like every mom before me and all those after me, I am in the midst of raising a couple of sponges. Sponges are designed to absorb that which surrounds them. But what does it mean to absorb? In reference to children, absorb means to engross the attention of (someone). Kids watch and listen to everything we say and do, which means they imitate and repeat everything we say and do.
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I have wrestled with the thought of putting this journey down in written form for a while. My personal insecurities tell me that it’s insignificant and can’t/ won’t affect other people. But my heart tells me there could be someone else riding a similar path and this could be a difference maker. A few days ago, I was doing my morning devotional and came across this verse:
“We have this treasure in jars of clay
to show that this all-surpassing power is from
God and not from us” 2 Corinthians 4:7 NIV
How much more clearly did God have to tell me to share my story?! And sooo…
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