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Randomlicious Updates! Happy Housewives Day!

I wouldn't say blogging has taken a backseat in my life,  a more accurate depiction would be in the trunk!

I think about it at random times during the day some weeks and of course, at that exact moment I don't know what to blog about so back in the trunk it goes.

I am finally finished with my Associates degree in graphic design I had been working years to finish since my oldest was 4 and my middle child was 2.  I've had a new baby while finishing my last semester, moved to a new home and it was so hard, but I did it.   I couldn't have finished the semester without amazing friends to help me while I went into work on my internship and took tests at the university! It really was through the support of my friends and my husband that I was able to finish! I am so grateful!  YIPPEEE!!!

I did have a thought today, since it's national housewives day. I have been a stay at home mom for about 5 years now, before then I've held a job since I was 16.  Minus the time I was in Utah for a year obtaining my massage therapy degree and I couldn't get a job there for the life of me. I don't know why, but I tried!

When I was in high school I was a part of the FHA, The Future Housewives of America. I think the only reason I joined that association was because one of my best friends did. I honestly never thought I would be a stay at home mom (my mother wasn't).  I didn't even picture myself getting married or having children at that point in my life. I didn't even know what I wanted to do after high school let alone think about marriage or children!  It's interesting to me that now I am a housewife of America!

I am so happy I get to be a housewife, I think back to what we did in that club and I can't quite remember. It makes me laugh. I think we just sat around talking.  Sometimes we housewives do chat with our friends and it's wonderful!

I'm so blessed to be able to raise my children and spend time with them every day. I feel better knowing that they spend most of their time with me.  I had a parent teacher conference after school one day and as I sat waiting for my turn to meet with the teacher, I noticed down the hall a bunch of children and some teachers. Some kind of after school program going on, no doubt for working parents that can't be there after school.   It made me sad to think when they get home they may just eat dinner do homework and go to sleep.  My kids go to bed early during the weekdays. I just imagined those children didn't get to spend that much time with their parents.

The older two go off to school but when they get home I am here to help them with their homework and teach them how to clean up after themselves and help set the table and get ready for bed. I enjoy reading to them and hearing them read. I love being home with my littlest daughter 20 months old seeing her learn and grow.  Some people get paid to be nannies and I don't get paid anything to do the same things. I work so hard and most days it's so exhausting I don't have the energy to do anything when the kids go to bed.   My husband is amazing and does so much when he gets home. I am truly blessed beyond anything I could have ever imagined!  

Every day is a sacrifice. I don't want people to think, "oh they must make enough money to do that, lucky them!" No! We had to change many things in order to be able to do this. We have 1 income now, when I used to make the most money between us. We sacrificed things and money for me to be able to stay home with my children. It was hard, it still is hard, but I honestly believe anyone can do it.  You  may have to move into a smaller home, you may have to get rid of all your debt, you may have to sell a car, but you can do it.

I know the blessings of being a stay at home mom outweigh the hard times a hundredfold!

Happy Housewives Day!

My lovelies this halloween



Amy Involuntary said…
Please tell me, how on earth do you teach your children to clean up after themselves?! I have been attempting this since they were born, and it isn't sticking! Gah!
Being a stay at home mom is a huge sacrifice NOW, for us. But when we look at the advantages it gives our children, I think it really isn't a sacrifice because it really gives them a leg up in life. Also, how fun is it to be able to love on those littles every single day?!

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