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Tag: stay at home mom

Working Mom, Stay-at-Home Mom, or Somewhere In Between?

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Working mom, stay-at-home mom, or somewhere in between? In my seven years of parenting, I’ve done it all. For five years as a working...

I Want to Go “Home” (Back to My Classroom)

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I've always wanted to be a teacher. I may not have always realized it, but I instantly felt at home when I finally stepped back...

The Sad Reality Of Motherhood Reflected In The Movie Yes Day

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I remember a few years ago when my oldest two started floating the idea of “Yes Days”. Many of their friends had seen the...

Simply, Mama

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This is it, the final shift before I become simply a mama. The last time I’ll step into scrub shoes, the last time I’ll throw...

I’m a Maybe

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Maybe I'm not reliable anymore. Maybe I'm not on time anymore. I may or may not actually be able to show up when you need me. Maybe...

My Husband Lost His Job

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My husband lost his job. Before that, many changes were happening within his company, and we knew the layoff was a possibility. Possibility quickly...

Stay-at-home-mom While Black

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I quit my job. It took months for me to make the decision. I never, by any stretch of the imagination, thought of not...

MOPS: The Lifeline I Didn’t Know I Needed

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In 2016 we packed up our belongings, sold our house, and moved across the country to Arizona for a job opportunity for my husband....

Choosing a Preschool Homeschool Curriculum

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Early childhood is a special time for our children. They are being introduced to the world one day at a time. Our children should...

Chaos Coordination: Tips for Managing the Family Hub

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Head Domestic Engineer. Executive Household Coordination Expert. Magician. Take your pick. No matter the title, mothers are scrambling to meet the demands of their...

Motherhood Work is the Greatest Kingdom Work You Will Ever Do

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Dinner needs to be made. The laundry needs to be folded. The children have dumped out another toy bin. Do these moments cause you...

Death By A Thousand Details

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There’s tired, then exhausted, fatigued, dead, and finally, if you take a left turn at the seventh circle of hell and go down three...

There Is Sound Everywhere In Our House And It’s Often Too...

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There is sound everywhere in our house. The sweet sounds of kids playing. The stressful sounds of kids arguing. The sounds of an unofficial...

Don’t Put Me in a Box… Why Can’t I Do It...

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I’m angry about my options. This week I made a decision, and I wish it weren’t a lose-lose.  Usually, mindset is everything, yet real...