Excerpt from blog post on SAHM:

7. Financial Sacrifices
“I wish I could afford to stay home with my kids…must be nice.” I can’t tell you how much this sentence bothers me! In most cases it takes a LOT of penny pinching, budget balancing, and sacrifice to be a SAHM. I know that if we can make it to the end of the month and still have even $0.76 in the checkbook after all the bills have been paid, it’s been a good month. I fully realize that it’s not possible for everyone, but there’s a difference between “I wish I could” and not wanting to give up a certain lifestyle.
8. Judgment from Society
Our society is not nearly as accepting of stay-at-home-moms as others. Almost as bad as “…must be nice” is “What do you DO all day?” Did you really just ask me that? I know I have a constant need to defend my choice to be a SAHM when someone asks me what I do. We live in a society where women are expected to do it all – family, career, etc. And, somehow along the way, the role of “mom” got a demotion.

I could not have said it better myself!  Even though I am not technically a SAHM my schedule would lead outsiders to think otherwise.  Maybe I am just too self conscious but I feel like I to get this criticism from my "work away from home" moms....


We have had a contract on our house in the city for a couple of weeks now.  Every time I even let myself think about packing my heart starts to beat fast and my breath shortens.  It seems like the most overwhelming task I will have to accomplish yet. 

Well, we hit a hiccup in the road with inspection this week.  Our roof and a few other things did not inspect as well.  I panicked... BUT wait God were getting so worked up over packing...

ah ha!

Lesson learned.  We are so quick to gripe about what lies before us, but coupled with the struggle is usually exactly where we want to be.  Once I saw the vision slipping away I never wanted to pack so bad in my life :)

Hiccups seemed to be worked out.  New roof is coming soon. 

I am still planning and looking forward and definitely embracing the transitions that lie ahead!  My heart now races with excitement verses anxiety. 

Continually accepting HIS guiding hand....