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Another Summer Season

In the past, our summers still consisted of a pretty defined schedule, because while my husband and I are both working, we had to bring our kiddos to babysitters (usually family) but with drop offs and pickups, we had to have a schedule; which I am sure many of you can relate too! And my kids HATED it! However, with me working from home, this summer, we had a little bit more flexibility, , which was VERY helpful, it was honestly quite great!! 

However, I STILL had to work and that was something the kids had to get used too; that even though I am home, I’m home working

But being a WAH (work at home) mom, we still didn’t have family vacation all summer 😕Which is tough because majority of my female family and friends do not work, so they can plan all kinds of fun things and vacations… (mommy guilt = ✅check ) but we make the most of what we have, looking at the blessings and enjoying the time I do have off 👍🏻

Below are a few fun times our family had this summer🏕🏖🚲☀️

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Children Of Working Moms Better Off Later In Life, Study Finds

Children Of Working Moms Better Off Later In Life, Study Finds

Children Of Working Moms Better Off Later In Life, Study Finds
— Read on philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/07/20/children-of-working-moms-better-off-later-in-life-study-finds/

Great little clip I had to share! Just because it made me feel a less guilty about being a working mom 🙂

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Start the Day Right

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Psalm 150:6 

Those who preach must preach God’s messages; those who serve must serve with the strength that God gives them, so that in all things praise may be given to God through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and power forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:11)

God is wise and powerful! Praise him forever and ever. (Daniel 2:20)

 

One of my Goals for this year has been to be better about doing devotions or being in Gods word everyday, so far I have not been doing too good with this 🙁

When I think of devotions, The first image that pops in my head, is a quiet, dimly lit bedroom, sitting on my bed, being nice and relaxed and being deep in Gods word …. awww being a mom this NEVER happens! So I’ve changed my expectations and have come to the conclusion “it doesn’t matter”! I truly believe that God doesn’t care where or when you are spending time with Him, it’s just that you ARE spending time with Him! Whether it’s praise, prayer or study, just do it!

How am I implementing this in my life you ask:

  • right now with training at work, I have an extra long drive to work and I spend that time in prayer for my family and for their day(and mine) ahead of them.

  • Devotions at work – my mother gave me this devotional (shown below) about 5 years ago, for Working Women and it is really good! It is to the point, short and has a nice little prayer at the end – thanks mom 🙂

  • but that’s all I am really doing right now…my hope is to do more “studying” of the Bible and I have this “Hope” devotional but I have not been able to start that yet…too close to the heart right now with my dad’s passing.

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Working from home…still waiting 🤔

I took a new role for the company I work for about 2 months ago. This transfer had the opportunity to work from home and I have been super excited and anxious to be home more!

However, I keep waiting with no real, set date, except middle of May to mid June, and I have been praying for it to happen earlier than that and every day I leave work, thinking and praying “maybe tomorrow” or “maybe by the end of the week”. And I am still waiting. And today, when I left work again with no idea when working from home will become real to me, I was discouraged! I keep thinking “why is God waiting?” “why not now?” and I’m totally frustrated! 😖

Working from home, will help in a few different ways like; ease some of the pressure off my hubby to take the kids to and from school, being home for the kids when they get off the bus and if the babysitter is sick or he wants to stay in his jammies a little longer (like everyday😏), my little man, can hang out at home! I’m not saying it is going to solve everything, I did take a pay cut, so that’s something we need to figure out. And I know it can be stressful (different kind of stress) working from home. BUT…. I just want to be home!  Some days I wake up and HATE to leave! Not only my kiddos, but my house (yes, I know that sounds kind of weird) home just feels comfort and peace to me at this time in my life.

So when will it happen… I don’t know! But it’s not up to me, it is God’s timing and I have to be okay with that. I have to TRUST and have FAITH that He knows what is best and I know, I KNOW He has His reasoning. His reasoning is what is best for me, He loves me and I am HIS CHILD! And really, it’s not easy, but it’s just work and it will be okay.

It will be OKAY!!

 

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Working from Home… starting soon :)

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So I did it! I took another position and will be working from home in about a month or 2! I am so excited! Sweatpants and messy bun here I come 😉

But honestly, it was a tough decision! Even though I will be working from home and excited about those sweatpants, messy buns and no makeup. It will be nice that I’ll be able to help bring the kids to school and I’ll be home when they get off the bus. Lots of positives and I LOVE to be home, I’m a “homebody” so it’ll be nice change not have to get ready, commute and just be HOME! (I will say, since all of the drama over the last year with our daughter being diagnosed with Conversion disorder, my dad passing away and some other drama, I have this strong urge to want to be at home…not sure what that’s about??? but that’s a blog for another day)

However, there are some negatives as well  to taking this position – granted I am still with the same company, however I had to leave a leadership role and take a pay cut…not too stoked about that part of it 😦  So we plan on watching our spending more closely and we’ll same some money with not having to commute anymore and all the other job expenses, but it’s still a loss in $$$. Also leaving a leadership role was tough! I worked so hard to get to leadership, that it was hard to leave…but I always told myself that my family will come first and right now, that’s what I need to do. My leadership passion will have to take backseat…for now.

I have already transferred and will be training until I transfer to home. So I will keep you all updated! Keep me in your prayers

Have blessed day tomorrow! It’s Friday – woohoo!!

 

 

 

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Working from home??

Right now I am currently contemplating taking a role, within our company, working from home. But I never have worked from home, I have always worked outside the home, and honestly it seems too good to be true. I mean stay in my sweat pants, hair in a messy bun and no makeup – woohoo!! What more could I ask for? There has to be a downside right? Right?

After doing some research, I found a lot of articles where this type of set up works really well for a lot of people! They love the flexibility, no commuting, no office politics to worry about, less sick days, and better work-life balance! This last one, the work-life balance, along with flexibility, is my main reason for looking into this option. Being more available to be at home when my kids get on and off the bus, is huge! Huge! Them knowing I’ll be there, gives the security and comfort, but also if I’m working, they’ll get some independence as well.

However, for others, working from home doesn’t work so well. They may feel isolated and have a hard time separating work and home. Some said that they felt the need to always work and maybe even greater expectations, if you’re working from home.

Whether you work from home or at an office, there are always advantages and disadvantages to every situation and YOU have to figure out what works best for you and your family! My dad always taught me, that when making a decision, take time to write down the pros and cons for each side. This is a great way to get a full picture of the situation your in and even just writing it down, you are expressing your thoughts and it helps when reflecting on it later.

So we’ll see…stay at the office or work from home??

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Leaving…

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Everyday I leave. I leave for work and I leave my kids and some days this just totally sucks! My older 2 are in school everyday, but while I work I miss a lot of opportunities to be involved in their classes and taking or picking them up from school. My youngest, KC, is 4 and has preschool a couple days a week for about 3 hours, but again I can never drop him off or pick him up from school and most days I only see him for 2 or 3 hours tops at night.

I hate to leave…it breaks my heart 😔 Being a working mom is hard, especially today.