Tuesday, July 23, 2013



that's the number of days that i have been a stay-at-home mom. let me tell you, they were the best of times, they were the worst of times. i'd like to think that there are three categories of SAHM's.

the ones who love it. this is it. it's your gifting and calling. your very heartbeat. and {of course} not without its challenges but you're there everyday. pancakes, play dates, and nap times, you're rocking it out. you wouldn't trade one tantrum/dirty diaper/sloppy kiss/snuggle for anything in this world.

the ones who regret it. i don't think anyone is really out there regretting spending time with their kids but perhaps a couple times a week, during a certain time of day, maybe when the babes are being particularly cranky you find yourself thinking the grass is greener on the other side. remembering the good ol' days as a woman with a career and a purpose. painting the picture of the past better than what it was.

the ones that take it day by day. everything in its own season and you know that this is your season. children are a product of their environment and you're working hard everyday to make sure you are creating the best environment for their little minds to grow and develop. motherhood is every range of emotion every minute of the day and some days are harder/easier than others. 

i can easily see myself in these three categories at least once by the time monday has m o r p h e d into friday. one thing i know is that if i want to maintain any sanity in this season of my life is that i need to continue to surround myself with life giving friends, stay plugged in my church/community, and keep in constant communication with my husband. pressure from today's society will come from every direction and without a strong foundation it's easy to think your worth will be found in a career or something else but it isn't. it comes from God and his plan is bigger and better that ours. it's perfect. 
something i don't think any mom can deny is how amazing those little leg grabbing, crumb dropping, alphabet singing, cuties can be. no matter how you spend your time with them.