Thursday, October 15, 2009

So what is your job?..


So you don't have a job is the question I always get after telling someone that I am a SAHM. Well the answer is yes, I am a mother who stays at home cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner, cleans the house, pay the bills, grocery shop, cut out coupons, raise my kids, do the laundry, and have FUN!

When a child is born their brain is not developed and they learn from their environment in which they are being raised in. In the first five years of a child's life their brain develops more than it ever will in their entire life. So why is it we feel like we should put our child in a daycare? I am at no means criticizing another parents beliefs but I don't fully grasp on why you would not want to do the raising and teaching of your own children?

As a SAHM in this economy I know it is not easy and I understand the struggle. My husband is in college to further his degree so that I can keep my job as a SAHM. We do struggle. We cut out coupons to use at the store, we don't get to see the new movie coming out and we shop in the clearance section. Is the extra money that more important? Think about the monthly daycare bill. That can pay the couple bills that your income covers. Being a SAHM is something I can guarantee your children won't forget. I came from a working mother. That is what made my decision to be a SAHM. I want to be able to talk to my kids about school when they get home and hear about their day. Alot of people seem to think a SAHM is a lazy mom, which is not true one bit. We are moms who have no time for our self other than nap time and bedtime. We work hard to raise our children to be well rounded individuals. I love my JOB, YES IT IS A JOB. THE BEST PAYING JOB, I AM PAID WITH LOVE!

Don't take this blog as rude. I just think SAHM's deserve some credit. I am PROUD to be a SAHM and just wanted to share!

Monday, October 12, 2009

mmm, it's October.

So, if you were to come ask me my favorite season. I would say fall. I love it. There is so much happening this month that I don't know where to begin. First of all, Kerhia started out this month with getting her first hair cut! She was so behaved and sat there the whole time! No cry or fuss. If you are thinking, she doesn't barely have any hair to cut.. She did! She was growing a mullet and I did not want my little girl to look back at her pictures and say "mom, you let me look like that as a kid!!".
Second, Kerhia turned a year old on the 5th! She had a wonderful birthday party and I was very grateful for her turn out. She looked beautiful in her all white birthday dress and I believe she had a wonderful time. My daughter is growing up before my eyes. I am starting to see a lot of change.. those baby fat cheeks are thinning and she is becoming a toddler daily.
We were able to attend the sweet apple farm with Kerhia, my parents and Corey's mother. It was a blast. I was so happy my dad was in good health to attend. He has been feeling great and I believe it is because so many people cared to pray for him and I am so VERY thankful for your requests. I am also glad that Elizabeth (Corey's mom) was able to come up for two weeks from Texas. I think it is nice that Corey gets to still gets to have some exciting experiences with his parents even though they are hours away.
Life gives you so many different things in life and that is what make you who you are.
Thank god for giving me the chance to be a stay at home mother, my dreams have came true.