Posts Tagged ‘working mom’

Muffins for Mom

Monday, May 13th, 2013

muffinsOn Friday I got to go with Madilyn to school to celebrate Mother’s Day with “Muffins for Mom.” We had a nice breakfast of fruit, breakfast casseroles, and of course muffins.  (more…)

Sending sick kids to school…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

In 16 years of being a parent I have NEVER once sent one of my children to school sick. I respect the rules, parents, teachers, and children they come into contact with to much to expose them to possible sickness. As a school teacher I have found that parents feel that it is perfectly acceptable to send their sick kids to school. (more…)

A day in the life….

Monday, June 18th, 2012

For some reason my daughter has always had the need to know “whats, next” or “then what.” She is definitely a child that lives by and needs a schedule. She needs a structured day and she thrives in that type of environment. If her day is not structured she becomes frustrated and usually ends up driving everyone in the house crazy. (more…)

Yes, we use summer daycare

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I will confess I am that parent that keeps her child in daycare even when I am not working.  For the past three years we really did not have a choice since I was taking summer classes. However, this year since I am no longer in school we had to make a decision as to how much time if any she would spend at daycare. (more…)

I missed you all day

Friday, April 27th, 2012

My daughter knows just how to melt my heart. I picked her up from school the other day and she hugged me tight and said, (more…)

How do you make it work?

Friday, March 16th, 2012

I had to attend an out of town conference on Monday, it was horrible. I ended up going out to lunch with some other people who also work in my county. At some point the conversation turned to marriage and why so many people get divorced, and that long marriages are no longer the norm. (more…)

Working Mom Grocery Shopping Tips

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.” – Erma Bombeck

My most dreaded chore of the week is grocery shopping. I sometimes feel overwhelmed at the task of taking an empty cart and filling it with things my family will eat during the next week. (more…)

Kids schedules running your life?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing.  What!  Is it nothing to be happy?  Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long?  Never in his life will he be so busy again.  ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

In our home we do not over schedule our children or let their schedules rule our lives. Often parents spend all of their free time playing taxi driver to children. Many parents I know live life in a fog taking children from one extra curricular activity to the next. (more…)

Family Dinner Planning~Working Moms

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Shortly after Caleb was born I realized that being a working mom is hard. It is difficult to stay organized, raise children, and work all at the same time.  Being a mom and full time employee takes PLANNING. One of the most difficult parts of our life to plan is dinner. With two adults, an active teen, and toddler in the home it is often hard to plan meals that fit our busy schedule. (more…)

A Good Rule for Working Mom’s

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Often people ask me “how do you do it?” They are referring to doing a full time job, raising a family, blogging, gardening, and keeping a “perfect” house.   Well let me be the first to say my house is NOT perfect…. remember looks can be deceiving. Some people call me Betty Crocker or Martha Stewart, since I am always trying something new in the kitchen.  Most of the time I feel like a clown trying not mess up a juggling act. (more…)