Welcome to The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide!
What we moms do each day does matter in the lives of our families. The challenges are many, but the rewards come with time.
I am glad you stopped by! We share all about the joys and challenges of being stay-at-home moms here. Of course ALL moms are welcome, but since I am a SAHM and have never attemtped to juggle working outside the home and motherhood, I focus on what I know-being a stay-at-home mom is a blessing and is necessary work!
How The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide Started
After trying to help a few friends find joy in being stay-at-home moms, one suggested I start a blog. Since I didn’t really read mom blogs then, I have had a steep learning curve. To see how this blog has grown and reached each of you is truly icing on the cake. My goal is to have an ultimate guide for Stay-at-Home Moms here!
I have been sharing here since 2011! Every day, no matter how hard it may be, I always am able to realize how important my presence is in the life of my children. I know the value of a mom at home! My mom was at home (but worked outside the home part time) and many of the moms of my students’ were at home.
My energy to keep finding balance being a stay-at-home mom stems from my Faith in God and understanding that motherhood is a calling, my marriage, my experiences teaching and working in daycare, and (of course) my children. I appreciate so much that my parents created a financial situation that allowed my mom to be at home during the day, and I hope that my children will value the time they were home with me as they grow.
I have an 8-year-old son, a 5-year-old daughter, and twin 2 year olds (one boy, one girl). (Yes, that is TWO toddlers at one time! Eeek!) They are a gift AND a challenge every day!
My husband and I met in high school, have been married for 12 years and have been together for a total of 15. He is a military man who happens to be a United States Marine.We have a work-in-progress marriage that keeps us humbly trying to love each other better every day surrounded by the challenges of military life and four children! I follow him as he pursues his military career, but he says one day I need to write a book that is successful so he can retire and be my assistant! (I am going to need a few Saturdays alone at Starbucks to work on that one! A girl can dream…)
An Ultimate Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms
We won’t always like every day of being a mom, but we can find the joy in it and recognize that we are teaching our children values every day. There is no one better for your child than you! This blog is not only for SAHMs. Plenty of the articles are relevant to all moms.
You will find simple learning activities for each age group including Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and School Age. Every Monday we run “Mom Motivation Mondays” to encourage your week.
Catch “Homemaking Tips Tuesday” for easy ways to get organized, save money and live healthier.
My contributing writers are amazing at encouraging, and they bring a unique perspective of being stay-at-home moms, work-at-home moms and part-time working moms to the blog.