Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Full-time mothering

I feel strongly more than ever that being an at home mom is the best thing for me. I've been working part-time for the past few months, and that's ok, but that combined with school and having to observe in a classroom adds more hours away from home. And. . . I don't like it. I'm looking to get back into pursuing freelance writing again, and with more fervor, because I miss being at home full-time.

I felt inspired reading about a few single mothers who are stay at home mothers. I don't know the specifics of how they are able to do that, but I figure, surely I can figure out how to do so, especially since I know that it's what I'm supposed to do. I just feel it in my heart. I guess I feel that being a stay at home mother is almost synonomous with being a good mother, and I'm trying to fight those feelings of not being a good mother.

There are those who say to just trust God and walk out on faith, and He will provide. It's great to say, but harder to do. But, my job ends at the end of May, so I kind of won't have a choice but to trust that God will provide. I hope that I will be blessed with a great writing opportunity and land back where I belong: at home with my children.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have 6 children and have been working part time for the last 4 years and feel that it is one of the worst decisions I every made. Oh how I wish I would have found another way to pay those stupid bills. My oldest is 13, the youngest 19 months. I had 2 babies after going back to work. My children are still OK, but I do see many problems with them stemming from my not being available all of the time. I have worked the late night shift 1, 2 or 3 nights a week. One night a week would be the most I would recommend if someone felt they must work. I am trying to figure something out so that I might be able to work only on call or not at all. Blessing to you.

Elizabeth said...

Being at home full time is a wonderful thing. We lived in smaller houses, drove old cars, etc., for me to be home with the children. I found that they needed me to be home just as much during their pre-teen and teen years as when they were younger, though they might not have recognized that at the time. That's not to say that anyone else has to do the same -- that's just what worked for us.

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