Some days I feel like I will be awarded Mom of the Year at any moment and then just as that moment passes someone kicks me off my pedestal. Can you relate? Parenting truly is a roller coaster where you want to laugh and cry at the same time — at the craziest circus-freak show-nut house you’ve ever been to. If you feel all alone at your circus, I mean home, you’re not! I’m sitting right there next to you! And don’t worry, the crazy business that happens in your home happens to us all. If you need assurance that you’re not the only parent with one marble left, if you need some faith-filled encouragement, or if you have time to sip on some coffee with me while we laugh about our struggles then you’re in the right place! Stick with me and lets share those ups and downs of parenting with each other!
Starting this blog (a dream I’ve had longer than being a SAHM!) I hoped would be an outlet to share the ups and downs we as a family experience, the trials I have at being domestic and how our family can make it work. I have never been one to believe in gender specific duties in a home or family (a mild-mannered feminist I guess), but now that domestic engineer is my new occupation I can’t resist the love I have to care for and nurture my home life. It doesn’t come easy for me though after years of resistance! In my posts you’ll see the struggle of the modern day wife and mother learning what it means to be a *gulp* house wife and mom of the year.
My desire to be a Stay at Home Mom hasn’t always been a life-long dream. To be honest, I never thought it was something I’d want to do until I had kids! My husband and I have two beautiful little girls that are three and five – our little peanuts. Ariana is our oldest with a wild imagination, sensitive soul, and a huge creative bone. Averie may be little but she is fierce! She is a spunky, silly, and a busy little girl with a huge heart. Things can get a little crazy around here, even before I was home to “manage” things. The decision to live primarily off of one income so I could be home was not easy and we worked our tails off this past year to make it happen. Now we’re all working hard to make more time for each other, manage a new schedule and maintain a healthy budget.
Thanks for having the intrigue at getting this far into my new blog! Posts are well under way now and I encourage you to click around and enjoy past posts in the Archive. Of course, the best way to keep in touch with us is to subscribe to my Newsletter! Please stick around and keep an eye out for new posts documenting the Peanuts’ Nuthouse. 🙂