So, I didn’t think it’d be this hard to keep a simple blog updated. I keep finding things that distract me from putting a new post on here. Facebook, MySpace, emails, blah, blah, blah. I think I have run out of new and exciting things to blog about. Guess I’ll just ramble.

I’m finding more and more that being a stay at home mom is not the norm these days. When I was younger, I thought every mom stayed home to raise their kids and only went to work when the kids were in school and if they needed the extra income. Guess that was just my family that did that. We were extremely blessed to have a mother that was there to cart us around to school, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, soccer, piano lessons, and whatever other activities we could possibly do. My mom never went back to work. She stopped working when she had her first child, and even though we’re all in (and now some of us are out) of school, she still stays home to take care of the duties there. She still drives around the younger three children to school and activities.

It’s a shame not every mom (that wants to) is able to stay home. I think it’d make for a lot more happier mothers. I enjoy it so much. I’m not saying it’s for everyone, but I wish every mom that wanted to stay home could. I really don’t mind cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, and tending to 3 little girls. I can’t say every day is like paradise for us, but even on our bad days I’d much rather be here with them than at a job.

Living on one income is difficult sometimes – stretching $100 for a week until the next paycheck is always fun – but we have never gone without the necessities. Every little thing I can find to save us money is great. I’m always looking for deals and sales and free stuff! We have no credit card debt, and we really enjoy living without that one stress. Credit cards are ridiculous these days. They’ll give you all the money in the world, without considering whether or not you could pay it back.

This wasn’t the most inspiring post, but it was just my thoughts for the day. I’ve learned that even though I’m jealous of those that can do more as far as vacations or buying whatever they want, I have so much to be thankful for and should just enjoy each moment I have with my husband and girls. And the other thing I have learned just recently is that even though I have the credit to buy something doesn’t mean I should. Living debt-free is so much better!


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