Mommy, Come Home: Your Turn (with a Giveaway)

Gracious.  Encouraging.  Enthusiastic.  That's you! Thank you, thank you for riding along the Mommy, Come Home journey with me!  I started this series in June, after much prayer and counsel from friends.  It was with trepidation that I wrote the first post, carefully choosing my words so that no mom would feel bad about doing what's best for her family. Your response has … [Read more...]

Mommy, Come Home: What do You Say?

You can read the rest of the Mommy, Come Home series here. If you haven't seen the look or received the (sometimes) well-intended comments, you will.  "You're so lucky to be at home."  "It must be nice." How do you respond? Me?  Sometimes I really want to launch into a litany of all the material things we've sacrificed to keep me at home.  Let the questioner know … [Read more...]

Mommy, Come Home: On Purpose

The rest of the Mommy, Come Home series can be found here. A few weeks ago I left a comment on AmyLynne's post about setting up her classroom: I shouldn't have clicked over here. ;-) I loved getting my classroom ready every year. Such promise in a bright, clean classroom! It wasn't until she replied to my comment that I realized I was fighting the "grass is always … [Read more...]

Mommy, Come Home: Embrace Your Life as MOM

Catch up on the Mommy, Come Home series here. I loved my teaching job, and I think I was pretty good at it.  The money (as far as teaching jobs go) was good, and I knew I was making a difference in the lives of many, many students.  My transition from full-time to part-time-with-baby to stay-at-home mom took as long as it did, in part, because I was uneasy with the … [Read more...]

Mommy, Come Home: Gratitude for the Veteran SAHM

You can catch up on the rest of the Mommy, Come Home series here. ...By their good example they must teach the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be sensible, chaste, busy at home... Titus 2:  4, 5 Today I am grateful for veteran moms.  For all moms who care for the needs of their family in whatever way they are called to do.  This looks different for … [Read more...]