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Blog Everyday in May Challenge…Days 6, 7, and 8


May 8, 2013

Day 6: What Do You Do?
Here is where it comes to the ever-popular SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) question and answer session. I remember I used to think “So, you’re a SAHM? What is it exactly that you do?” and then I had a child of my own and figured it out all too quickly. Kinda like diving into the deep end of the pool without ever having a swim lesson before…it’s EXACTLY like that!

Yes, currently I am a SAHM. I decided after I had Caroline that I wanted to take some time away from my career and focus on being home with my #1 girl. It’s been a constant whirlwind of emotions all rolled into one, but I’ve loved being home with her and getting to experience all her firsts in life. I thank my lucky stars that we were able to make that happen financially, though it has been a struggle at times, too. Now, as we are about to embark on life with 2 kids under the age of 2 (gosh that sounds NUTS when I say it out loud), I have decided that I want to take on a part-time career and so we hired our babysitter/nanny to come help us out. I have a position on the horizon that I am hopeful will be a perfect fit for me, and am keeping my fingers crossed it works out! I promise to keep you posted.

Day 7: The Things I’m Most Afraid Of
1. Failure: I’ve always been someone that tries to go above and beyond, and sometimes I feel myself taking on too much, but that’s the way I’m built. My biggest fear is failing…failing myself, and failing others. I never want to disappoint.
2. Death: I’m a Christian and I am confident I know where I’ll be spending my eternity, but it doesn’t change the fact that I am afraid of death. I guess it’s something we all fear in one way or another?
3. Snakes, Spiders, and Bugs Oh My: Yes, they all give me the creeps. I am a total girl when it comes to any kind of weird bug/animal and it’s known in our house Jeff has to be the one to deal with all those pesky things.

Day 8: A Piece of Advice for Others
This is so cliche, but I am going to say it anyways…my biggest pet peeve is incorrect grammar usage so I’ll use this platform as a way to convey the proper “you’re vs. your” terminology…

You’re is the contraction form for “you are”…read the sentence with “you are” to see if it makes sense. If it does, then “you’re” would be correct! If not, then go with “your”.
For example…”You’re making me crazy” is the same as “You are making me crazy”.
I know, we are not in elementary school anymore, but trust me, I see this ALL.THE.TIME and I laugh because it drives me nuts!

  1. So jealous that you are able to be a SAHM – and now that I have a child, I totally understand how demanding that job is (while rewarding!).


  2. I can relate on so many levels! And the "what do you do" question is STILL a little tricky for me even though I have so much pride in what I do now. I think I'm always hesitant to respond because not everyone knows what all being a stay at home momma entails! It's NO JOKE, but it sure is a blessing! And I'll be praying that your part-time opportunity is exactly what you're wanting it to be!! That seems to give you the best of both worlds! A part-time gig might be on my horizon too in the fall. We shall see!!!

    And I'm dying over the grammar advice! Yes and YES!

    Happy Wednesday, friend!

  3. Brooke says:

    Love this! Especially the grammar – ahhh drives me nuts. Also to and too is one I see misused a lot on blogs. Ha! Good luck with the upcoming job opportunity, wishing you the best! Xo

  4. I can sooooo relate to your "day 8" topic! Grammatical errors drive me bananas!!!!

    I am a new follower and love your blog!!!

  5. That quote about grammar is hilarious and so true. I wish I could post that in a classroom. Lucky for me I'll get to correct people's grammar for the rest of my life as an English teacher 🙂

  6. I can relate to all of your fears! Ugh don't get me started on spiders, They've seriously held me hostage before until Stephen can get home. Sad isn't that!

  7. Laura says:

    I am trying so hard to teach my 3rd graders the "you're vs. your" lesson! Haha! Love it!

  8. Ashley says:

    ahh! I am so bad about grammar and misspelling words on blogs posts! I need to try better!

  9. Tasha W. says:

    I am a new follower and newbie to the blogging community. Really enjoying your blog and catching up on all your posts! I relate to you on many levels and enjoy the enthusiasm in your writing 🙂


  10. jayme says:

    your so right about the grammar, it drives me crazy! (haaaahahaha, see what i did there? your instead of you're. i'm hilarious) xoo

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