100 Days of Gratitude: Day 3
Today, I am grateful that I am able to stay home with my kids and help them grow. Sure most days its insane, and I sometimes I feel as if i’m going crazy but i wouldn’t change it for the world.
I’ve always dreamed of being a stay at home Momma, and being there for all of my babies milestones. With Chase (my oldest) I was in school when he was hitting all of his milestones as a toddler and with Bentley (middle) I went back to work when he was three months old. I feel like I missed out on a lot. Now I’m able to be here for all of their achievements and all of Paityn’s (baby) firsts.
Being a Stay at home mom is a 24/7 job. No holidays, sick days, breaks, or vacations. It is the best, most rewarding and hardest job I’ve ever had. I get paid in hugs and kisses, I get to raise our children the way we want them raised. We are truly blessed to not have to put them in daycare, or after school care.
–let me just say, if you have to or choose to use childcare i understand that every ones situation is different and sometimes childcare is needed. WE just choose not to use it for our children. I had some terrible experiences in day cares when I was growing up and that has modeled me to not believe in sending my children to any. When I was a hairstylist and had to have my children in childcare they stayed with my grandparents.
I wouldn’t be able to stay home if it wasn’t for my extremely hard working husband. His job is very demanding and sometimes he works 7 days straight 56+ hours a week. He does it everyday just so I am able to stay home with our kids.