Beansntatersmama

This blog will be written by a stay at home mom/student. I am trying to enjoy every minute of life I get and raise my children to be happy with what we have been given. Anything written here will be by me, for my well being and piece of mind. I want to open other peoples eyes, and let them see that we can make it on less.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

LIVING ON ONE INCOME

HELLO THIS IS MY VERY FIRST BLOG AND I WANT TO TRY AND HELP OTHERS OUT THERE WHO WANT TO STAY HOME. WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE A STAY AT HOME PARENT OR JUST WANT TO LIVE A MUCH SIMPLER LIFE IN THIS VERY HECTIC WORLD. I WOULD LIKE TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT I AM HAPPILY MARRIED AND HAVE 3 HEALTHY AND SMART KIDS. I WORKED PART TIME AFTER MY FIRST WAS BORN, THEN WENT BACK FULL TIME AFTER MY SECOND, I'M STILL HOME AFTER MY THIRD AND SHE IS 10 MONTHS OLD. SOME WEEKS ARE TIGHT, SOME WEEKS ARE BEANS AND TATERS. I ALWAYS SAID I COULDN'T AFFORD IT. IN TRUTH I COULDN'T AFFORD IT WITH THE SPENDING HABITS I WAS USE TO. I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT MY KIDS JUST DON'T NEED ALL THE HOOPLA THEY WERE USED TO GETTING. WHAT THEY NEED IS ME. IT SUPRISES ME HOW MUCH I MISSED WITH MY BOYS BECAUSE I WAS AWAY AT WORK, AND THEN IN SUCH A RUSH TO COOK DINNER, GIVE BATHS, CLEAN, AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAD TO BE DONE AFTER WORK HOURS. ON AVERAGE I REALLY ONLY SPENT MAYBE AN HOUR A DAY WITH MY KIDS. THIS IS HOW MOST CHILDREN ARE BEING RAISED. I'M ASHAMED OF MYSELF. I SHOULD HAVE PUT MY CHILDREN FIRST AND I DIDN'T I THOUGHT ONLY OF MYSELF AND THOUGHT I COULD JUGGLE IT ALL. I'VE CHANGED AND I AM SURE THERE IS ALOT OF YOU OUT THERE WHO FEEL THE GUILT THAT I TO HAVE FELT AND DON'T THINK IT'S POSSIBLE. I'M HERE TO TELL YOU IT IS. YOU CAN SUCCEED AT LIVEING ON ONE INCOME YOU JUST HAVE TO GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT. I WOULD LOVE TO HERE BACK FROM SOME OF YOU AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK. I'LL BE BACK MAYBE TOMARROW WITH INFO ON HOW TO CUT COST.

1 Comments:

At August 9, 2008 at 1:31 PM , Blogger small town city girl said...

Welcome! I've been a SAHM for almost 4 years now and I know exactly how you are feeling. I remember the rushing and trying to be superwoman. Good for you for re-prioritizing. You will not be sorry nor will your children.

:)
Mindy

 

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