Friday, February 10, 2012

Working Mama in east Texas

Today I am going to link up with Kelly at Kelly's Korner Blog for Show Us Your Life Working Mom in hopes to connect with other mom's that work outside of the home.

Hi,  my name is Amanda
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and I'm blessed to call two, beautiful children mine.  I live in east Texas and work full-time outside of the home.
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This is Cameron.  He is my lively 3 year old.  He has the most tender heart and wants more than anything for those around him  to be happy and cared for.  He attends preschool two days a week.  I have been amazed at how much he has grown this year.  I cannot believe that my baby turns 4 this summer.  He talks non-stop if he is comfortable around you otherwise he is bashful.

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This is Haley.  She will be 1 in six weeks!  iiiyyyii where did the time go???  She is crawling everywhere and has taken a step here and there but hasn't been brave enough to turn loose and go just yet.  She eats anything and everything but is so petite.  Too be young and have awesome metabolism again *sigh*  She also talks non-stop and has the sass to go with it.  

Being a parent is tough work whether you work outside the home or stay at home.  I've never been able to stay at home with my babies so I have no idea how stay at home mom's do all they do and I admire you ladies.  Too be honest I do not think that I could stay at home full-time that is just not my calling but I would love to have the best of both worlds and only work 15 - 20 hours a week so that I could be at home more.  Instead I work 7:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday in the administrative offices at one of our local health systems.  I have been blessed with understanding co-workers who have already been through this phase of life but on the flip side that leaves me really lonely.  My co-workers are all 20+ years older than me and my friends here in town either do not have kids or stay at home so they do not understand why I rarely want to give up my weekend time with my family.  I know that making time for me is something I need to get better so I am a work in progress. I'm blessed that my kids stay with my mom while I'm at work and that my commute to work takes only 15 - 20 minutes depending on traffic.

I wish I had tips or suggestions that could help someone out but I feel like we run like crazy 5 days a week and the weekends are not much better.  My only advice is do NOT beat yourself up over the little things, just LOVE on your babies and husband, make time for YOU and GOD (this one I'm still working on)and do not ever think bad of other mom's.  We all do things differently from one another but at the end of the day we are all just trying to make it work and you never know what her situation is.


  1. I wish I could only work about 2 days a week and I think that would be perfect for me! Your children are ADORABLE! I have a baby girl who will be 1 in 2 weeks!! Where does the time go?

  2. Oh, your children are beautiful! Thanks for coming over to my blog and commenting. I know there are other mamas out there who can relate to how I'm feeling.

    What's strange is that I never pictured myself wanting to be a SAHM. But here I am, wishing more than anything we could afford it!

  3. Hello! I'm dropping in my Kelly's blog, and I know what you mean about wishing for a part-time schedule. I love working, and I wish I could find something that paid well (and wouldn't "hurt" my career) where I could only work 20-32 hours a week.

  4. I clicked over from Kelly's Korner. Great post! Your kids are beautiful! I worked part time (about 20 hours a week) when my first child was born until she was almost 3. It was the best of both worlds! I hope one day to be able to go back to that schedule or home full time.

    Nice "meeting" you you!

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog :) It's great to find another Texas mamma! I'm right there with you about not feeling your calling to be a stay at home mom. I always thought I should be one, but as it turns out, it's a better fit for me this way. Thanks again for reading! :)

  6. I'd love a part time job. I stay home and it is making me crazy. ;)

  7. All of my friends are stay at home moms as well and they do not get why I never want to leave my kids or give up week end time or extra days off.. I leave them all week I want to be w/ them every chance I get. I def. have a lot of mommy guilt, but it's what is best for our family!


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