Welcome to the 6th edition of Carnival of SAHMs! I’m excited to be hosting it at MommyBabble and hope that you are excited to be reading it here too.
Though we are called stay at home moms, often being a mom means rarely getting to stay home. Bills to be paid, groceries to be picked up, there is always something that seems to need our attention. But it is nice to get to go out and enjoy nature. Our very own TherapyDoc tempts us to get out with Doe a Dear posted at Everyone Needs Therapy, saying, “You have to get out of the house sometime!”
We sometimes get so wrapped up in being a mother that we forget that we are women also. Dana her thoughts on this in Finding Purpose posted at Principled Discovery.
Creating that balance can be difficult for some. Sunny presents Success is in Balance posted at Dandelions and Daydreams, saying, “Running a home requires focus. Starting a business requires focus. These two jobs collide when you, as an entrepreneur housewife, start a business in your living room. The jobs shout for your attention and threaten your dreams of being a success in both arenas. The entrepreneur housewife who lives with the cycle of laundry and business will quickly learn that success can only be achieved through balance.”
For many moms making extra income while still being at home with their children helps them to feel like they haven’t missed out on either side. Kelby Carr presents Five Work at Home Business Ideas for Moms posted at Tiki RSS feed for the wiki pages, saying, “Many moms would love the option of both staying at home and having a career, but many employers won’t allow it. There is a solution, which is to take matters into your own hands. Here are five realistic and low start-up cost ideas for businesses moms can work from home.”
Of course sometimes trying to do both can be overwhelming, especially during the summer months when older children might be home from school. Anne-Marie presents Are you a work at home parent? Some tips for the summer months posted at The Write Spot.
iamawahm also talks about this in Working At Home Mom: What do Your Kids Do While You WAH??? posted at Working At Home Mom.
Sometimes doing some work for yourself means that the kids have to fend for themselves a bit, which can lead to “I’m bored!” Stephanie presents The End of “Mom, I’m Bored.” posted at Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood.
When kids get bored they sometimes do things we really don’t want them to do. At least we can laugh about it later. Emily Berry presents Rewind?. 12/22/04. Ow, nose! posted at Mommin’ It Up!.
When things get boring around the house it is definitely time to add some fun, or maybe find some fun out of the house. Heather Tenney presents Surviving the Amusement Park posted at Truth in Politics.
If you can’t get out of the house you could always stay home and throw a party. Tracy71 presents How to host an eco-friendly children’s party posted at The Zen Housewife.
Of course, throwing a party means you would have to cook something to serve. Having something already prepared can make it a lot easier. Heather Tenney presents Bulk cooking :: Truth in Politics posted at Truth in Politics.
Emily Berry shares a funny story in Spit, Splatter, Splatter posted at Mommin’ It Up!.
Kendra Dahlstrom presents When a VBAC turns into a Cesarean posted at vbacadventure.com, saying, “Preparing for the birth of your baby should always be filled with positive thinking. However, you must also prepare yourself for an undersirable outcome”
zenofeller presents Providing for your kids posted at zenofeller.com.
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