Mom’s Job Never Ends

When my oldest son was born I was working full time in an office. I was lucky enough to be able to work part of the time at home. My days still were very structured, I had a lot of office work with dead lines for clients that had to get done. I only had the one baby, so it was fairly easy to keep up with the house and work. Fast forward 11 years, I now have a 3, 5 & 11 year old and have been home with the kids since the 5 year old was born.
Being a stay at home mom, definitely makes for some interesting days.
 
I love being able to be home for my kids, I am definitely grateful for that. I do find it much harder to constantly keep up with household things, like laundry and dishes. I always thought it would be easier to do that, but with kids home during the day there are more dishes & more laundry from cleaning up spills or toddler accidents.
No matter whether you are a stay at home mom or work outside the home, a mother’s job never ends.
I’d love to hear your stories. Are you a stay at home mom? Are you a working outside the home mom? What have your experiences been?
Have a good night!
~Cheri


Grace Adele Style – Mix & Match Bags and Accessories to Fit Your Look

GraceAdele.com – From the Official Grace Adele YouTube Video


I can’t wait to purchase my starter kit for this fabulous new brand offered by the Scentsy Family! 


Available August 1st! – Stay tuned for more information…


Grace Adele is a new Scentsy Family brand. Grace Adele makes fashion work for you. Mix and match Grace Adele colors, bags, clutches, accessories and jewelry collections to create custom styles to fit your look to your day.

With the Grace Adele Style System, you’ll first pick your Grace Adele bag color from a multitude of trendy colors and prints.

Next choose your Grace Adele bag style. Each style has a unique and individual feel allowing you to go from the early morning dash out the door to an evening on the town without missing a beat.

A great complement to your Grace Adele bag is a stylish clutch. Grace Adele clutches put your style on display. The Grace Adele clutch is beautifully designed to fit in the outside pocket of any Grace Adele bag allowing you to change your clutch attachment as often as the mood strikes you.


Adding your style to your Grace Adele bag doesn’t stop there, add some flair and organize your essentials with Grace Adele clip-ons and Grace Adele accessories. Stylish wallets, makeup bags, and notebooks will keep your daily essentials organized and easy to find when you need it.


Finally, elevate your look with our Grace Adele style me signature jewelry and scarves. Your look will transform as you mix and match your jewelry accessories with your custom Grace Adele bag look. Our Grace Adele jewelry collections will complete your look, so you can make a statement all your own.

Summer Activities with Kids – New England

Looking for Summer Activities to do with your Kids? Do you live in the Massachusetts / New England Area? If so, here are some great places to check out…

You can sign up for the weekly newsletter by BostonCentral – http://www.bostoncentral.com/

    – The newsletter includes activities for the week throughout the Greater Boston area. They also include some Southern NH and RI activities. Some of the activities are Free…they include links with all the information.

Free, Fun Fridays – made possible by the Highland Street Foundation – http://www.highlandstreet.org/special-programs/free-fun-fridays.html

     – Free Admission on Fridays to Various Places throughout the Summer. Check out the link above to see the locations for each Friday. Lots of great places listed, several options each Friday. Maybe you’ll get the chance to check out something you have been trying to get to or find something new.
    *A personal favorite that my family has taken advantage of over the past few years!!

Kids Bowl Free Program – http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

    – By signing your kids up for this program at a participating bowling alley, kids have the opportunity to play 2 Free games of bowling everyday, if you choose. The only cost if the shoes, if applicable at your bowling alley. Click on the link above to find a bowling alley near you that participates. The coupons for the week are emailed to you, just print out and bring the coupon for the appropriate day.
     *Love this! They also offer a family pass option for up to 4 adults for a small fee to be able to have 2 games a day for the summer as well.

Other great options are to check with your local library to see if they have Museum passes available.

Do you know of other places to find great deals on Summer Activities or Free Family Events? I would love to hear from you. Please share your ideas in the comments section!

Enjoy your summer!

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Great Blog Hop for Mom Bloggers!

Never ending…

 It seems like no matter how hard I try, there are some things I can never fully be caught up on. There will always be more to do. I figured now that we had a dishwasher, it would be easier to keep up with the dishes…it’s easier on my hands, that is for sure. It just doesn’t mean that I will be caught up with having them done, because even when I have the current ones done, there are new ones to replace them. Now I guess I could revert to using paper plates & cups and plastic utensils, that would certainly solve my problem of having to worry about cleaning dishes. Unfortunately that gets expensive, makes more trash to have to take out, and is not environmentally sound.

Laundry is another thing that always seems to be never ending…either I am washing & drying or folding, and there always seems to be at least one new pile ready to take its place. I guess it is just part of every day life, especially when you have kids involved. Now what I would love to figure out is why kids think that they are helping mommy out by taking the newly folded laundry off the couch and throwing it on the floor? Or emptying the clean clothes from the laundry baskets and mixing it with the dirty laundry so now you aren’t sure which is which and you end up re-washing clothes that you just did? Wouldn’t it be nice if clothes & dishes were self cleaning and could put themselves away?? What would I do with all that extra time…I’m sure I would find a lot of better things to do, that is certain.

Finding Time

On a daily basis I have come to realize that I am always trying to find the time for things.

…time for my family
…time for everyday chores

…time for errands
…time for myself

Now time for myself, is always at the bottom of the list, not sure if this is always a good thing, but it is the way it is. I am trying to make time for myself more of a priority, so as to not neglect the things I need and want as well. I know that if I am doing things that will make me happy, then everyone else will be happier as well. I know that finding time to take a break and relax is good for my own frame of mind, not to mention my patience with everyone else in the family and others.

Time for my family is always a priority, the needs of my kids are on the top of that list, as they are still young and rely on me for things in their daily lives. Doing things with and for Tim (“hubby”), comes next on the list, as I am sure it does for everyone else in a relationship. You want to make sure your other half is happy and that their needs and expectations are met. Finding time to spend with the extended family is also important, whether it be to hang out or to help out. This includes the grand/parents, aunts/uncles, siblings, cousins, etc.

Finding time for everyday chores and errands, is on an as needed basis when I am home with the kids. Errands I try to do one day a week, unless something urgent comes up. Picking up toys, washing and folding laundry, and getting dishes done, seem to be a never-ending task. It always seems like I am constantly trying to play catch up, especially with sports/activities schedules thrown in there for the older kids.

It all comes down to a matter of figuring out the priorities and how to get those things accomplished, while finding a balance between those priorities and my own needs/wants. It is certainly a learning experience and an ever evolving process.

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