Wednesday, June 12, 2013

seven things about my job...

Today's {wait...make that yesterday's} Tuesday Topics link-up writing prompt is...'7 things about your job.'  Well, I'm a stay-at-home mama - an occupation that seems to run in my family {sister and mama also are/were} - so it was kind of fun to think about the different aspects of what I do every day.  Here are my seven...

1. I am not sure who my boss is.  Might be Hubby since he pays me {and all the bills} every week.  Or is it my kiddos, who are quite demanding and dictate much of what goes on every day?  Or shall I be really confident and say I am "self-employed" and I am the boss?  Yeah, let's go with the whole "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" thing.

2. I consider working out, gardening, taking crazy amounts of photographs of our life, blogging about the kiddos, and cooking a decent breakfast and dinner as part of my "job."  Yeah, I know that working mamas may do all these things, too.  And it is probably WAY harder for them to do - thereby WAY more impressive!  But I LOVE including these things that I love as part of my daily grind.  They say you should love what you do...and I can say that my work day includes a lot of things I love doing.

3. The smoothness of my workday is often dictated by whether I got at least six hours of sleep {which right now, with a newborn, is not very consistent!} and if I get my cup of coffee in the morning.  Must get sleep.  And have coffee.  Period.

4. Being a stay-at-home-mama feels like what I was meant to do.  I went to college, got my degree, have had several different long-term jobs that I really loved and was {I think} decently good at.  I got to be "the boss" for a while, have delighted in various promotions across two different fields of work, got to dress up every day, and even went to grad school for a year and tried my hand at teaching.  While I have loved working outside the home in the past, since the moment I began staying home with Cormac I have not questioned whether or not it is what I want to be doing.  Now, don't get me wrong - there have been days I have thought how much I would love to wear something other than an old shirt and yoga pants, drop off my kiddos, and then work with adults all day.  There have been days I've been annoyed at my Hubby for saying his job is hard, lamenting to him how he doesn't have to deal with poop and barf and snot and drool and dirt all day...need I go on?  But we all have days where our jobs seem yucky.  The next day is always better.  And some days are amazing and I pinch myself at how fortunate I am to deal with all the nasty bodily fluids that my kiddos emit.  'Cause I also get giggles and hugs and kisses all day as well...which kinda make up for it.  :D

5.  I keep a pretty rigid schedule.  Call me bossy, OCD, or crazy schedule mama -- I will happily answer to them all.  I like my day to have a plan.  A consistent plan.  Well, as consistent as it can be with a newborn and a toddler.  My toddler seems to function best when he gets his meals, nap, and bedtime at the same time every day.  Shifts in schedule get him off-kilter and can cause extreme crabbiness. We'll see how the girl is, but I'm pretty sure I'll train her to love the schedule, too.

6.  The kitchen is my office.  No, not figuratively because I like to cook.  Literally it is where I keep my "important stuff" and my computer.  I have a cabinet dedicated specifically for my stuff.  Hubby has an actually desk and normal office space at home.  I have the kitchen...and I kinda love it.

7. I kick it old-school style - with a paper planner.  Yup, nothing fancy for this gal.  I know there are really cool apps for personal planning and I could keep my schedule that way.  My friend showed me one on her phone the other day...and I hate to admit that my eyes glazed over.  I don't think I am the most techno-savvy person in the world.  Plus, I love clicking my pen and physically crossing things off my to-do list on my handy-dandy paper planner.  I love flipping through the pages and seeing what I've accomplished.  I actually get a rush of happiness when I buy a new paper planner every July.  I am totally okay with how nerdy all of that sounds.  :)

So that's a little glimpse into my work as a SAHM.  Glam, I know.

What seven things would you share about your job?  

Linking here with Tiffany and Lauren...

Life. Love.Lauren


  1. Hope things are going well with the 2 kiddos!!!! :)

    I don't even think I could come up with 7 things about my job. HAHA. ;) Maybe if I include my 5-8am job and 4-8pm job. Hahaha. Then I could come up with 7 for sure.

  2. Hmm, I could probably come up with 7 things. I do love my job (that is my outside of the home job) and I love my inside the home job as well!

    I need to see more pics of your beautiful girl!

  3. I think you have the hardest job in the world. I tried it. I didn't last! :) You have a lot to be proud of.

  4. I use a paper planner, too! It definitely makes me feel more accomplished

  5. My husband encouraged me to use Google Calendar this year so it was my first year without a paper planner. I kinda just wanna go back to my paper!!


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