Who knew Moms were so valuable?

I DID!  Having been a stay-at-home mom for nine plus years now,  I’ve learned my value.  My roles include, but are  not limited to: maid, cook, CEO, entertainer, bank teller, teacher, owwie-kisser, chauffeur, MC, nurse,  stylist for wardrobe/ hair, personal assistant, and human coat rack.  I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve been asked, “What do you do?”, only to be followed by “No.  I mean what do you DO?” after I have answered that I am a full-time mom to three daughters.  I have much respect for working mothers – my younger sister and I were effectively raised by one ( love you Mom).  I also know that every mother is a working mother, and we deserve respect.  Now, Salary.com has put literal dollars to our value, both mothers who sat at home and those who work outside the home in addition to raising children.  Check out what I read recently over at MSNBC!

Update: I am now a working mother.  I have taken a weekday position at a new local professional day spa named Spa Synergy.  The pace is relatively slow while I build a clientele.  Just right for me, just starting out.   I’ve decided to take an extended break while my family and I adjust to the new schedule.  I know, I know. All three of you (my faithful readers) are thinking: Didn’t you just take an extended break?  The answer would obviousy be: YES. Yes I did.  I have now replaced, effectively, blogging as my only outlet as a stay-at-home-mother.  I am confident that those of you who truly know me will feel free to contact me at any point in time.  Will I still be reading my pals’ blog? Oh yeah.  Commenting from time to time, even.  So if you’d like to know how I’m really doing or how my family is really doing as currently as possible, shoot me an email!

I love you guys 😉



Final Doctor Appointment and an apology…

I see my surgeon for the final visit in which my last stitches will be removed (see previous post) and my ‘after’ photos will be taken ( I think).   Can you say, ‘HOORAY’ ?!!  Good for you.  I knew you could! Thankyouverymuch.  Now to get an actual job that will make some much-needed cash since I haven’t worked outside our home in nine years.

I managed to miss out on thanking our Troops on Memorial Day.  Mere words escape me.  “Thank you for defending the U.S.A.” does not seem sufficient to me.  I read a blog page from Memorial Day that another wonderful  mom posted in honor of the holiday.  Please click here to read DaPoppins post.  My apologies to our troops. You are fighting under the direct orders of a President I voted into office for the first term, but no longer feel driven to support.