I am meeting quite a few new women in my life through taking my son to kindergarten, my middle one going to preschool and my youngest one hanging around town with me at the coffee shop, library etc. I am always surprised at how many working mom’s now call daycare “preschool”. Let’s be clear ladies, preschool and daycare are not the same things. Let’s not judge each other’s choices, but let’s please be clear! Preschool is a part day program to help children get ready for school. Daycare is care during the day. Be confident in your decision to stay home or to go to work.
My man is a man! I mean truly a man. He is the leader of our family and I respect him immensely. He is an idea guy, an athlete, a play-by ear guitarist, a hardworker, an amazing father and a loving husband! I believe that he can do anything he sets his mind to! So often I help him set his mind to things. tee heee… The one thing that I always love him to do is to write on our entry chalkboard to honour our boys birthdays. Here are 2 of daddy chalkboard signs this year:
Thanks hon, for being a man!
As a mom, there is always, always something “to do”. I decided a long time ago that I didn’t want to be a human “doing”, but a human being. Now I set goals for myself. I just write it on the calendar and go for it. Anything that I don’t get done, just carries over to the next month.
As a family, we also set 5 year goals and one year goals, usually in January. We realize that time can just slip by. Man mantra these days with a 5, 3 and 1 year old is “The days are sometimes long, but the years are short!”
For example, we know that in 2013, we have to redo our roof as well we want to go and visit special friends in San Francisco and Williams Lake. We have also started saving to take our whole family to Europe in 4 years. If we don’t plan for it, we probably won’t do it! It helps me to be organized!