Balancing Motherhood, Raising A Family, And Making Time For Yourself

Sep 13

I have been at home for many years as a “stay at home mom” raising four children.  With four children and daycare prices being so expensive, it makes sense for me to be at home. My husband makes a good income so I am able to have this great opportunity.  It has been a very rewarding job watching my children grow up. They have many many more years of growing to do; my youngest two are almost 5 years old now and will be going to school full time in grade one next year in 2013.  ( They will be my babies forever !)

I have been away from work so long that I am not sure if anyone would hire me!  Of course, I hope this isn’t the case.  However, I have just began a new journey in my life and am taking a Fundraising Management Certicate Program to tune up my skills, have some current education behind me and hoping that when the time next September comes, I have more skills and experience to find a position that I love.

I am only into my second week of my program so I have six courses to go but I am determined to get it finished as soon as I can.  I have been working on my course during the day when the  kids are at school and in the evening after the children go to bed. So far, I am ahead of the pack so feel very good about that.

I have also been trying to get back into writing (I have always enjoyed this) and am trying to create my own writing opportunities for experience and some fun also.

I will also be a part of the school council for the 2012-2013 year at my children’s school, hopefully as a Fundraising Coordinator.  (Another fabulous opportunity to better my skills)

I have a supportive husband who is happy to give me the time to work on my school (wow, school) course and encourages me to strive for my future goals. 

My house may not be the cleanest for the next while (lol) but I will do the best I can, to take care of myself and my family. By putting the time into my future, it can only make theirs better too!

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