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My Toddlers Have Taught Me About Priorities

thankful for prioritiesToday I am thankful that my toddlers have taught me about priorities. 

The last year I have spent as a work-at-home mom. While I know for my sanity, I probably should get Zeke and Izaiah in preschool, at least part-time ASAP – I haven’t. I’ve wanted to embrace this time that I never thought I would have with my kids.

With my first 2 kids, I worked outside of the home. We made the best of the time that we had, but it was just so short.  After having them, I stayed working to maintain a lifestyle that we wanted. A lifestyle infused with daily Starbucks, hair coloring every 6-weeks, nice vacations when we wanted them and designer clothes for the kids. Not that working for that if that is what you want is by any means a bad thing – I did it. I try to live with no regrets, but I am so glad that I changed things this time around.

After our last child, Zeke arrived – I had a huge awakening to what I needed to do. I was able to bring in some money by just working from home. It wasn’t corporate American money – but it was enough for us to live comfortably. So that’s the last year of our lives. My toddlers have taught me about priorities. Every family has their own that they set and there is no right and wrong answer to what those are. But for our family, with these 2 toddlers – I now know that our priorities as a family are in check. I miss the nice vacations, but know this is just for the now and that our kids are our priorities.

Check out my other posts in this series on Toddler Thanks:

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Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.


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