My Toddlers Have Taught Me About PrioritiesMolly Thornberg
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:
Day 1 1 of 13On the first day of the 30 day thanks challenge I give thanks for my toddlers.
Read Thankful for Laughter
Day 2 2 of 13Grace is something all moms deserve.
Read Thankful for Grace
Day 3 3 of 13What are the priorities in your life?
Read Thankful for Priorities
Day 4 4 of 13Is your life surrounded with noise? Today I am taking time to appreciate silence.
Read Thankful for Quietness
Day 5 5 of 13Patience is a virtue!
Read Thankful for Patience
Day 6 6 of 13A toddlers smile can make a sad heart happy.
Read Thankful for Smiles
Day 7 7 of 13With 2 toddlers with crazy sleeping schedules, this mom is thankful for SLEEP!
Read Thankful for Sleep
Day 8 8 of 13Sick toddlers = snuggly toddlers!
Read Thankful for Toddler Snuggles
Day 9 9 of 13I never thought I'd be the mom giving her kid an iPad for sanity.
Read Thankful for the iPad
Day 10 10 of 13Our kid Zeke is amazing. He rarely cries, no temper tantrums (yet) and wakes up smiling.
Read Thankful for Zeke
Day 11 11 of 13After growing up in churches that we disliked, we vowed not to do the same to our kids.
Read Thankful for Our Church
Day 12 12 of 13Thank you to our soldiers for our freedom.
Check Out These 15 Remarkable Photos of Soldiers Reuniting With Their Kids
Day 13 13 of 13We are so thankful that our toddlers are healthy. Sometimes their energy drives us nuts, but thankful that they have it!
Join me in gratitude! Link-up your blog or leave a comment on why you are thankful for today!
Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.