Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm not JUST a stay at home mom!!

My cousin did this on her blog and after today I need to do this. In this world a stay at home mother is sometime viewed as JUST a stay at home mother. I know that I can't change everyone opinions but I need to change mine, and this was the challenged that would do that. I was challenged to make a list of things we feel we are doing well as mothers. I think everyone should do this, so if you are reading this TAG you are it. I really don't like to tag people but one I'm going to make a exception.
I had to really think hard on this one and even had to ask my husband to help. Now I am not perfect at any of these, but I really do feel I'm trying and do a pretty good job at it.

1-I try to teach my kids that they can do it, to try there hardest and if that does not get the job done then they can ask us to help.
2- I teach my kids to except others and never say no to a friend.
3- I try my hardest to teach the home they live in, is and always safe.
4- I teach my kids to be creative.
5- I am good at saying "I love you" to my kids" giving them hugs and kisses. In return they give me hugs and kiss back.
6 -I am also good at helping my kids find out how they are feeling. If they are happy, mad, sad, or,excited. I try and put a name on it. This helps me so I can fit there needs emotionally.
7- I read to my kids daily I think I read about 3 hours a day. Tanner is reading, McKenna knows some site words and staring to sound out words, And Emma she know her alphabet and most of her sound.
8-I try to make them healthy food, and for dinner we all eat as a family.
9- I take they outside and play as much as I can.
10- I try hard to keep in mind where they are in there education.
11- I have been spending 5 min a day with each child and telling them what they mean to dad and I.
12- I teach my kids they can dance. Have you ever heard that saying "dance like no one is watching" we so do that everyday.
13-Rob and I teach our children to pray when ever they need to. I can remember the first time time Tanner, McKenna and even Emma said there first pray,
14- I know when I need a time out, and ask for help.
15- I set goals for myself to be a good mother.
16- I started teaching my kids about the earth and that we need to take care of it.
17-I teach my kids about there Savor, Jesus Christ.
18- I try and change things up and not do the same things over and over again. (Rob said that)
19- I try hard to teach my kids consequences. (Again Rob said that)
Now I may not be perfect but, everyday I try a little bit harder. I would love to hear from you and see what you have to say. After all we are all in this together, and we can build each other up.

Something I would like to teach my kids,
* teach them how to save and the value of money.
*I read this one on my cousin wife blog. Never speaking down to my children " saying they are being brats and or stinker to explain them. I think my kids hear that way to much from me.
*I would like to stop yelling out my kids. Now I don't yell all the time, But when I'm trying to get a point across or just get mad I seem to start yelling. I would love to stop that.
If any one would like to help me or have any tips on helping me please do tell.


  1. You came up with a good list, Rachel! I'm proud of you. And You are a wonderful mother.

  2. We are definitely not "just" mothers! It's the greatest, most underappreciated job in the world & you are doing a fabulous job!

  3. I think we are all better moms than we think we are. I more than anyone need to start seeing myself through Hevenly Fathers eyes so we wont be so critical on ourselves. I think you do a great job Rachel.