Greetings, my peeps!
It’s been quite a while since I’ve done much here on Mom of Many. But I have a good excuse – honestly!
I’ve been crazy busy with a ton of irons in my fire (had to start a fire, it’s been so cold out here in Wisconsin!) Last July I started Love My DIY Home because I want to work from home.
I saw an opportunity to start a monetized blog (more on that later) and thought it would be a good fit for me. We’ve talked a lot about what we want for our future and working outside the home for me wasn’t an option since I wanted to be available for my church and family in a full time way. BUT, funny how things work out. There’s always a “but” isn’t there?…especially if you are open to whatever God has planned for us. Yep. Sometimes God turns the tables on you (if you’re willing) and throws things in your path you wouldn’t ordinarily choose.
I have been on Care.com for a while, looking for a nanny opportunity one or two days a week. I got a call from a very nice lady at a placement agency asking if I would consider a family of hers that had just moved to Wausau. I had already been contacted by this family through Care.com and turned them down when they told me how many days they needed. Since we had decided to keep my outside work down to one or two days at the most, I thanked her and told her I wasn’t available for that many hours. BUT…and here is the “BUT” God threw in…But, the offer was so sweet and the family was so sweet, and the little girl was so sweet…you get the picture.
I agreed to meet the family and interview at their house. Long story short, I took the job. Oh my goodness. It’s been a chore keeping up with everything – church, family, Love My DIY Home and our new business Adark Holsters, in which Mark and I partnered with Adam and April.
I figured I’m putting in at least 60 hours a week juggling all of my responsibilities, not to mention keeping up on our house and projects that go along with my LMDH website.
So here you have it. I told you I had a really good excuse for not keeping up with Mom of Many!
Fortunately my husband is patient and understanding when I drop the ball on keeping our home in order. Good thing he does his own laundry! He even cleans the kitchen at 5am before work when he sees I’m worn out! He’s such a good dooby. My family has been kind to me, knowing my tight schedule and only plans family events AFTER they look at my nanny schedule. My church people, oh my, talk about fab!, my church family has been filling in for me and my pastor has been so very patient with me when it comes to my responsibilities. Yes, I drop the ball constantly there and they ALWAYS pick it up and give it back to me KINDLY! Did I mention we moved into a new building?
I am surrounded by the best people in the world. If you can’t say that – then make a change!
I’ve given much thought to my responsibilites – the big ones – and can’t believe I’ve roped myself into being so busy again!
- Church secretarial/publications/nursery/choir/discipleship
- Family – plus keeping my home up/decorating (only been here a year)/putting up a garden/canning
- Adark Holsters – I’m mapping out the marketing plan and website
- Love My DIY Home – two posts a week/DIY projects plus all the marketing hoopala that goes along with it
- Photography – events/family/photo restoration/manipulation/correction
- Mom of Many (this is the one thing I’ve so terribly neglected!)
- Writing my ebook (on Creative Discipline)
- Writing my book (This went on the back burner)
Plus, crazy me, I’m signing up for a 14 week online marketing course.
I am eventually going to change Mom of Many to a self-hosted website. So stay tuned as the changes are coming! Thanks for being loyal even when I’ve DROPPED THE BALL! You are the blessings in my life that keep me going!
Trust me, she’s busy!!!