Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I just had to share this!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! Let me know what you think about it!

A woman, renewing her driver’s
licence was asked by the woman recorder
to state her occupation. She
hesitated, uncertain how to classify
herself. “What I mean is,” explained
the recorder, “do you have a job or
are you just a...?” “Of course I have
a job,” snapped the woman. “I’m a
Mum.” “We don’t list ‘Mum’ as an
occupation, ‘housewife’ covers it,”
said the recorder emphatically. I forgot
all about her story until one day I found
myself in the same situation. The clerk was
obviously a career woman, poised, efficient and possessed
of a high sounding title like “Official Interrogator” or “Town Registrar.” “What is
your occupation?” she probed. What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply
popped out. “I’m a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.”
The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had
not heard right. I repeated the title slowly, emphasizing the most significant words. Then
I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official
questionnaire. “Might I ask,” said the clerk with new interest, “just what you do in your
field?” Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, “I have a
continuing program of research, (what mother doesn’t) in the laboratory and in the field,
(normally I would have said indoors and out). I’m working for my Masters, (first the Lord
and then the whole family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job
is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often
work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-ofthe-
mill careers and the rewards are more of satisfaction rather than just money.” There was
an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she completed the form, stood up and
personally ushered me to the door. As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous
new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could
hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program,
testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a win over bureaucracy! And I had gone
on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than
“just another Mum.” Motherhood! What a glorious career! Especially when there’s a title
on the door. Does this make grandmothers “Senior Research associates in the field of Child
Development and Human Relations” ? and great grandmothers “Executive Senior Research
Associates”? I think so!!!
I also think it makes Aunts “Associate Research Assistants”. Please send this to another
Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, and other friends you know. May your troubles be less, your
blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door!"

From the NGJ (No Greater Joy) Ministries magazine!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stay at home daughters~

I was reading a blog by a stay at home daughter and she wrote a post I thought I would share it with you all!

"If you choose to train to become a homemaker -if you choose to live at home with your parents and serve your family until you become a wife and mother -if you live under the jurisdiction of your parents until you are given in marriage to a godly young man to whom you choose to submit... And especially if you do all of this because of biblical precedent and precept...

Expect some stones to fly in your direction.

Don't be surprised when you receive snide remarks -and don't be shocked with mischaracterization -and don't shrink back when others mock and deride you. And don't bother compromising, because unless you go all the way in trying to please the world, you'll never be far enough from your convictions.

But, also, don't lose heart. You are different -you are counter-cultural -you are purposeful -

And you're a threat.

Yes, you! You are a hard-core feminist's worst nightmare -you are chock-full of potential -you are beautiful -you are industrious -you are intelligent... and you've chosen to pour that -every ounce of it -not a drop left -not a stone left unturned -into your family. And you're not doing it because you have to -you're not doing it because there aren't any other options, or because societal norms won't allow you to do otherwise, or because it's the only choice your parents have given you -you're doing it because you want to."

You can read the rest of it at: http://www.joyfullyathomeblog.com/2010/06/they-cant-take-their-eyes-off.html

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

~Wearing your baby~

I have been looking around at all the different ways to "wear" your baby! I would really like to wear my baby! :-) What fun ways there are too! :-)
There is the ERGO...The Sling...

And the Moby wrap! I really can't wait to try them all out if ever I get a chance to! :-)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Ergo baby carrier giveaway!

Here is another giveaway you should check out if you have children or are pregnant! :-)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Random post~

Okay so today I'm just going to write a VERY random post...

I have been busy learning to crochet lately! :-) My sisters and I taught ourselves! Now I'm practicing my crocheting on a dishrag that is turning out quite funny, but I think it'll make a nice dishrag none the less! ;-)

I have also been getting grossly behind on cleaning... :P Though yesterday I cleaned our master bedroom and the day before I cleaned the bathrooms! I'll just take it a room at a time I guess. I think today I'll end up cleaning the kitchen! It is in dire need of a good cleaning... there are dishes hanging out on every counter possible, simply because I ran out of dishwasher soap and I haven't caught up on the dishes since. Oh dear!

Tomorrow (Friday the 18th), we have a midwife appointment! I am really looking forward to hearing the baby's heartbeat again! *Happy sigh* That never gets old! :-) I also have been feeling the baby kick a great deal! That makes me VERY happy! I like to know that she is safe and sound in there! Every time I feel her kick I find myself letting out a sigh of relief! Oh the joys of having your tummy kicked! ;-) Heh heh!

I'm hoping to be able to get the stuff to make a diaper bag here pretty soon! Oh I so do love to sew! Especially for our baby! I'm thinking of making it brown with a pink ribbon! Or maybe lavender with a pink ribbon! I also thought about red with a pink ribbon! ;-) Anyway I'm pretty sure about the pink ribbon part! ;-)

Anyway, I better go get the dishes done now! Nice chatting with you all! :-)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

And yet another great giveaway!

Home grown families blog (http://homegrownfamilies.blogspot.com/) is having a baby wrap giveaway! Giveaway ends June 14th.
Thanks for the great giveaway Home Grown Families!! :-) http://homegrownfamilies.blogspot.com/2010/05/baby-raves-organic-peapod-baby-wrap.html

Friday, June 4, 2010

A baby quilt!

My mom bought me some fabric so that I could make a cute little circle baby quilt! It was tons of fun to make and it turned out beautifully! :D

Here are the circles all cut out and ready to be sewn! Altogether there were 123 circles... whew!

Here all the circles are sewn together! Just waiting to be made into a quilt!!!

My finished baby quilt!!!! :-) Isn't it lovely!!? I was very excited when I finished it!!

A giveaway you won't want to miss!

I found a website that is giving away 'Homestead Blessings' a 10 DVD set! http://raisinghomemakers.com/ the giveaway ends today Friday the 4th! So hurry on over!

You could literally create an entire homemaking curriculum using Homestead Blessings!
The set includes:

The Art of Quilting
The Art of Sewing
The Art of Dairy Delights
The Art of Canning
The Art of Gardening
The Art of Herbs
The Art of Cooking
The Art of Soap Making
The Art of Candle Making
The Art of Bread Making