I had a revelation the other day... ok maybe it was today as well as many days in the last two years.
Hi I'm Kara and I'm the mom nurse. I help new mom's with postpartum, newborns, breastfeeding and beyond, Welcome to my home on the internet, I'm so glad you're here!
Pour yourself coffee while you read this, I want you to sit and stay awhile.
Anyways, back to my revelation. I realized that I am so grateful right now. It feels like yesterday when I was trying to juggle 4 kids, home life, work life, and all the other duties that come with being a wife, mom, and nurse.
I am so grateful now that I get to put my babies to sleep every night. I am so grateful I get to be home with them right now. ESPECIALLY during this time of uncertainty in healthcare. ESPECIALLY NOW.
If you are ever doubting your path, I want you to know that RIGHT NOW you are where you are meant to be right now.
The little things in life aren't so little after all. The little things like getting to soothe my toddler's cries, rock my toddler to sleep, re-assure my kindergartner that those funny noises are just his brother snoring and it's OK! These little things I am so grateful for, because just a few short years ago I was praying for these moments. I was praying to be able to stay home with my kids.
I didn't feel like there was ever an end in sight to me working. There was always another bill, always another expense. But the weird thing is... we still live just as comfortably on one income as we did on both of ours previously. God works in mysterious ways...
The little things ARE the big things! Getting to help my third grader with her homework, and my first grader with learning to read. I now get to SEE my oldest daughter practice violin, piano and be there for it. If you are doubting any decision to stay home with your kids, this is your sign that it's MORE than okay to stay home with them.
Your kids need YOU, and only you. When it doesn't make financial sense.... sometimes those leaps of faith and trust in God are things that happen spontaneously due to life circumstances, but sometimes it's just a decision you have to come to terms with and make.
I know it's not easy being a stay at home mom. That loss of income can immediately feel a bit like a bite. But I have done so many things to increase income and work from home, and I know these things can be done. I am so grateful I get to be here for the little things now, which aren't actually so little after all! I am grateful for each and every moment that I see my kids light up, I get to be here when they are home from school.
My kids even can help me with my online work and we make things a family effort. We work together now, not apart. Amidst these troubling times in our world, now more than ever is a great time to be home with your kids, teaching them and encouraging them they can be anything in a world that is so afraid. We hope that we can portray the light to your families, that you too can be there for the little things.
The little things matter, and are in fact- the big things. I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy that coffee!!!
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Kara- The Mom Nurse
P.S. When you are ready, here are a few things that I can help you with:
~The New Mama Blueprint- Four tips and must have's for Postpartum, Newborns, Breastfeeding and Beyond!
~Join the Facebook Group Here. This is for you new mama's for support with postpartum, newborns, breastfeeding and beyond!
~The Idea Cloud. It's what I created to keep your kids off the screen and busy doing things that I did as a kid! :-)