Saturday, July 02, 2011

Life of a SAHM Series {Day 13}: Kimberly's Korner



Hi there and welcome to Day 13 of the Life of a Stay At Home Mom Guest Blogging Series!!! If you are just joining our Life of a Stay {At} Home Mom Series, welcome! Miss a post? You can find all the entries for our series listed for you here.

Today we are meeting up with Kim from Kimberly's Korner.  Kim is a SAHM of two beautiful girls, Ashley and Lindsey!!  I am so excited to have Kim with us today to give her perspective on life as a stay at home mom!!

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Hi, I am Kim from Kimberly's Korner. I am excited today to participate in Karen's Stay-At-Home Mom series. Thanks for letting me blog a little bit about being a stay at home Mom. I am blessed that I have been able to stay at home with my daughters for the past 21 years! I know that sounds like a long time. I have a daughter who will be a SENIOR in college this year and a younger daughter who will be a JUNIOR in high school. I have been married to Kevin for 23 years.


1. Biggest reward of being a SAHM?
Raising my children and being there for them 100%. I never missed any school activity or sporting event they had. I think it was important when they were little but also they need me now even though they are older. I also have driven my kids to school/made their lunches/picked them up from school and had a snack waiting every day. I am panicking a bit since my youngest will be driving herself to school come this year. That will be an adjustment for me. It is a simple thing taking and picking up from school and its something I will miss. My husband has said "our girls are who they are because of you" - and I take that has a wonderful compliment.

2. Biggest for you or your family having you as a SAHM? I "know" my kids liked me home even though they might not admit it. They liked that when they got home from school I was always there. Dinner is/was always at 5pm. I believe children like "routine".

3. Do you work from home now or have a side business or craft? I worked for about 2 years at a dentist office as an insurance coordinator. I quit when my Mom got cancer and I have never gone back. It didn't really effect my kids cause I worked just 9 - 1, 3 days a week.

4. What do you miss about not working, if at all? sometimes I miss the friendships that are formed at work but I still hear of "cattiness" at the work place and I certainly don't miss that. I sometimes miss getting dressed cause I feel you feel better when you are "dressed" and take some time getting "pretty". Other than that: NOTHING. I am very content being home.

5. Was it a hard decision to leave the working world or was it the obvious choice all along? it was an obvious choice all along. Things were tight at the beginning and my husband worked side jobs which Ashley was little. It was something we never spoken about really when we decided to have kids: "we knew" - I would be home with them.

6. Do you plan on going back to work in the same profession or have different career goals? that's a good question. I am almost an empty nester with Lindsey entering school as a Junior come September. I can't imagine having a boss or having to be at work at a certain time, I am being honest with that. I have been "on my own" for sooooo many years. I am thankful I have a husband who doesn't want me to work and has never asked me to. He is happy with me at home cause that makes me happy. I hope to travel a bit more when I have some more time with him and I am starting to do more things with my girlfriends.


Thank you, Karen - its been fun! If you have time stop by my blog and say "hi"!

2 comments :

  1. I am new to your blog and this is a wonderful series!! I am a SAHM myself and our oldest is starting school this fall. I always think that when our kids are all in school, I should go back to work, but I don't want to. I think they need you just as much then as they do now.

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  2. thanks for letting me guest post today! :)

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