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Thinking about // Community, family, fellow mothers. I shared a post on Facebook and people said that they were confused about why I was sharing it -- did I agree with it or disagree with it?

And honestly, I didn't have an answer. I disagreed with parts of it, but what's new? I agreed with other parts of it because it really helped me to think that maybe my life and our circumstances take a little analyzing.

But overall? I just really want to change my mindset about my children. I don't want to think of them as a financial burden or think that I HAVE to work in order for them to feel like they can do fun things in their lives.

I think sometimes I take advantage of our financial situation because I work. Instead, I want to save for the future because I work. I want to be smart with our money, and cook at home, and do the steps it takes to be financially in a better place so that I could, if I wanted, stay home with the kids. I want to be smarter, and that's what that post made me think about.

 I want to be present to them, in whatever capacity I can, now. I know that I am physically away from them three days a week, but dang I'm home with them four days. I want to be smart and know that my work brings good things -- not just eating out every day (my goodness, I'm like addicted to not cooking dinners) -- I want my work to provide for opportunities for the future.

And I'm a great mother, despite what I look like to others who think that I'm not because I'm not with my kids at the park.

Reading // I think I need to read some faith books. I'm feeling doubt swarm in my heart, and it takes everything inside of me to keep the faith and keep going. Any suggestions, dear friends?

Thankful for // Great friends who I can be real with. Friends who remind me that great mothers come in all shapes and perspectives. Sweet babies that never cease to love on me and make my heart sing.

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Wishing:

LAST WEEK'S:

  • Schedule out at least three posts for the next two weeks. I need to get back to being more on top of things on this space. // Major fail! Dang it. This week, for sure :)
  • Cook at least three meals at home this week. // Let's do a restart on this one, too?
  • Find a book and read the first two chapters. // You're helping me find a book, remember?

THIS WEEK'S:

  • Get my plane ticket for the Influence Conference.
  • Get posts done for Blessed is She.
  • Do Last Week's! My goodness.

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