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    I'm a married mom with an 8 month old. Life is a challenge, but that's what makes it so fun!


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  1. I'm praying for you, Kim. There are a million other things I could say, but I think that's probably what's needed most. I'll miss your posts: you have no idea how much you've lifted my spirits the past few months. I came to this site so burdened down with being a new mom. It did me worlds of good to see that I'm not the only one who struggles.
  2. My husband found this article on Yahoo News this morning. Boy, I'm underpaid!!!! :) NEW YORK (Reuters) - If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States were paid for her work as a housekeeper, cook and psychologist among other roles, she would earn $138,095 a year, according to research released on Wednesday. This reflected a 3 percent raise from last year's $134,121, according to Salary.com Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts-based compensation experts. The 10 jobs listed as comprising a mother's work were housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver, facilities manager, janitor, computer operator, chief executive officer and psychologist, it said. The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week, it said, working 40 hours at base pay and 52 hours overtime. A mother who holds full-time job outside the home would earn an additional $85,939 for the work she does at home, Salary.com. Last year she would have earned $85,876 for her at-home work, it said. Salary.com compiled the online responses of 26,000 stay-at-home mothers and 14,000 mothers who also work outside the home.
  3. How exciting!...I lived in Gainesville!
  4. I'm glad you've brought this up. I was just thinking last week about her. I miss her!! She has such a wonderful, honest, joyful spirit!!
  5. Welcome!! I've lived in the Midwest for the past 5 years, but I lived in Georgia my entire life up until then. I miss it! Which part of Georgia are you in?
  6. Thank you so much for this post. My husband and I are in a pretty good spot in our marriage right now, but I'm always very conscious of how poor my responses to him can be at times!! I pray every day that I would lead with my ears and follow with my tongue, that I would be more gracious in my reactions to him, and that I would be as merciful to my husband as he is to me. Your post spoke such beautiful words to my heart!!!!
  7. sk781

    The Blood

    I don't typically like email forwards very much, but someone sent this to me and I thought it was beautiful. I hope you enjoy, as well. THE BLOOD One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart. She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. But, the change in her was evident. As time went on she became a faithful member of the church. She eventually became involved in the ministry, teaching young children. It was not very long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye and heart of the pastor's son. The relationship grew and they began to make wedding plans. This is when the problems began. You see, about one half of the church did not think that a woman with a past such as hers was suitable for a pastor's son. The church began to argue and fight about the matter. So they decided to have a meeting. As the people made their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting was getting completely out of hand. The young woman became very upset about all the things being brought up about her past. As she began to cry the pastor's son stood to speak. He could not bear the pain it was causing his wife to be. He began to speak and his statement was this: "My fiancee's past is not what is on trial here. What you are questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus to wash away sin. Today you have put the blood of Jesus on trial. So, does it wash away sin or not?" The whole church began to weep as they realized that they had been slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a weapon against our brothers and sisters. Forgiveness is a very foundational part of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood of Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely then it cannot cleanse us completely. If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of trouble. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus! End of case!!!!
  8. You're certainly not being cold. While it is absolutely a mom's job to find the best in their child and support them, it is NOT the mom's job to coax their children into taking responsibility when they show no interest in doing so. Sometimes kids just have to make their own mistakes. A college education is a must-have any more, but I don't think you should have to spoon feed it to your son. I graduated from college not too long ago, and my earlier classes were filled with kids who simply weren't ready to commit to what goes into an education. They dropped out eventually, and all that tuition and boarding money was wasted. My opinion is that you should continue to point out the necessities of a college education, but not drop money until he's ready to do it. Some kids just need a couple years out in the work force to realize how valuable and necessary an education is! (Also, college just isn't for everyone! That's a hard fact to swallow sometimes when you have high hopes, but there are also some wonderful jobs and experiences out there that don't require the "standard" path!! Maybe something like technical school would be more up his alley, where he could learn a job skill instead of spending lots of time on core classes. If he could find a job skill that really interests him, I bet he'd take more initiative in the classes.) You could also offer to match him in every dollar he puts towards his schooling: it'd provide him an incentive to work towards it and make him take it a little more seriously.
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    Don't worry, TonelsMom: I was feeling lost on this one, too! I was just afraid to speak up. Thanks for explaining, ladies!

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