Thursday, January 13, 2011

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?

It's been one of those days. Little AJ has a stomach bug of sorts. She was up fussing several times in the night, and I assumed that it was her teeth bothering her but she started getting sick right after breakfast. Luckily, we've been about 4 hours puke free now and I got her to eat a little bit of plain bread and applesauce. She's zonked now, so hopefully we've seen the worst of it.

It just breaks your heart when your child isn't feeling well. Suddenly all rules go out the window. Yes, you may have your pacy all day long. Yes, you may watch cartoons all day long. Yes, I will snuggle you all day long. My goodness though, it didn't take me long to realize what a nervous eater I am though. Since the New Year I've been dieting (successfully, might I add. I've already lost 4 lbs.) and I have hardly had any cravings at all. The minute I got a moment to myself today thought I just started itching to binge on anything and everything. Yikes!! Don't worry though, the healthy Holly prevailed. I'm snacking on carrot sticks instead.

This week's question for my Day Zero Project - The 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind is:

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?

I like this question, and there are so many people in my life who I think should honestly ask themselves this question. So often we settle into a routine and before long we're just going with plans that we don't really believe in for the sake of it being the safe and easy route.

Am I doing what I believe in? Yes! I believe that every mother should be able to stay at home and raise her kids. All to often I hear that some families just don't have that "luxury." Do I think it's a luxury? No! But it's what we wanted for our daughter, so we've cut back in other areas to compensate for it. For instance, we are a one car family. It's not the easiest thing in the world, but we've done it now for almost two years, and because of our patience we will most likely be able to purchase a brand new car within the next year.

We also cut back in other areas, like eating out less often and getting a babysitter only every 4 or 5 months. We've come up with lots of date night ideas that we can do at home.

So yes, I am doing what I believe in. :) I hope you are too. Be true to your own heart!

2 comments:

  1. I agree with you! I wish that all women could have the option to stay home. I believe children benefit so much from it. I am finally doing what I love. Being a mommy and a writer. I feel like I have come into my own, finally :)

    Blessings,
    Mel
    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

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  2. I agree that it makes for a healthier child if the mom can stay home - unfortunately I wasn't able to with mine (most of their growing up years we were living on one income - mine!!) but if my daughters aren't able to stay home with their littles (when the time comes) then I hope I will be retired and able to keep them with me while their parents are working.

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