tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post7934167188097707357..comments2015-04-30T13:04:52.747-05:00Comments on On the Banks of Squaw Creek: Momma's New Groove: How I Decided to Become a Stay at Home MomKatie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11530237661834412493noreply@blogger.comBlogger24125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-92145844527138328252011-10-10T22:27:11.620-05:002011-10-10T22:27:11.620-05:00Congrats on becoming a stay at home mom, it has ma...Congrats on becoming a stay at home mom, it has many rewards. I&#39;m a stay at home mom too. However, I am a nanny that tots my almost 4 year old around, but still has it&#39;s benefits. I&#39;m also homeschooling her which actually makes me being a nanny easier :) I usually nanny for local teachers, go figure huh?<br /><br />A couple months ago, I found your picture of the dresser with book .:{ Grace }:.http://www.blogger.com/profile/05242941156972928829noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-47902819249751710212011-10-06T08:46:44.177-05:002011-10-06T08:46:44.177-05:00I&#39;m a little late with the congrats, but so ha...I&#39;m a little late with the congrats, but so happy for you. I would love to be able to stay home with the kids and work full time on our farm, but it just isn&#39;t an option for us right now so I will live vicariously through you. :-)Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05615277156454776548noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-80546806367574476372011-10-04T07:22:20.341-05:002011-10-04T07:22:20.341-05:00Good for you! I made the same decision 14 years ag...Good for you! I made the same decision 14 years ago ... for years, I still felt sad each August. I really missed the &#39;back to school&#39; excitement. But as I see my girls, now 10, 12 and 14, I know I made the right choice. I can&#39;t imagine missing so much of their growing-up years to work. It&#39;s so true what everyone says: the years go by so fast!Susanhttp://www.girlsinwhitedresses.wordpress.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-29286781194833085162011-10-01T18:42:14.668-05:002011-10-01T18:42:14.668-05:00Whoohhooo so happy for you!!! I think you made go...Whoohhooo so happy for you!!! <br />I think you made good decision!!! ;-)<br /><br />Big hugs <br />leontienLeontienhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15311969195332643600noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-45821818992848537582011-09-30T10:21:16.085-05:002011-09-30T10:21:16.085-05:00I can soooo relate to your decision. You will NOT...I can soooo relate to your decision. You will NOT regret it one bit. If you do, and the boys are in school, you can always sub! ;-) More later.... I think I hear my name being called outside! Time to maybe start this thing called harvest! <br /><br /><br />SO glad for you!<br /><br />Hugs!Lanahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06003384586082557583noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-16036694559626477772011-09-26T23:36:21.460-05:002011-09-26T23:36:21.460-05:00YAY! So happy for you. Happy that you feel good ab...YAY! So happy for you. Happy that you feel good about it too!<br /><br />You are the BEST.Jackiehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03936900354153453823noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-80345339559273851702011-09-26T08:33:59.675-05:002011-09-26T08:33:59.675-05:00Congratulations on being brave. Teaching will stil...Congratulations on being brave. Teaching will still be there when you are ready to go back, those precious short moments when your babies are little won&#39;t be. Savour them.Vickyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03404795780122015039noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-37795192870787293852011-09-26T06:40:43.320-05:002011-09-26T06:40:43.320-05:00You will never regret th time you spend with your ...You will never regret th time you spend with your children. My girls are all grown, well adjusted happy woman, with happy lives...and I truly believe that some of it has to do with their mom always available in their young childhoodPattihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07168379052525278502noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-38511202625470046372011-09-24T08:57:14.989-05:002011-09-24T08:57:14.989-05:00That&#39;s great! And awesome you&#39;re in a gro...That&#39;s great! And awesome you&#39;re in a groove. I&#39;ve been at home for almost 18 months with my kids, and we&#39;ve yet to find more than loose, kind-of, sort-of, not really, routine. Just make sure you schedule some time for yourself!Starr @ The Kiefer Cottagehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03466102837363060940noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-9972627218823701732011-09-23T21:55:10.433-05:002011-09-23T21:55:10.433-05:00Good for you!!! You won&#39;t regret it one minut...Good for you!!! You won&#39;t regret it one minute. I am so grateful to be a stay at home mom now and thankful everyday that we moved and my husband agreed that it was best for our family!Jemsmomhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06363175271078259922noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-23583305478514747852011-09-23T20:28:10.860-05:002011-09-23T20:28:10.860-05:00Good for you. Your boys will love you for not l...Good for you. Your boys will love you for not leaving them It means a lot to children to have Mom home.annhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17093228051226352211noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-44234188586856310192011-09-23T19:57:10.788-05:002011-09-23T19:57:10.788-05:00So happy for you guys, Katie. It has been a privi...So happy for you guys, Katie. It has been a privilege for me to be here with our girls. I know your whole family will reap the benefits.Nancy H.http://www.mattandnancy.orgnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-39504054081932649202011-09-23T19:00:15.165-05:002011-09-23T19:00:15.165-05:00Congratulations on making this tough decision. I ...Congratulations on making this tough decision. I too have an educators license, but I have chosen to stay home with my kiddos. I love it, and I feel so blessed that our family can do it. Have fun getting back in that groove :)Rajean B.http://www.blogger.com/profile/14767184579643163763noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-29795188352192147452011-09-23T18:56:11.562-05:002011-09-23T18:56:11.562-05:00Congratulations! Cost was a big part of our decisi...Congratulations! Cost was a big part of our decision for me to stay at home, too, plus I just feel like it&#39;s what&#39;s best for us. Mr. Man being autistic also played a role in the decision to stay home. I know you&#39;ll love it!Jessicahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17897718251146316249noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-22148640328055199912011-09-23T16:38:03.813-05:002011-09-23T16:38:03.813-05:00I like what Cris said. You have to do what is best...I like what Cris said. You have to do what is best for you and your family. Great for you that it means spending more time with your boys!!amber waves of grainhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15847849885966311153noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-58134603574695048762011-09-23T15:05:51.303-05:002011-09-23T15:05:51.303-05:00That is awesome! So happy that you can stay home ...That is awesome! So happy that you can stay home with your boys. Your whole family will be blessed!Life Happenshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02302134343874268994noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-47082798141053784722011-09-23T14:47:18.906-05:002011-09-23T14:47:18.906-05:00I really loved reading this. It has encouraged me ...I really loved reading this. It has encouraged me so much. Sometimes I feel like there is something wrong with me just staying at home with my girls-don&#39;t get me wrong, it&#39;s where I want to be and I love them to pieces----but even this morning after a phone call with my sister in law about her career and her girls---I can feel so insignificant. It&#39;s good to hear there are other who Cheyennehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02216810837548735987noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-74662002415433428942011-09-23T14:11:58.815-05:002011-09-23T14:11:58.815-05:00I remember struggling with the same decision. It&#...I remember struggling with the same decision. It&#39;s hard when you like your job and are passionate about it. But I&#39;ve loved staying home...happy to hear that you&#39;ll get to enjoy it soon too.Rachel Kaylynnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09114768437192098372noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-51974923034823707632011-09-23T13:42:52.177-05:002011-09-23T13:42:52.177-05:00Yay! So happy for you. From one SAHM to another!...Yay! So happy for you. From one SAHM to another!!!This Farm Family's Lifehttp://www.thisfarmfamilyslife.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-32513730706736475052011-09-23T13:23:14.370-05:002011-09-23T13:23:14.370-05:00congratulations. 3 years ago i made that same toug...congratulations. 3 years ago i made that same tough decision after a very tough year of working outside the home. i know how hard it is to walk away from a job that you love. best wishes to you...Autumnhttp://thecannyfamily.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-82188371780113099292011-09-23T12:59:41.223-05:002011-09-23T12:59:41.223-05:00Congrats! There is nothing better that making the ...Congrats! There is nothing better that making the choice to be happy... whatever that looks like for you. I made a similar decision over a year and a half ago and have not regretted it.Crishttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16693160339334116500noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-88783249553511660932011-09-23T12:50:26.961-05:002011-09-23T12:50:26.961-05:00I remember going through this when I went back to ...I remember going through this when I went back to school after having Preschooler. It was sooo hard. The entire first week back I bawled. I had to push through it tho because I knew I was doing what was best for us in the long run. The SECOND my last class was over my senior year I about ran screaming from the building. It was such a huge relief to be home with my little man and wait out MilkMaid09http://www.blogger.com/profile/14846718573478772552noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-47020940666637845212011-09-23T12:47:12.915-05:002011-09-23T12:47:12.915-05:00Good for you for making the decision that suited y...Good for you for making the decision that suited you best!<br />LOVE the pics of the boys!Jenthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06920500912551510634noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-50544187151784146432011-09-23T12:41:30.793-05:002011-09-23T12:41:30.793-05:00Congrats on the big decision! Somedays I wish I co...Congrats on the big decision! Somedays I wish I could stay home with RayRay, but unfortunately it&#39;s just not an option for us right now. Hey, how&#39;s the new siding coming along?Hoosier Farm Babehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07568958306591873982noreply@blogger.com