Being thankful – I don’t have to take my baby to daycare today.

Lil Rambo
Lil Rambo
When did she grow so big?

As I was sitting this morning with my cup of coffee, nursing Firefly and perusing my email, something occurred to me.

If I was still working, I’d be going back to work today.  I distinctly remember this day, back in October 2008, when I had to go back to work after my leave with Little Rambo was up.

It was depressing.  I wanted nothing more than to be home with my baby, but I took her to my (wonderful, btw) daycare, handed her to her caretaker, and went off to work.

No more.

Today, I am not going to go to a job where I will give my employer my best hours and have next to nothing left for my family.

Today, I am not going to struggle to pump enough milk to sustain my baby.

Today, I am not going to get yelled at by angry customers.

Today, I am not going to come home at 7:30 PM – tired, hungry, gulp down some Macaroni & Cheese, then collapse in front of the TV.


Today I am going to enjoy this beautiful day with my girls.

Today I’m going to go outside and dig up some shrubs so I can plant strawberries in their place when it’s warm enough.

Today I’m going to nurse my baby whenever she’s hungry and not worry I might have to give her formula because I can’t pump enough.

Today, I’m going to have a nice hot homemade dinner for my family and we will sit down and eat together the way a family should.

Today… I am thankful.

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    1. Thanks! Yes it is nice to work from home. It does get overwhelming trying to do it all, but I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with certain things about working a job, like having to go in even when my kids need me, or even just the whole lazy morning thing (which is my favorite!)

  1. Good for you! That should be the ultimate goal of all Moms and Dads. Instead of trying to have the latest iPod or flat screen TV, we should be focusing on downsizing and eliminating debt. Keep up the great work. We can all learn from you.
    Jody Graham
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  2. Hi Bethany,
    Your baby is so sweet :)so is it just me or does anyone else dread taking baby to daycare everyday 🙁 im lucky and work 2-11 and have family, so i take baby to daycare at 11 and my aunt, uncle or grandma picks him up at about 4, so hes there a few hours a couple days a week, and not weekends i work, but i HATE leaving him.

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