Monday, April 27, 2009

A Little More on the SAHM subject...

I realized I had a little more to add. Please do not get me wrong....staying at home with your kids is great and wonderful and of course being able to witness all of the "firsts" and just being there as they grow up. But depsite what others tell you it can hard as hell. I would give my left arm to go back to work somedays! lol! Just to get away from the house. It's the noise-and yes-the boys. When Logan is screaming, going through the no stage and rebellion stage even before he is 2.Sometimes I wonder "why again did I quit the job I really love?" an "Going to work would be a nice break!" Then at the end of the day when most people are stressing over traffic, deadlines, lesson plans, beating it to daycare to pick up a child at 6:30p.m. who has been sitting there since 7:00 a.m.: you get to put your kids in a bath, have their dinner ( a home cooked one at that) and tuck them into bed it all seems worth it. Snuggling up and reading abook with my little guy and KNOWING that he is safe-that is the perfect job.  The bigger house, the nice car, trips can all wait.  Right now I have a baby to kiss.

Stay Home Mommy

When someone asks me what I do, I tell them I stay home with my children and I'm not in the least ashamed or embarrassed. I have learned that most people who don't think much of stay-at-home moms (SAHM) don't know what's involved and how much a family benefits and appreciates what we do. My children are only young once; I can get job later. Sometimes when I tell people that I am a SAHM,they say "Oh, so you have no education?" (I have a BS degree and social work experience), or "No skills, huh?" (I used to write million-dollar grants and teach special ed). I am comfortable with my answers, but a lot of other people are not. They think my education is going to waste. I answer those people with "I'm raising my children, and teaching them. What better use of my skills?"  I do realize that this is a personal choice and everyone has to decide what is best for their family.  If you do place your child in daycare-please stop by unanounced several times before placeing your child.  And PLEASE trust your gut if something feels wrong.  If you are able to afford a nanny, or someone who only watches 1or 2 kids, that isthe way to go.  The smaller the ratio-the more one on one attention your baby will get.
I know that my baby Logan will only be little a painfully short time and I want to be the one showing him the world.  The bond we have is not for sale at any price.  So am I angry or resentful? No, just sad that some people dont realize that in a time like this-Mommy does know best.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Butterfinger Cake

1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix-cheap brand works best

·                          5 Butterfinger candy bars

·                          1 jar caramel ice cream topping

·                          1 can sweetened condensed milk

·                          Cool Whip for topping (or real whipped cream-add 3 TB powdered sugar)

·                           Chocolate Syrup


Bake the cake according to package directions and in a 13 x 9 inch

pan. When it's done, and while it's still hot, punch holes in the

cake and pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top making sure

some of it sinks in the holes.

Do the same with the caramel ice cream topping.

Sprinkle on some of the broken candy pieces.

When it's cool, spread the Cool Whip topping on the top, and then

sprinkle the rest of the broken bars. Then drizzle more caramel all

over and then drizzle chocolate syrup in a zigzag pattern