May is over, and I have been at my new job as full-time Mom for over 30 days. I thought it might be a good time to give myself a 30 day review, to see how I am managing my new position.
Here are the results:
Mommy, the giver of love, this is what my husband, the CEO of our home, thinks is the most important part of my job, and he is right. I wish I could say that I have excelled,but there are times when my girls drive me crazy. I would never think to raise my voice at someone who worked for me, why do I do it to the people I love the most?
Mommy, the teacher-I think I have surprised myself on how much I enjoy this role. I try to do something educational with my girls at least three hours a day, and we all love it. In the fall, we will be home schooling my oldest for kindergarten, and I am looking forward to the challenge. Right now, I am just having a hard time deciding on curriculum.
Wife-my husband is a patient, loving, and kind man with a great sense of humor. His needs are simple, food and love. I think I have made improvements in both of these areas of the past 30 days.
CFO(Finances)it is amazing to me how much less money we are spending since I stopped working. This is good, because we have a lot less to spend.
COO(Operations)I am a task orientated kind of gal so my challenge is to ensure my “TO DO” list does not take priority over my children and husband. My solution was put the kids’ activities on my list. Yes, I am a nerd I use an excel spreadsheet to chart out my week. I have also learned take the estimated time for a project and times it by 3, and that is closer to reality. Some days are more successful than others.