30 Day Review

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.

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About Mary @ a simple twist of faith

I am: a rookie at blogging, just started my blog in May 2010 when I became a full-time Mom. a child of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a listener of the Holy Spirit, and a Catholic. Pro-Life, , Pro-Woman and an adoption advocate wife to a wonderful husband for 12 years proud and grateful mother to two beautiful daughters ages 5 and 3. a coffee drinking fool, so I can keep up with my little girls a home schooling novice using my kindergartener as a guinea pig a runner, it keeps me sane and in my size 8 pants an avid reader , now of Beatrix Potter's books a former workaholic & fashion follower a lover of chocolate, and wine, and the finer things in life, although I cannot afford them anymore!
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10 Responses to 30 Day Review

  1. Kyooty says:

    Sounds like your first month went well. I’m amazed that you rae spending less money, I have to keep myself “home” somedays because I could totally blow through all our $$ in a day! “oh look new shirts, strawberries, treats for the kids, treats for the hubbie, oh look a cute plate…” It’s not pretty when the bill comes in. LOL

    Yelling? sometimes it’s about being heard over the “listeners” that wont stop talking, and if you have a K aged kid, in your house? they talk forever.

    K homeschool? I have a friend in the South, she’s doing home school as well. she has a blog. you may enjoy reading. she’s homeschooling 4 children, http://infinitegrowth.blogspot.com/ she might have some homeschooling “curiculum” ideas that I think will match up with your Family’s mission statements. 🙂

  2. Kyooty says:

    ps. must subscribe to your comments, as your email doesn’t work when commenting at my place. 😦

  3. Bridget says:

    I’m not business-minded *at all*, so sometimes I forget that I’m essentially running an organization!

    Love this post!
    Love that you’re so enjoying be a SAHM!

  4. Tish says:

    Congrats on a great monthly report! I should have gotten some of your organizational genes. My daughter home schools her three (6, 8, & 10) and loves her curriculum, Tapestry of Grace. One thing that is especially nice about it (from my perspective as a children’s librarian) is that they have a superlative list of suggested reading to correlate with the curriculum.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Keep up the good work!!!! I am so glad you are doing this!

  6. politicalhousewyf says:

    Loved the last line, Mary! Yeah, some days you can only try to laugh about it.

    Josh (very helpfully) commented that the “time estimate X three” is known in certain circles as “management reserve.” Although he did note that normally, it’s adding 10% for overruns. Obviously, the engineering management masters’ degree profs don’t deal with kindergarteners. 🙂

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