January 1st. Day ONE of 2016. I found this a perfectly suitable day to kick off the new year and my new blog series: The Mom Chronicles. Follow the hilarious adventures of one mom, three kids, and 19 pets as they struggle, (oops…I meant joyful maneuver) thru their daily lives building a family business and a life.
Reflecting on the previous year, I can now look back on all the many, many hats we as mother’s wear and laugh. With my doctor’s hat, I applied quit a few bandages, butt paste, ice packs and wrapped twisted ankles and wrists. I spent many countless hours this year as a teacher configuring the inequalities of a and b, working out word problems and solving for x and y; Chef, taxi driver, secretary, “mom”trepreneur, house keeper, psychologist, drill sergeant, code enforcement and seamstress. Just to name a few.
I would say the hardest part of being a mom is balancing the many hats, and switching one hat for another in a matter of seconds. For example: (Drill Sergeant) Shouting bed time commands at one child, as as I (now a Math Teacher) solve how many Cd’s I can buy with $20 and still have change for movie tickets to split between x amount of kids, and still simultaneously (House Keeper) clean the kitchen from dinner (Chef). All us moms know all to well of that scenario, but all of us moms also know as funny as it sounds, it is stressful, and very frustrating. As a single mother, carrying and applying all those hats alone is simply unhealthy and is probably the reason many women suffer from depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, and other neurological, physical and mental disorders.
My vision with the Mom Chronicles is to bring awareness of the struggles of motherhood to the community, and to inform the public of the unnatural demands being placed on mothers and specifically single mothers. I am a single mother. I have felt the pain. I have cried. I have prayed that I can place food on the table the next day or that I will have enough gas to deliver the kids safely home from school that day. I have worked full time and unwilling placed my frantic and terrified daughter in day care, and had my heart broken as she is torn out of my arms so that I can go to my job.
NOW, I am here to share that I have discovered a better way to fight the financial and societal demands of motherhood that doesn’t involve day care, after school care or missing field trips. I want to help mothers globally build the life they deserve and a life full of happiness. With a little inspiration, a bit of motivation and strong determination, a work from home business can provide the financial freedom Mom’s are looking for. Follow me on daily as I blog on the life of a single, work from home mom of three kids so you can see first hand that anything and everything is possible. And yes, my family does have 19 pets, but there all caged in. Ha! (I am sure one or two will make their way into the blog sooner or later)
Stay tuned for Day 2. January 2nd, 2016.
Cheers to Day one of 365! Happy 2016!
Angela is passionate about her family, community health, the global food crisis and empowering moms to succeed in both motherhood and business. Please feel free to read more on her involvement in the wellness industry , follow her daily blogs of life as a stay-and-work at home mom or join her Yevolutionary Team of independent distributors out to rock the world!