Saturday 15 October 2011

Treasured Moments - 7

Do you find yourself falling into a pattern of daily grind, skipping the 'fun' activities because you don't have time or lack energy?Do creative arts, nature walks, drama, read aloud or spontaneous acts seem only a distant dream in your life?
Yet these Treasured Moments shared with loved ones uplift us, nurture our soul, remind us of the beauty and joy in our lives.
We want Treasured Moments for ourselves, for our children, for our families but how can we make it happen?
... Commitment ... Encouragement ... Support ... Ideas ... Plans.

I invite you to join us every Saturday and share your plans and ideas, your targets and goals and your stories ... your 'Treasured Moments'. In this way we may inspire one another, encourage ourselves and start achieving our dreams. Hosted by Erin at Seven Little Australians and Counting

My Treasured Moments this week are:

Today is a treasured moment.  Today I am once again a full time SAHM (Stay At Home Mother)  Last year I suffered a really bad "The grass is always greener" moment and applied for an evening position at Big W as a Store Recovery Associate.  I have since been working 12 hours a week.  As the year wore on I became more and more exhausted and started neglecting so many things that needed to be done around here.  Final straw for me was once I started home schooling Sir N and found I was not giving him 100% that I had a chat with Paul.  I am pleased for the experience has taught me the full value of the priviledge I have of staying home full time with my treasures.

Seeing Sir N climb up his first mountain. We went to Hanging Rock yesterday.

Seeing Sir N jump up and down in delight when I said we can take the tag along out and go for a cycle together. My goal now that I am home is to go out daily together and enjoy the outdoors.

Seeing Sir N land his first Rainbow trout when he went fishing with Paul at Hanging Rock yesterday.

Yay I finally found a moment to work on GEMS 2 TOTS today and am really looking forward to investing in this blog.  Pop on over and share some of your thoughts.

To join in you are welcome to add your post on Seven Little Australians and Counting using the Mr. Linky form (please link to the individual post) and include a link back to Erins post. If you haven't a blog we would still love to hear your voice, just leave your stories in the comments.



  1. I didn't realise you were not a full time SAHM. that must have been so exhauxsting hsing and working 12 hrs/week. Welcome Home:)

  2. Thank you Erin it's good to be back full time SAHM.
    It was extremely tiring working and running home and I take my hat off to any woman who is able to accomplish that but alas I am not one of them! That was just one ball too many for me to keep up in the air.
    Last year was the first time in 16 years I had been back in the workforce and I am very pleased to say I am home now. Next project get my home in order !

  3. Chareen, I hope you enjoy the extra rest, this week. It sounds as though you are doing some interesting things - I'm about to go for a read at your new blog:)
    I've just passed onto you a stylish blog award. I hope you are happy to accept it - it's always good to read your ideas:)

  4. I enjoy reading your Treasured Moments post Chareen, they help me to mentally reflect on the blessing in my week too.

    Thanks for the encouragement ☺

  5. Hello Vicky.

    Thank you I am looking forward to being home and not running out the door over dinner time to work.

    Thank you for the award :)

    Thank you too for your encouragement.

  6. Hello Chelle

    You are welcome Chelle. Why don't you join in on Saturday with your Treasured Moments ?


  7. It’s amazing the time factor in everything we do. It plays such an important role when we are busy being a mum. It’s also very easy to get caught up in the business of daily chores and forget what the outside looks like. It’s one of my favourite times in my life was when I stayed home with my children. A very true saying is Don't forget to stop and smell the roses!
    But also be very careful you don't get caught up in the business of running around now remember what the SAHM stands for too.
    Blessings and welcome to rub and tub, tub of clothes on the line and dishes in the sink with dog fur on the rugs and head in the doona to get the quilt right in its place and the most important of all is the aroma of homemade cooking and baking.
    Love you my child.

  8. So true Mom ! Yup I need some SAH days to catch my breath. Not always easy with teens around though.


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