Some of you may be wondering exactly what it is that I do all day. Do I sit around blogging all day? Watching soap operas? Reading?
No. I am pretty busy.
Here is a general list of what my daily activities look like:
Cooking: Yes, I bake my own bread, cook meals (even breakfast at times) and make a lot of things from scratch. This saves me money that I can use elsewhere.
Cleaning: Yuck! But, yes. Each day I do dishes, laundry, clean the bathroom, make my bed and various other things to keep my household going.
Homeschool my daughter: Yeah, well, I make lesson plans and do all of that stuff, but she is 16 and is mostly learning independently. She is a smart cookie.
Work: Yep. Right now, I babysit. I also homeschool my nephew while he is here. He is 11, so it takes a lot more of my time to homeschool him than it takes me to homeschool my daughter. I also keep this blog, which pays a bill each month.
Blog: Very important, and how I got the job of keeping this blog for you.
Exercise: Walking and other activities that are helping me to lose weight.
Volunteer: I help other low-income and homeschool families.
I have other interests as well. I read, scrapbook, write, walk, planning this years garden, budgeting, sewing curtains….
I am busy.
Why this post? Why would anyone care what I do? Maybe they don’t. There are, however, misconceptions that stay/work-at-home mothers may be a bit lazy. I hope that I have dispelled this myth successfully.
P.S. Feel free to share your day with us in the comments below.
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The Life of A Single Mother: Busy, Busy, Busy