May 10, 2011

What I am


As a stay at home mom, sometimes you question how you are parenting your kids.  Are they having enough social time with other kids their age (which is difficult when your kids are in different stages)?  Are you investing enough quality time with each kid individually?  Are you bringing out the best in your kids?  Are you modifying their difficult behaviour with gentleness and grace?  You spend so much time second guessing your actions, when your intentions all come out of love.   

The other day I was hanging out with my two baby BFFs checking out some videos on You Tube and we really got excited when we played this jam.  Isn’t it funny how a Sesame Street song has now entered my vernacular as a ‘jam’!  Anyway, as we danced around my daughter’s room and I started singing along, I realized that I found a little gem.  A kids song that’s fun, cool and has a great message.

This song is a wonderful lesson in self acceptance for your kids but it is equally a great reminder for us stay at home moms who don’t get quarterly evaluations, raises, bonuses, benefit packages or promotions to validate the work that we do.  Mamas, we ought to hold our head up high and know that the work we do is an act of service and even though we’re not compensated in the same way that the rest of the working world is, the gift of ourselves to our children is priceless!  So come on stay at home moms, even though we don’t get enough appreciation or validation.  Even though by the time our hubby get’s home we are covered in spit up, jam and breast milk.  Even though potty training isn’t going well and your baby is boycotting baby sign, we never quit.  And the more we work at being stay at home moms the better we get at it.  We get stronger and our families get stronger too.

Comments

  1. My kids grew up with Sesame Street! Excellent programming! I love your blog it is so cute!

    Thank you so much for participating in the Get Wired Blog Hop. I am following. Have a wonderful day!

    Vickie
    http://victoriasvoice44.blogspot.com

  2. Thank you! I really enjoyed reading this post:)

  3. Thank you!

  4. Great post and great song. My husband and I would watch Sesame Street with our kids and sing and dance to the songs. The show has changed a bit (I find it has a bit too much ‘energy’ sometimes) but this is great and what you’re doing with your kids sounds great too.

    Nice meeting you – I’ll be back.

  5. Love this video! It is one of my all time favorites!
    Thanks for the linky too!

  6. This is one of me and my daughters favorite videos as well. I love Will-i-am and I love the message in this song!

    I am your newest follower. Thanks for following me! 🙂

  7. I can’t wait to share the song with my girls this afternoon – they are going to LOVE it!

    thnaks for linking up w/me today!

    I am now following you & hope to see you back around my blog too!

    Bernadette
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com

  8. Hello, thank you for visiting my site, now following you back. Love this post, what a valuable lesson to teach our children indeed.

    GRACE and ME
    http://www.graceandme.com

    GRACE @ Home
    http://gracefulhomepigeon.blogspot.com

  9. I’m your newest follower! You can find me at:

    Simple Mom Solutions

  10. We never quit! 🙂

    I like your entries and your blog. I’ll be frequenting your site for sure.

    Thanks for dropping by my site. I juts follow back 🙂

    http://spanishpinaynanay.blogspot.com

  11. Following you back from The Steady Hand. Great post and my daughter and I love that jam too!

  12. Following from the hop. BTW I love that musical skit on Sesame Street. 🙂 http://tidbitzearthlydelights.blogspot.com/

  13. YOU are Epic! xoxo

  14. Hey there. Love the blog, your kids are adorable. I am a new GFC follower from the Tuesday hop. I hope you can stop by my page and return the favor.

    http://www.ourmonkeylife.com

  15. Very cute! I am back again!
    I am following you via TTT blog hop. Please follow me.

    http://itsabouttimemamaw.blogspot.com/

  16. Great song and message!

    I’m a new follower from the Totally Tuesday Blog hop, please stop on by http://www.mommydigger.com and say hello 🙂

  17. As a Stay-At-Home mom who used to work, I can totally relate to this post! 🙂

    I’m your newest follower, visiting from the Tickle Me Tuesday Blog Hop.

  18. My kids love sesame street! Following you from the totally tuesday blog hop, look forward to your future posts!

    http://wvfrugal-wvsaver.blogspot.com/

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