Sunday, October 31, 2010

On The Go Mom

The previous week flew by with a flash!  Where did the time go?  Is it really the weekend, again?!?

June Cleaver... Pictures, Images and PhotosI am a Stay-at-home-mom, right? Absolutely NOT!

This all started because I had to fill out a new patient form this week. When I got to the question about employment I thought, I guess I need to write stay-at-home-mom, but when am I at home?

I suppose the term came about many, many years ago when mothers DID stay at home (Think of June Cleaver). They had time to bake (from scratch!), do laundry and iron, clean (to perfection), sew a new outfit, or mend something, prepare a homemade supper, etc...As if?!?

PhotobucketHere's the modern mom's day (one who is not working outside of the home): Get the kids up and ready for school (with a breakfast bar), drive them to school, take dog to the groomer, get a quick work out at the gym, pick up laundry from laundry mat, go to a parent/teacher conference, grab lunch on the go, have the oil changed in the van (checking emails with your Droid while you wait), get into carpool line, take kids home and help with homework, take kids to soccer game, drive two or three other kids home and then grab Chinese food for dinner, tuck kids into bed, start another load of laundry, say "hello" and "goodnight" to your husband, pack lunches, walk the dog, fall into bed exhausted!!!

The times have changed, why not our title? So, if you are an on-the-go-mom, let's unanimously change what we write on those new patient forms, or even what we say when asked, "What do you do?" From now on my response will be, "I'm an on-the-go-mom, thank you!"

Can I get an Amen!?!


Michele Katherine said...

Hi Sonya Lea,
I think this your post should appear in a news paper column or Family magazine, because it is so well written. A great combination of truth & humor.

I have an Aunt that has always baked from scratch, and what's sad is that it's now looked upon as out-of-the norm. My son is now 21, but I'm not employed, so I guess I would have to put "retired stay-at-home-mom" on my patient form :o)
Thanks I enjoyed your post!!
Blessings, Michele Katherine

Kathi Woodall said...

Sonya, I agree with this post so much that I wrote a book about it! You have hit on the heart of my new Bible study - "Seven Roles, One Woman: You Expect Me To Do All That?" God's Word actually recognizes all the different directions we are pulled in and helps us find balance in the midst of it.

Glad to see someone else out there with the same message!

God Bless,
Kathi Woodall

Kelly Combs said...

Great post Sonya, from another "on-the-go mom."

Sonya Lee Thompson said...


I tried to goto your blog to see if you had a link to your book, but Blogger won't let me access it. If you come back, I'd love to see your book link. Just a thought.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love your on-the-go-mom!!! So cute--and true!!! It is a full-time job!!

Kathi Woodall said...

Thank you, Sonya! I corrected the problem so you should be able to go to my Blog by clicking on my name now. Didn't realize I had my profile set at "private."

My website is Grow Barefoot and contains information about the new book! You can also access my blog through the website. :-)

God bless,

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Anonymous said...

I love this!!! I agree wholeheartedly:) Right now I'm working part time and attending school, but the household stuff acutally takes up more time than any of that. So many demands so little time. But I wouldn't trade the kiddos for anything!!! Thanks for making me smile today;)

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