Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Check out my new blog!

Just wanted to point out that my new blog is up and running!  Check out a bit of my conversion story, some daily (mis)adventures that are too funny not to share, and some of my survival strategies (particularly with feeding all the little ones!) at Unexpected Joy.

For the time being, I will likely be posting most of my thoughts at Unexpected Joy, since that blog reflects my current lifestyle the best.  Of course, I have no doubt that there will be a time when Catholic Working Mama is filling up with posts again!  Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Change is in the air...

It has been too long since my last post, and I have to confess, I was feeling a little stuck with this whole blog thing.  When I first started, I was inspired to write about my comically frustrating daily struggle of being a full-time working mom of twin infants.  WELL, things have changed quickly (and for the better!).  First off, I became pregnant again, which made my decision to leave my full-time teaching job pretty much a no-brainer (but admittedly, still bittersweet).  And the new little bundle really forced my husband and I to analyze our budget and consider some options in order for us to live comfortably with a bigger family on only one salary.  So my husband found a new job, our family moved 8 hours away , I am officially a stay-at-home mom, and we are feeling very blessed and grateful at how God has provided.  His Grace amazes me daily.

And as a sort of confirmation of this beautiful vocation, I found out that I am expecting AGAIN.  Come March, that will make 4 children under the age of 4.  Yikes and hooray at the same time!  So I suppose my original intent for "Catholic Working Mama" has completely done a 180 degree turn.  I've been pondering changing the name of the blog too.  I mean, I am still a Catholic Working Mama (my hours are longer now and my salary has taken a significant cut), but the purpose of my blog needs a new title.  I would like to share more of my conversion story, and some of the crazy stories that come with being an unexpecte supermom of a busy little brood.  My intent is to encourage other mothers out there, particularly those who never imagined themselves in this wonderfully exhausting calling, as well as to provide a little laughter.  So stay tuned for the new title and link!  I hope you will continue to read my posts!