Let me give you a little history...
My name is Tina. I am a 35 year old, stay at home mommy, of two beautiful little girls.
I was a professional business woman, in the legal field, pulling in 6 digits, 7 years ago. I had worked my tail off to get my PhD, and a secondary Masters. I was comfortable in my job, and I did it well. My husband was in the military, and we were pretty content. Then, one Spring afternoon, I held up a plastic stick that had two very dark pink lines...My whole world changed.
When our eldest was just 2 months old, we had another one of those beautiful early spring afternoons...and another pair of bright pink lines staring up at me from that plastic stick. Ta Da! We're were having another baby.
And that's when I sat down with a pen and a pad and the planning began.
1.) Be the best Mommy and Wife you can be.
2.) Create a realistic budget
3.) Make time for fun
4.)Make time for cooking and cleaning
5.)and so on, and so on......
And from that point forward, I have worked my tail off to be the best. :)
I have fun with my girls. I teach them. I love them. I make time for my husband. The one thing I wasn't doing was taking time for me....
And that's when "The Happy Lil' Homemaker" was born. For the last 7 years, I have been called this (lovingly, of course) by many of the wonderful people in my life. A year ago was when I knew that I needed to share. Not only for me, but because I know what a tough job this can be. I wanted to put something together that would allow me some, well, "Me" time, but I wanted it to be "Me time" helping others. Make sense?
After some planning, I started up the Facebook page, in September. I had no idea that so many people would enjoy what I had to offer. The bigger the interest, the more excited I was to share. I received so many emails from women, and a few men...lol...thanking me for my page. It was humbling. Some of the stories, really pulled at the heart strings. I remember one that almost overwhelmed me. The woman wrote that she had a terrible childhood where her mother wasn't present. She had nobody there to teach her what a mother and housewife was supposed to do. She had mentioned that she had felt lost and unsure, but she found the Facebook page, and started trying things off of the page. By the end of the first month, she said she felt like she was finally getting the hang of it. She was happy. Her husband was happy and her little ones were happy. I read those emails often.