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April 27, 2012 chris
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  A Working Mom

It’s hard to know if you’re doing the right thing when you feel you need to work, but would like to stay home with the kids. You feel you need the money to help with all the bills. You have a good job with an understanding boss that will let you leave if there is a crisis at home. So when you pray, thank God for your job and consider these things that may help you. 

1. Be proud that you are able to do both jobs and contribute to the family income. The Bible tells about the ideal wife in Proverbs 31. She juggled several jobs while caring for the family; making and selling garments, buying and planting fields plus finding time to help the poor. How did her family feel about this busy mother? They raised up to praise her!

2. Play with your kids. Housework will wait. Your kids won’t. Make time together count. Do something special, like taking your child to a movie or shopping or going out for breakfast. 

3. Don’t forget yourself. Even God proclaimed a day of rest when He created the world. So preserve your humor and sanity by resting, yes I said resting, read a book or pursue a hobby. Your family needs you happy and satisfied. 

4. Learn to lean on God. Psalm 34:17 says, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them.” Take time to pray for your family and co-workers. Give it all to God. While you’re on your job, remember God is busy working thing out for you. 

5. Keep a calendar for appointments, for work, church and school events. Leave notes saying “Have fun today” or good luck on your test” just to let them know you really care. If you are a working mom, maybe these few suggestions might help.

Remember: 

When your child hurts, you hurt.