Tara's Working Mom's Journal Journal
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Tara (42) and Bill (47) had their first child on November 24, 2006. Cameron is a StorkNet Baby! Tara has a daughter from a previous marriage and Bill has a son from his previous marriage.

This is Tara's story of juggling the ups and downs of being a working mother.

Entry 39 - May 21, 2014
~ Spring . . . Finally!

Wow, can't believe it's been SO long since I updated my journal entry here on StorkNet . . . as usual, I have no idea where to begin and even specifically where to start!

I can tell you that I'm extremely glad that winter is no longer around . . . but with the spring comes allergies and thankfully, the extra time with the colder temps gave us more time to prep in taking Zyrtec a bit earlier . . .

Now, here it is, nearly the end of the school year, and while it's a time that my kids look forward to, it makes me a bit sad, since Cassie spends quite a bit of time away from us with her father. She's almost 17, so only one more year, and then, it's off to college - still finding it tough to believe she's a junior in high school, let alone going to be graduating this time next year. Where does the time go?

My Cam is looking forward to the end of the school year, too, and his first year at proper camp with the local YMCA. I'm just glad we were able to fit in swimming lessons prior to camp, so he can get an edge on being a bit more confident in the water. He's doing great . . . we're so proud of both of them

Work has been exhausting, mentally and physically, to put it mildly. The job I have now (one that I got after spending much of 2013 looking for one after being laid off twice - yes, twice) requires a lot of driving, let alone some soft sales, but it's also very demanding. More demanding than I initially realized. This month has been a bit tough, but I'm hoping it will end on a high note. I have to keep reminding myself that, compared to last year, we're all collectively in a much better position.

I still find myself fighting some of those demons from 2013 - mainly anger, resentment and fear. I'm trying to work through them, mostly through talking with my husband (who has been extremely patient, God love him) and with God . . . I found leaning on Him really helped me last year, not to mention other very trying and difficult times in my life. I'm really lucky and fortunate that he led me to Bill (my husband). Some days, I don't know how he puts up with me - seriously . . .

There are some days where the juggling of home and work get to be a bit much, but I am trying and that's all I can do. Just try and do my best.

Well, sorry to have to cut this short a bit, but it's only a matter of minutes - more likely seconds - until my youngest hollers for a story (it's close to bedtime as I write this). Hope all of you moms and moms to be are doing well. Take care and enjoy the ride (even if it's a rollercoaster


Tara's Journal Entries

Entry 1 - 3/14/07
Challenges and Rewards

Entry 2 - 4/4/07
Friendships and Challenges

Entry 3 - 4/30/07
A Typical Day

Entry 4 - 5/16/07
Being Thankful

Entry 5 - 6/1/07
Feeling *Very* Burned Out . . . and Not Sure What to Do

Entry 6 - 6/13/07
It's Official

Entry 7 - 7/19/07
Treading Carefully

Entry 8 - 8/10/07
Plugging Along

Entry 9 - 10/8/07
Wow, I Guess it Has Been A While

Entry 10 - 12/5/07
Birthdays, Turkey Day and More . . .

Entry 11 - 1/23/08
OK, Enough Procrastinating, Tara

Entry 12 -3/25/08
Good News!

Entry 13 - 5/4/08
Changes Galore

Entry 14 - 6/17/08
Heartbreaking Facts

Entry 15 - 8/5/08
Keeping My Head Above Water

Entry 16 - 9/23/08
Itís Been a While, I Know

Entry 17 - 11/12/08
Keeping On Keeping On

Entry 18 - 11/25/08
Remembering to be Thankful

Entry 19 - 2/3/09
We're Alive and Kickin' (Despite The Cold)!

Entry 20 - 4/21/09
No, I Haven't Dropped Off the Face of The Earth

Entry 21 - 8/25/09
Yay - Summer's (Almost) Over!

Entry 22 - 11/9/09
Savoring the Last of Autumn

Entry 23 - 1/21/10
New Year Brings New Hope, Renewed Determination and Strength

Entry 24 - 3/8/10
Spring Can't Come Soon Enough!

Entry 25 - 5/3/10
Busy, Busy, Busy!

Entry 26 - 7/13/10
Summer . . . Is it Almost Over?

Entry 27 - 8/2/10
One Little Bird, One Big Lesson

Entry 28 - 11/8/10
Fall, Please Don't Rush Out of Here!

Entry 29 - 1/25/11
Ok, Winter ... Enough Already!

Entry 30 - 3/14/11
Trying to Catch My Breath & Make Sense of Everything (within reason)

Entry 31 - 5/24/11
Moving Along

Entry 32 - 7/14/11
Attempting to Keep Things on the Up & Up . . . But It's Not Easy

Entry 33 - 9/15/11
Wow, Has It Been That Long?

Entry 34 - 1/18/12
Life Threw a Curve ball, & I Finally Caught It!

Entry 35 - 11/11/12

Entry 36 - 8/19/13
Long Overdue Updates (a.k.a. Where Do I Begin?)

Entry 37 - 10/30/13
Ok God - Now What?

Entry 38 - 2/2/14
New Year, Renewed Faith

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