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This is My Story, Too.

A mom should be paid over $115,000 a year based on a survey in Forbes Magazine by in 2011.  The jobs that a stay-at-home mom performs in a 97 hour work week are summarized in the bar chart on the right. Add to that the 4 to 8 hours of sleep you may get a night, doesn’t leave a lot of personal time.  This study did not include working moms.

I was a working mom and single parent after my husband died of ALS when my oldest was in college.  Starting out, I had received a Master’s Degree in Education while beginning to raise 4 of my own. Later, I retired after 38 years as an elementary school principal/second grade/kindergarten teacher, and now, while their parents work, I keep 9 of my 10 grandkids (12 counting my 2 step grandkids) . Currently my oldest grandchild is 14 and the youngest is 8; they all love to read. Through the years of raising kids, teaching kids, and babysitting grandkids, I developed and uses some effective activities and approaches while being a parent, single parent and grandparent.

I now understand why I was so tired.(^;  But, if I made it through and raised 4 college graduates, know that you can learn and do some remarkable things that you have no idea you are capable of doing today.

  • day-care teacher 15% 15%
  • chef 15% 15%
  • psychologist 8% 8%
  • computer operator 10% 10%
  • driver 8% 8%
  • <p>housekeeping/household CEO/laundry/janitor/facilities manager</p> 44% 44%

“Education is not the
learning of facts, but the
training of the mind
to think.”

Albert Einstein

Being a good parent involves having the desire to be a good parent.  After that, it’s just a matter of taking each day at a time, learning and enjoying the journey.  There are some basics we need to understand as parents which involve the following:

P – Perseverance
A – Awareness
R – Reading
E – Empathy
N – No
T – Transition

Mama Dear’s Mission is
to inspire and empower
professional women with
children from 0 to 4 years of age.

My membership site is affordable for all moms and designed to provide the community, support, and  knowledge base needed to help make your journey a little easier.  My Circle of Moms supports the following activities:

1 – A Circle of Moms Community for Moms facing the same challenges you are today.  With many of the same features as Facebook, your community will support messaging, setting up private groups in your own local community, and many other features to help you meet up and develop lifetime friends;

2 – A Forum to help you exchange ideas with other moms;

3 – A Special Search Engine (Moms Answers) of major professional sites for you to search out the answers you need from dependable authorities.  These sites have pertinent information from prenatal on through birth and each year of your child’s development;

4 – An Amazon Shopping Center (Moms Mall) with suggested items you may need raising your child, including Baby Starter Kits, Toddler Starter Kits, Baby Furniture and many others.  Just press the button and go to your desired floor to get home delivery;

5 – A Blog (Mama Dear’s Musings) where I can share special insights on raising your child;

6 – 6 Top Secrets for Successful Moms;

7 – Mama Dear Academy with an 8 part video series – Mom’s Boot Camp – for new moms to help give you a quick start, plus other courses will be added – some included in your membership plus some premium courses.