Monday, June 16, 2014


3 1/2 years ago, I quit my job at BYUH Campus News Center to be a full-time mom.
The first few months of being "just a mom" was a very trying time for me. I felt so lost and soooo worthless but couldn't do anything about it because it is what I/we needed to do at that time.

Until I came to a realization and wrote THIS blog post. And since then, Ive never looked back. I refuse to look back. I always say that if I'm going to do this whole mom thing, then I am going to do it right.
Becoming a full-time mom was one of the best decisions that I've made. Not only was I able to be with my children, I was also able to develop skills that I never thought I would've, like cooking, gardening and making pretty things out of yarn.
My motherhood journey had quite a rough start, and to be honest, I still have my "am I doing this right" days. But, blessings keeps on coming to us ever since we made the decision for me to be at home with the kids.

Now a new journey begins. Three weeks ago I accepted a job offer to work for KMVT Television as a Master Control Operator. It has always been a dream of mine to work for a TV station so this job was very attractive. So far, it has been fun learning the ropes of running Master Control and to be honest, it feels good to be using my brain again.

I get very apprehensive that I leave my kids in someone else's care...

Granted it has really only been four hours max on some days. At least until Mav goes back to school.

I had a hard time transitioning to being a stay-at-home mom but I think transitioning to a working mom is a bit harder. Didn't think I would be the type of person that would feel this way but I really do LOVE being home with my kids. They teach me so much and help me appreciate the little things in life. Time flies fast and pretty soon I'm going to be sending Hyrum to college and teaching Halia how to drive! So I want to make the most of the years that they still want me around.

But since Mav will be back in school full time, I have to bring home the bacon so we can continue to pay our mortgage and buy food.

There are sacrifices in all situations.
But there are also blessings.

We just have to learn to determine which is which,
and make the most out of them.

Halia's Photo Book

Finally finished Halia's photo book...SHEESHHH!!! A little A LOT behind!!!