This year I am recording my "week in the life". I haven't been too successful with my other attempts at scrapbooking but if I can at least record my "week in the life" in some way surely that's better than nothing at all? It will be a bonus if it ever makes it's way into some sort of album.
If you check out Ali Edwards' blog/website there is a PDF to record the week and in that each day there is a prompt about being grateful.
Today I had a "grateful" moment. I was randomly invited to attended a government feedback forum about family payments. Some people there had lots of kids, some only had 2 like me, some were older, some were younger - but we all had the one thing in common: we were all mums. In sharing our stories with each other I learned about one woman who has twins of a similar age to my youngest, one of which has a learning disability and as a result of needing to provide early intervention, has had to go back to work to fund the intervention program instead of being at home with her 3 young children. Her story touched me and although it is somewhat selfish I was so grateful for the healthy children I have and for being able to be a stay-at-home mum. I know some people have circumstances that prevent them from being at home with their kids, and some just choose to work, but I wouldn't swap my job for anything. For that I am grateful.