Thursday, October 29, 2009

What's Going On With Wylie Mom

What's going on with me? Does anyone really wonder? Well, I'll tell you anyway.

Mainly, I'm trying to adjust to being a "school" mom. I was pretty lazy all summer, since it was my daughter's last summer before starting school. I mainly just blogged and played with the kids. But once fall got here, it truly was time to get my life in order.

Late in the summer I gave the Wylie Mom website a make-over. And I have been somewhat adjusting the content since then as well. I'm trying to post useful coupons, freebies and deals and also have been adding a lot more about selling eBay. Speaking of eBay, I am now a Power Seller and a Top Rated Seller!! I'm very excited about both, especially the Power Seller part. It's something I've been working very hard at for a couple of years. Anyway, I have been continuing to tweek to look of my website, so if you subscribe with a reader, check it out I quit doing the weekly wrap-ups, they got boring for me. But I calculate that I make/save about $20K staying home. I really hope to increase that number in 2010. Also, I've been posting less pictures on my store deals. They too, got kinda boring, and I've been shopping less, and living off the stockpile I have made for myself.

My big adjustment lately has been making a new schedule. Mainly learning what tasks I can fit in where, around my kid's schedules. I'm running around so much with grade school, preschool, and activities for 2 kids, that as crazy as it sounds, I have to schedule my time to blog, eBay, clip coupons, drug/grocery shop, etc. And there's the housework, family time, etc.. Also one of my daughter's activities is private dance lessons. So, with that goes helping her practice in between classes (she LOVES the class, so it's totally worth it, I just never thought of myself as a "show mom"). I do manage to sleep very well, but my "me time" is lacking. Hmm...sounds like a new goal.

Anyway, it's seems strange but after almost 2 years as a SAHM/WAHM I'm still trying to adjust to it. It seems hard to convince myself I had a productive day when I didn't do anything to make money. I know that caring for my family is way more important and valuable (and I'm blessed the the chance to do it 24/7), but it's still a nagging feeling at the end many of my day's. Anyway, I'm grateful I've been given the opportunity to do what I love and I have best hubby in the world for help making it happen.

How about you, what have you been working on this fall?


Keith Wilcox said...

Living off a stockpile like a squirrel! :-) I too sometimes feel like I haven't been productive by not bringing home much money. But, like you, I realize that what I do fills a role for my family. Congratulations of becoming a power seller!

dddiva said...

Ahh trying to catch up with the kids and myself. ;)
I'm trying to do a blog makeover as well and if I can figure out how to do a 3 column and get the tabs at the top I figure I'll be doing well. Sooooooo not a techie guru, unfortunately.
Sounds like you are doing great, though, all in all but I know what you mean about not bringing in the $.
I figure in the things that really matter it pays off though, at least I hope so.

Angie said...

Thanks guys!! I know in my heart I'm on the right track, so that should mean something!! :)

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I'm a married, stay-at-home mom to two kiddos in grade school. I love to save money as much as I like to make it! Coupons, thrift stores? Lead the way! But wait....there's more! I have a BBA from University of Oklahoma and I was a banker and an accountant before I became a domestic goddess!


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