Don’t you just love the start of a new Month? It’s always such an amazing opportunity to start fresh and knock those goals out of the park. And speaking of mom goals- I’m super excited to introduce you to our March Mom of the Month, Sandra. An amazing writer and Mama of 4, read more about her below and be sure to check out her awesome blog- Outnumbered by Sandra Samoska
Hi, I’m Sandra Samoska. I’m a work-from-home mom of four awesome kids, ages 2 to 11. When I’m not keeping up with them and our crazy schedule, I blog at Outnumbered by Sandra Samoska. I love sharing stories from my own life about what God has been teaching me through this journey called motherhood. When I first started blogging in 2016 I had planned on doing it just for the sheer joy of writing and sharing about my kids – more of a hobby than a passion, really – but along the way I have uncovered a desire to encourage growing families through my words. I’ve been published in Her View From Home, Focus on the Family and Scary Mommy. My current project is a children’s book that I’m in the final revisions of and hope to start submitting to publishers (eek!) in the next month. Using humor and authenticity, my hope is to help families grow in love for one another and for God, and to show them that the family really is worth it, even when you have to work at it.
If you could trade lives with another woman for a day, who would it be/why?
On my crazy, why-did-I-think-having-four-kids-would-be-a-good-idea days, I would trade lives with any woman whose kids had flown the nest – I dream of sleep and quiet! Normally, though, I would probably choose Nora Roberts. She is one of my absolute favorite fiction writers. She writes stories that can drown out the noise of life for small snippets of time. I would love to get a peek inside her brain.
Describe Motherhood in 3 words:
Motherhood is a crazy beautiful mess.
The best “Mom hack” you’ve discovered
It took me far too long to understand that there’s no shame in asking for help or accepting it. It truly does take a village to raise these little gifts of ours, and we are all richer when we share in the joy of caring for them.
Any tips/advice for Moms looking to start their own hustle?
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to start. We think it will be too hard, we won’t be able to do it, or we’re not good enough to be successful. So we disguise fear as “thinking about it.” My best advice, in the words of Nike, is to JUST DO IT. Take the class, press the live button, submit your words. If you never start you’ll never know what you can do. Also, be prepared to sacrifice. Whenever we want something – really want something – we need to make sacrifices for it. That sacrifice may look different for different people – time, money, pride, ego – but if we want to do something well we’re going to need to make it a priority, which many times means sacrificing something else.
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