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I'm Laura, a 30 something mom, wife, teacher, entrepreneur and dreamer. I often feel like I was born in the wrong era. I love the simple things in life... family, friends, food, crafts, gardening, and animals. Thanks for popping in to take a peek.

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Small Towns and Big Dreams

November 18, 2011

 

Lately  I've been stressed about money, as most people are. I've been worried about how can we continue to afford our house when I don't have the job that I planned on having (teaching - making almost double what I do now), and when we want to start to have kids, and I'll be on maternity leave making even less money. And sure we could tough it out for a year, but then we'd have to start paying for child care. I love our neighbourhood, but I don't love the idea of someone else raising my non-exisitent children. I don't think that God made women to carry life inside of them for 9 months, give birth to them, and then give them to someone else for the majority of the day. I struggle with the idea of not working (afterall I've gone to university for 6 years and obtained 2 degrees). But I struggle even more with the idea of not teaching my own children. Homeschooling has been on my heart lately too (I'll save that for another post). So, I find myself asking, what life do I want my children to have? I feel a calling to a more rural, simplistic lifestyle. I smaller home, a lot more land, fewer power lines, less noise, and a more peaceful, old-fashioned, way of living, where I can be more in-tune with my God, and what he has in store for me and my family. Hmmm... lots of prayers about this..

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