My daughter (the adorable child in the picture) will be 4 in a few weeks and when I think back about before I had her and decided to be a Stay At Home/ Work At Home Mom the things that I had that I dont now. I am not complaining really just more of a thought. We as moms tend to give up things for themselves to sacrifice for the kids. When I knew that I wanted to stay home I decided to cut back. What were the first things I cut back, the pedicures, the acrylic nails, the highlights, waxed eye brows, clothes for me, and the gym. Now I know your thinking that all of those things sound materialistic and the trade off is so wonderful, your right. But as the years go on I begin to sink into the couch a little bit further, my roots grow a little bit longer and my gray hair gets worse. Sure I can pluck my own eye brows (umm I have not done it in about 6 months, so they are caterpillars). I can do my own pedicure, but what fun is that when you cant sit back in the vibrating chair and let someone else scrub your feet and massage your calves. And the last time I bought an article of clothing for myself was about 3 years ago when I actually knew my size. I done with all of that, I believe someone somewhere said love yourself before you can love others. I may have just made that up, but I swear I have heard it. Little by little I am taking back those things that make me feel good. Those things that I enjoy. I am turning 35 and maybe its me getting old because I think that is the second post this week I have mentioned my age. My subconscious is taking over. It time to show myself some love. I signed up for the gym today. I have not worked out on a regular basis in a very long time. I am actually looking forward to it. I think the gray hair is taking over my brain cells. I actually want to get up off this couch that I work a million hours a week and work out. Ive already made an hair appointment for a few weeks from now. I am not going to get it all back but I will be happy with some. I get to stay home well work from home be with my kids and enjoy myself. I think I can have my cake and eat it to. What do you think? Did you give up anything to stay home?