Mommy’s Day Out

Recently the girls and I were able to give Melanie a day away. That day came with some special perks since we did school with the children, normal chores, meals, clean up, and napsthe usual daily routine so that Mommy didn’t have to come home to a messy house, a day of school to catch up on, and cranky children.

I took the first shift from 9:00 to 11:30 (at 11:30 I have playtime with another set of grandchildren), and Anna came to make lunch and have the afternoon shift. The other time we did this, Mary took over mid-afternoon.

This time Mary was Melanie’s shopping assistant. Melanie wanted to do clothes shopping for the children with her time away, and Mary has a great eye for color and style. Mary and Melanie shopped, ate lunch out, and were back mid-afternoon.

Mary took this picture of some of their purchases.
Mary took this picture of some of their purchases.

Then Melanie went to my mom’s house for a nap and some “office-type” activities for the rest of her afternoon off.

These mommies with young families work so hard all day, every day. It is a joy to be able to let them have a little break.

Trusting in Jesus,


There's more than one way to concentrate in a busy house!
There’s more than one way to concentrate in a busy house!
Drew playing
Drew playing


“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them” (Psalm 103:17-18).

7 thoughts on “Mommy’s Day Out”

  1. What curriculum are the books that Bethany has.


    The book on the top of the stack is ABeka. They use quite a bit of that with some other materials too. Not sure about the book underneath.

  2. How sweet of you all to do that for Melanie. She deserves a day off. Hope Melanie and baby are doing well. I will continue to pray for a healthy baby and mommy.

    Are they planning to find out the gender of the baby?



    Yes, they know.

  3. How sweet! Is Abbie listening to music?? Me & my other siblings in high school survive by listening to music while working; it really helps with concentrating and of course, who doesn’t love listening to music they love?! 😉 What better way to kill two birds with one stone? lol Go Abbie! 🙂


    No, they are just ear protectors that block out sound.

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