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Mar 2, 2012 | Family Life | 10 comments

For being a person surrounded by CHANGE, I have learned that I don’t take it easily. I like routine..although I’m not GREAT at it. I like schedules and patterns, but yet I struggle at keeping them. It may be that I LIKE CHANGE…but deep down its hard for me to accept it first off. I have to brace myself and get used to the idea and then it turns into a BRILLIANT plan.

Because of This Change


….and my inability to actually be a good school teacher…..equals THIS NEXT CHANGE

PhotobucketMaybe not the swimming or Boating part…but the NO Home Schooling.  I’d love to be the Mom that can pop out a new baby, have her house in order and be able to home school without breaking a sweat!


TRUTH be told…I am NOT that mom. A New baby stresses me out. Homeschool is WAY tougher than I thought and I’m pretty sure that right now HOME is not the best place for my child to learn math & science….other things yes, but not ALL school subject. PLUS My house in NEVER IN ORDER…NEVER! I’d love to be on an episode of clean house, so somebody can show me what my house SHOULD look like.  BUt really that’s NEVER going to happen.

But this is the GOAL for the rest of 2012

#1 ENJOY this last baby. Enjoy this last time being pregnant, this last time feeling the baby move, this last time having a sleepy newborn that only sleeps on your chest and not at night. ENJOY baby!

#2  Teach my youngings and play with them. Love this stage for I’m sure I’ll miss it when its gone. Play Play-dough…it stresses me out just to bring it out. Teach and Enjoy the little Ones!

#3  Strive for a HOUSE OF ORDER. Not a spotlessly clean house. A house that is our SANCTUARY. A place that is clean and content. Where meals are thought of in advance…and not rushed making more STRESS at that horrible bewitching hour of the day. A place where FHE is a regular thing and a morning devotional starts our day off with Christ. And a place where the kids want to bring their friends.


  1. A.

    Last one?

    I think those are great goals. They sound alot like mine. I too love order, but jsut can't seem to stick with it. I can definitely see how with several little ones order would be hard to come by. But I think you made a good point. The lack of order can oftren be a sanctuary for them. A house they'll remember fondly of because they WERE aloud to play playdough and make messes. πŸ™‚

    Congratulations again! (I totally couldn't make out the baby in the ultrasound picture and was half expecting you to say it was twins! lol )

  2. Just SO

    Congratulations!!! I'm sure you can do anything that you put your mind to. So put your mind to enjoying everything and you will πŸ™‚

  3. .kai.

    CONGRATS, rach!!!6 is a good number you know:) and you are super mom, you come from a good line of super women:)

  4. Bridget

    Rach, you are gorgeous and rad! And congrats!! How are you feeling? I hope you're not super sick!
    And holy gosh, give yourself some credit, you are super woman! And it's smart to let go. Some of the happiest people I know just seem to know when to say "no." Though.. it's always easier to tell other people to do it, right?
    Anyhow, you are my hero.
    Much love!

  5. Stephanie

    I am always impressed and inspired by you! Sounds like good things ahead and a clear vision of what's best for your fam!

  6. Rebekah

    I loved your post! (And congratulations on #6!) I think I need to copy paste some of your goals into my own life–especially #2– why can't play dough self-clean or better yet, disintegrate when it hits the floor/wall/window/ceiling….?!

  7. The Bennetts

    I think you love change – anyone who lives and loves Jase HAS to like, well maybe endure, change. My opinion is that you like change when you instigate it. And why not – you have such great ideas! Just go listen to some of President Uchtdorf's talks about how wonderful we all are, and take it one day at a time. You are fabulous! You are amazing! And you are headed in the right direction – that's what counts!
    Love you

  8. Leslie

    I'm excited for your new baby too and just wish your family lived much closer so I could see you all more. A new baby is literally the most wonderful thing in the world and I think you are wise to weigh the pros and cons of all in your life to make more time for baby and all the kids.

  9. brenley

    you are so great at expressing yourself, rach! you are a wonderful mother and wife! i'm feel the same way as you in regards to change. i love it when I instigate it πŸ™‚ i'm so happy for your newest addition. xoxoxoxo

  10. Natalie.

    You delight me. Thank you for being REAL. For being YOU.

    Thank you for not trying to be some facade of what a woman "could" or "should" be. Just as you are, you are perfect. And I love you.

    This post totally inspired me.

    I'm SO proud of you Rach. I know what a tough decision this was for you.

    Love love love love love,



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Rachel is a vlogger and stay-at-home mom! When she's not filming fun videos for the "Ohana Adventure" and the "Rach Bennett" channels, she is sharing amazing lifestyle, travel, parenting, and homeschool tips here on the blog.

Jase is an entrepreneur, surfer, skater, fisherman, and the best dad ever! When he’s not creating silly Reels (@jasebennett), you can find him sharing adventures on the blog & great entrepreneurial tips on his podcast: The Decode.


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