Today I am linking with Andrea to share some of the things I struggle with…
Being a working mom may be my number one struggle. I struggle with missing out on field trips with my kids, feeling like I put other people’s kiddos before my own sometimes, having to rush them out the door, making them a big breakfast each day (just a quick bowl of cereal) or when I miss a simple afternoon at home because I have a long meeting. I miss out on stuff…like Pastries for Parents day at school because I have to be in my own classroom so Brandon gets to do that, or if neither of us can, my mom gets to. If the kids have no school, I usually have Professional Development so thank goodness for my Mother-in-Law who has came to stay with the kiddos as well. It takes a village and lucky for us, we have a great one. One of the hardest parts of being a working mom is when my kiddos get sick. It’s not easy getting a sub so I rarely get to stay home with them. Being a working mom brings me all sorts of guilt and struggle.
If you come over to my house at any given point there will probably be a blanket on the ground or something on the back of the couch…always. It drives me insane.
When I am in a routine, I do really well. When I get busy, exercise is one of the first things that gets thrown out. I have loved working out in the morning so far this summer but know when school starts afternoon runs and yoga will have to do.
-My Sweet Tooth-
The struggle is real with this. I can eat healthy food all day but my sweet tooth can get the better of me sometimes.
-Wanting to do it all-
I am a pleaser. If you have a committee that needs a volunteer, I am your girl. If you need someone to make snacks or treats, sign me up. If you have a project coming up and need something, let me know. Saying no is really hard for me, but it also can leave me feeling drained or not leaving enough time for the people and things I care most about. I hate feeling like I am disappointing people.
Another area that I struggle with that would fall under this category is wanting to make everything special for my kiddos. I want to cram as much fun and memories into each season, month, week, day. Sometimes I need to take a step back.
-Saying “NO” to pretty pens and cute office supplies-
Seriously, office supplies are my love language.
Do we struggle with any of the same things? What is your biggest struggle? How do you overcome it each day? Thank you for reading today!
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