I thought this was a great post and I thought I'd share.
How to Balance Structure and Flexibility in Your Life as a Mom
I like how she tells you to drop the guilt and embrace what you are instead of always focusing on what you are not.
I feel like I am always seeking balancing in my life. There are times where my life felt somewhat balanced. So I know it is possible. It's not a completely unrealistic goal.
Still I find myself wondering...
How much time do I spend tending to the kids' needs while still meeting mine?
How much do I focus on keeping everything neat and tidy while still letting my kids play and make messes and just be kids?
How do I balance time spent on the housework with time spent on the many other things I'd rather be doing?
When my baby was a newborn, the answer was clear: Soak up every moment of his precious babyhood... I did that and I don't regret it.
Now he is completely a toddler. A feisty, curious, climbing, tenacious "baby on wheels"...
I guess that is part of what January is about, setting goals and deciding what is really important. A new year, a new start and all of that.
So I will continue to seek a balance that works for me and my household. I embrace this season of my life and realize it comes with a decent level of chaos. It's ok to be me and it's ok to strive for improvement. :)
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