Ever wonder how you do it, sometimes? Life that is. How you get through each day trying your best to make everyone happy?
Sometimes I feel like I fly by the seat of my pants, while other days , I feel like I can take on the world. Being a Mom and working isn’t easy and I only work half time. I can’t imagine how some of you Mom’s out there work full-time and still hold on to your sanity! I don’t want to sit here and complain because, really, I am very grateful for everything that I have in my life. As hard as it can be trying to balance home and work life, I would never change it. I love being a Mom and having a career too.
The most challenging part of working, and I’m sure many Moms will agree with me, is having to come home and cook, clean and care for your family. Of course those three things also encompass playing with the kids, helping with homework, making lunches for the next day and spending some time together before bed.
On work days, everything always seems so rushed! On days when I’m home, I find myself trying to catch up with household chores like laundry and basic cleaning. Fun, isn’t it? On top of that, I also try to fit in doing fun things with the kids. By the end of the week, though, I realize I feel burnt out and have had no time to myself. Unfortunately, Daddy is in the same boat too. Both of us try our best to give each other time off but is it ever really enough? Not really. This, however, is what parenting is all about and we embrace it , although sometimes with “grumpy”, open arms.
If you stand back and look at the big picture, as opposed to the chores and responsibilities that encompass your days, you realize that the moments you get to share with your kids is truly priceless no matter how tired you are at the end of the day. They grow up so fast and before you know it, they’re gone. So as easy as it is to become frustrated with trying to balance it all, it’s so important to remember what really matters ~ enjoy each stage of life with your family as it comes before you because once it’s gone, you never get it back.
Family, no matter what kind, is truly the centre of life.