Since the kids got out from school at the end of June and summer vacation began, my family and I have been going full force. We’ve been keeping ourselves so busy that I can’t remember being at home one weekend in the month of July. During the weekdays, the girls have been going to daycare part-time but enjoyed a week-long summer camp at Little B’s old preschool. On days when the girls have been home, we have been out and about trying to find things to entertain us.
A week or so ago, I had to stop the go, go, go and take a breather. I was literally exhausted. At this point, I realized I was trying to do too much. Between trying to keep my teen’s daily schedule full doing things with her friends so she’s not lying around watching TV and socializing on the computer all summer, I was trying to find activities and outings that would keep the little ones from going stir-crazy. On top of all this, I was trying to squeeze some blogging time into my schedule. My bloggy friends were asking me to guest post for them and as excited as I was to do a few here and there, I literally had to say no to a few friends because I started getting in a little over my head. Between trying to keep the hubs happy with fun weekend adventures, the teen happy with a busy friend schedule and the little ones happy with daily activities, I was completely burning out without even knowing it.
Needless to say, all the above is my own fault.
I get in way over my head very easily and in many areas of my life. I find something I love and I put all my energy and time into it without thinking about overdoing it until I crash.
Take blogging for example. I love it so much I want to do it every day. Impossible! I have three kids, a husband, a home to clean and soon a part-time job again once September begins. There is no way I can blog every day and keep everything and everyone in my life happy, including myself. And by blogging every day, I mean writing for my own blog, reading other blogs I like, commenting on them and doing the Twitter thing to socialize with my bloggy friends. It’s. Just. Too. Much. I honestly don’t know how other Mom bloggers do it all, keep their family happy and work outside of the home.
So what’s this Mom to do?
I have come up with a plan. Not surprised are you? Plans are my forte.
I love my Lets BEE Friends Feature on Fridays. I’m not changing anything about it. Just keeping it the same because it’s fun to find and feature existing and new friends. I love the link-up and getting to read everyone’s blog posts. This will stay the same!
I love my Mama Teach Us on Mondays. I’m going to change something about it though. So far, I’ve been consistently posting every Monday. From now on, I may or may not have a new post up for this meme. When I’m finding myself in a crazy busy time with work and family, I may skip a post one Monday here or there. So don’t be surprised if you visit one Monday and I don’t have something new for you.
Everything else on Bees With Honey will remain the same. I may not have a post for you every day, but when I do, I will continue to rant and rave about my life like I usually do. Heck, how else do you think I maintain my sanity?
Thanks for understanding