I was at my older 2 kids’ eye dr appt earlier when I glanced at a magazine cover. One of the headlines was about work life balance and the struggle to juggle. I already know what a struggle it is as I juggled 3 of my 4 kids at the moment, but I was like “let me read what this has to say”. I read the editor’s note and was like “yeah yeah yeah” until I read “I stop and tell myself I’m doing the best I can”. That line hit me and made me stop and think because I realized I really don’t give myself enough credit.
So this is my social media announcement: surprise I was pregnant with and gave birth to baby #4! ? I didn’t plan on not announcing my pregnancy, but with not being very active on social media these past several months it just ended up turning out that way. Ok so now that that’s out of the way – my birth story ?
The irony of this picture. Earlier today I decided that I’d post a picture of our family command center once the kids were back so their bags could be in the picture because I was really happy with how it came out. “Family command center” yet I have no control over my kids, specifically the older two.
Hubby shared an article with me the other day titled “The ugly secret of working moms” that I loved because it is the TRUTH. I’ll copy/paste a quote from it that I think sums it up well:
“We’re expected to do our jobs as if we don’t have children — and then raise our children as if we don’t have jobs,” she said. “If you think about the model of the ideal mother, it’s the person who sacrifices everything for her child. The ideal worker is someone who can drop everything and go on a business trip at a moment’s notice, and who can stay late — not leave at 5 o’clock to pick up kids. So if you’re trying to be both, then you are faking it.”
I can relate to this SO MUCH and I’m sure other moms can too.
#iwokeuplikethis. Technically I had already been awake for like 4 hours, but this was when I finally dragged my ass out of bed and brushed my teeth/washed my face. I was expecting to look in the mirror and see that my curls were a hot mess because I don’t take care of my hair like I should before going to sleep to make them last longer, but surprisingly they still looked good so I had to take a #selfie. I used the “rise” IG filter which I thought was appropriate and love how it accentuates my dark undereye circles #momlife.
What does that have to do with not knowing how to relax? Nothing lol ? but I’ll get into that now.