Friday, June 11, 2010

Balance

Balance?




People always ask me, "how do you balance working full time, being a mom, being a wife, daughter, cook, housekeeper, bookkeeper, professional shopper, blah, blah, blah.."



The truth? I DON'T! Here's my idea of balance:




Being a wonder woman and super mom doesn't make you a better mom. I'm all about working smarter, not harder! Life is hard enough. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband who's not afraid to step up to the plate and help out. If I didn't have his support, I'd look like this {Which does happen anyways on rare occasions}!




Bottom line: Don't be afraid to solicit help! Create a system that works for you. Here are some tips that I try to follow:
  • Stick to a routine. (You're kids will depend on it!)
  • Divide and conquer {If my hubby cooks dinner, I'll clean up. We divide bath duty too, but that only works for an even amount of kids!}
  • Make time for yourself! (This, I'm not so great at, but getting better!)
  • I write EVERYTHING down. If it's not written, it doesn't exist!
  • Learn to let go of the little things.....*SIGH* No, my house isn't always clean and on rare occasions the kids don't always get baths.
  • Ship them off to Grandma's every once in a while for some adult time

Being a working mom is about finding balance. Some days you have it, some days you don't. When I'm on top of one area in life, then I'm deficient in another. I'm horrible at returning emails and making phone calls to friends. In this stage of life, it's all about SURVIVAL!


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3 comments:

  1. Hey Lindsey!! I just wanted to stop by to say thanks so much for following my blog (BudgetBlonde!) I really appreciate it! You have to some great tips here. "Me" time is essential, I agree---- but oh-so-hard get (esp you with the little ones!) I'll def be coming back!

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  2. I'm very spontaneous, but I'm working on keeping a list or writing things down. Check me out at www.mydeartrash.blogspot.com. Take care.

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  3. Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to meet new people! Looking forward to checking out your blog :)

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