You know you are a mommy when you plan out how much you hope to accomplish during nap times. My list is always longer then what M will allow but it’s there. Usually on there is working out, showering, brushing teeth, picking up the house, starting laundry, putting away dishes, etc. Somehow updating my blog has never made it on this list. I have warned you before that I am a bad blogger. You can see that it’s been a month since my last post! I am really working on getting better and to be able to blog at least 1 time per week.
I think writing things down is essential to our health and well being. Journaling or blogging can be a way to get out things that are bottling up inside. They can help you step away from a situation so that you can see it from another angle. They are essential when you do not feel there is someone else to talk to. I do really recommend doing some writing in some way at least once a week. As I said I am working on this myself. As a mommy it is so easy to put everything into your family and little ones and forget about yourself. We see it as a badge of honor but in reality I think it can actually hurt us. We need time to ourselves. To be able to step away from everything, even if it is for 30 minutes. The sad things is we feel so darn guilty when we do. So if you can’t get physically way then journaling can be it.
My life has changed a bit since the last time I wrote anything down. I went from being a stay at home mommy to a working woman again. I am so lucky that they have worked with me so that I work once my hubby gets home and only part time. This way M doesn’t need to go to daycare and gets individual attention from both of us. I can tell you I never expected to feel so guilty being away from him. I really am not missing much since I work nights and my hubby can handle dinner, getting into jammies, reading to him and putting him to bed. But I can tell you that I completely miss not being able to be a part of that 5 days out of the week.
I do love being able to chat with adults again, and getting away for 4-6 hours is nice when things get stressful. The funny part is I hate working nights. I am more of a morning person naturally but you do what you have to when it comes to being there for your kiddos. Do I plan on working out of the home forever? I can’t say right now as I do not know what they future will hold for me. I don’t mind being away but I would rather only have to work 1-3 days a week out of the home and the rest at home.
This is where the beauty of Beachbody and Young Living come in. They are supplementing my income in a way that this can be a reality for me in the near future. I love that even though it is hard to do and yet another thing in my schedule. It is completely rewarding and helping me get to where we want to be. And with that I will end this so that I might be able to go to the bathroom with the door shut since little man is still sleeping. Ah, the life as a parent.
In health and wellness,