Not Balancing Motherhood

BALANCE
noun

  1. a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc.

I really don’t believe in the whole balancing thing. I believe that nothing will have your equal amount of time or attention at the same time. I know that if I am writing or working I am not giving it half my attention and the other half to something else.

As a mother, wife, employee, and entrepreneur I always get asked ” How do you do it all?” Honestly I don’t. I have help and everyone plays a role in getting things done. From my mom to my husband they all play a role in helping me get the kids where they need to be and things done around the house.

I also have learned to prioritize my time. There is a time for work and a time for family. I cut off work at a certain time and then have time for family. It is hard to incorporate both at the same time (unless your family is included in your work).

The kids play their roles in making sure things get done and we are on point to get where we need to be. The older kids are responsible for making sure their clothes are together for the week, their book bags are ready and if they want a snack they have it. Love is also responsible in getting her toys put up, and keeping up with her things such as coat, shoes, and school supplies.

Not balancing motherhood is my truth. I know that when I try to give everything and everyone equal amount of my time it can become very stressful. I have learned to accept that I work better by having cut offs and sometimes outsourcing things.

Do you try to balance motherhood with everything else on your plate?  How do you get everything done wearing many hats?