Wednesday, June 20, 2012


There never seems to be enough time. It has been so long since I blogged regularly and I do miss it, but where am I supposed to fit it in? It is so hard as a mother to do all that needs to be done and still keep a sense of SELF. There is the washing, the cleaning, the organizing, the meals, breastfeeding, diaper changes, play dates, more cleaning, laundry, bath time, book time, play time, nap time, bed time, teaching, mentoring, loving, paying bills, more cleaning, running errands....sometimes I feel like I am stuck in the movie "Groundhog Day". I wake up every day only to do it all over again, and again, and again. All of this while I also run a small business on the side. I do it with love, and most often with joy, but that is not to say it isn't draining. Where is the time for me? I know I need to do Yoga, eat better, drink more water, hoop more, meditate, journal. All of these things are ESSENTIAL for my happiness yet I need the spare TIME to do them in. As mom's I think we also have a tendency to feel guilty at anytime not spend on hearth, home, and baby. It's hard to take time for ourselves when there is a never ending to-do list waiting for us back home. I am trying desperately to find balance. How do you find it? What works for you?

1 comment:

  1. i think what i have learned is you're never gonna have spare time-you have to make the time. When i was able to work out regularly which was over a year ago (yikes!) i made it into my schedule. I popped ko in the jogging stroller and went for a run on the track for 30mins and bc there was a park right there we had playtime for for bit then we went home and had dinner. I managed to fit it in after his nap. He had snacks and toys in the stroller so he was entertained. After I put him to bed I popped on a JM workout vid and worked out for under worked great for me. Maybe an early morning jog with Claire or 10mins of meditation after she goes to bed before you pour your self some wine and start some crafts? Some rec centres (in Van.) offer childcare (3-4 days week for a few hours in the AM) and I know the personal trainers, if you ask them will will create a workout plan that suits your needs as part of your pass. I dunno. You will figure it out and find your balance. xo