Some of my days go perfectly according to plan. There are days when everyone gets along and naps and plays and eats at the precise times I hoped for. Other days my son gets 5 stitches and my daughter takes my leftover Chick-Fil-A salad container out of the garbage and douses herself in avocado ranch dressing. It’s called BALANCE.
But truthfully, I don’t believe in “balance”. I was recently venting to a friend about all I had going on and she told me, “your life is always crazy though. It’s always a little chaotic. But so is everyone else’s.” And it’s true! So I can’t and won’t feed you any tales of balancing it all. Because I don’t. I don’t even know what that would look like! And you already know that you need to take time for yourself and say ‘NO’ when you feel overcommitted so I’m not telling you THAT either.
What I will tell you is that I’ve found ways to simplify. I’ve found systems and methods that help me to slow down and be less of a hot mess mom. Tricks of the trade, if you will, that make my life slightly less chaotic.