Sunday, February 20, 2011

Finding the balance

I've been blog hopping
People I know, people they know, people no one knows....

Just wanted to see what was out there.
I found this post....  it struck me.
Hit very close to home.
I fight to find it all the time.
The struggle has been very real and present in our home lately.
This was good for me to find.

Is there really such a thing as balance after you become a mother? The answer is simple, right? Yes. And no.

These days, I find myself in a constant balancing act - sparkly pink shoes and multicolored manicures for the girls or cleaning my bathroom? Dusting every surface of my house (which I assure you NEEDS to be done) or orchestrating and judging another American Girl fashion show? Taking photos and becoming more proficient in Photoshop or spending some time with the hubs after the kids are in bed? Helping my kids find themselves while not losing myself along the way. That's the balance.

I have committed to being more intentional with my time and with my family. Less Facebook. More dress-up. Fewer cartoons and Disney movies. More family reading and listening to Caroline read to us. More all-out family room dance parties after dinner. More listening, more serving together, more focus. Good things.

1 comment:

  1. Ha! Read this yesterday too and laughed so hard! It is exactly what has been happening at our home. In fact, the husband and I were talking about it last weekend at our retreat too. So hard to find balance. Especially when we are stay at home mom's with a job. SOOOO difficult. Glad I am not the only one struggling with balance.


I love comments!