Let’s just say that this is a crazy crazy world we live in. It’s an election year so that makes people extra special at times. There is gun violence everywhere and to top it off, my kid is speckled. I thought Pregnancy was stressful this whole raising a kid while working full time, being a wife all while maintaining a household is kind of exhausting. I know now why so many women just give up and say “I have no time”, “I’m exhausted”. I am also beginning to realize that we as mommy’s, wives, and bread winners, that we are the cornerstone of our families. Without us there would truly be mass chaos all of the time.
Here are some of the things that I am going to to do better myself and make sure I am the best I can be for my family.
I am learning the power of laughter. It’s amazing how much better your feel after having a really good laugh that the tears run down your face.
Exercise: Honestly right now I feel disgusting, I am the biggest I have ever been in my life. I am not nearly as fit as I once was so now it’s time to do something about it and make a change about it. It’s time for self esteem to come back, even if just a little bit, FYI it’s way buried in there.
Take just a little bit of ME time. Even if it’s just an hour (like time to write in a blog). It just gives you a little time to re-boot and re-focus and move forward with day to day life.
Have fun saving money. Coupons are your friend there is no reason to pay full price for a lot of things. It’s worth the time and thinking about it most mommy’s multi-task so Clipping Coupons could be you down time. See efficiency at it’s finest.
Keep those photo albums updated. For my family, our photo albums are such entertainment to us. I can’t wait until my son can actually start enjoying them. Right now he’s 9 months old and all he wants to do is destroy the pages, he’ll get there. Actually, just yesterday he finally noticed the pictures of us the day we brought him home from the hospital and he giggled when I pointed out Mommy, Daddy, and baby Jack. LOVE IT!!!!!! I know I looked at our photo albums CONSTANTLY as a kid. In reality it was my version of reading. I was studying my family and the past. I want that for my baby boy. 🙂