Have you ever gotten to a place in motherhood where everything is spinning out of control and you feel so buried under chaos that you just aren’t even sure where to begin when it comes to self-care or getting back on the right track??
Yupp! Me too!
You start thinking about your to-do lists, meal planning, laundry and all the kid’s toys, then you realize that it’s been days since you had a shower and you can’t even remember the last time you flossed your teeth.
Part of me didn’t even want to share all of this because a lot of times we like to put our best foot forward and only show the highlight reels, but I try to be very open about my life and my struggles in motherhood. One of the reasons I started this blog is because I wanted to share the good, the bad and the crazy about the world of motherhood. But then life happened and we had a second baby. I tried blogging a few more times and then jumped in with my home-based health business and I never really wrote again. I’ve had lots of ideas but never sat down to get them on paper.
Well this is going to be my summer of blogging and I want you all to keep me accountable to it. Blogging is a fun because I have always loved journaling, it’s a creative outlet for me and even amidst all the chaos if I know that I can just reach one other mom then it’s worth it!
My number one reason for starting this blog was so that other moms would know they are not alone in the world of motherhood!
After I had kids I felt alone and isolated. We were living in a new state, I was newly married and a new mom. I was drowning, my hormones were a mess and it was nothing like what I expected. I vowed after that hard first year that I would make it my mission to help other moms never feel alone in motherhood, especially first-time moms. We get thrown into this role and it’s a lot. I thought I was ready for it because I babysat and nannied my whole life but when I realized that I couldn’t go home at the end of the night, well that turned it into a whole other ball game. But no number of books or classes could have ever prepared me for what life is really like as a mom.
Now I find myself at another crossroads. The one where I have a million things that I WANT to do to help my family and make our lives better, but I honestly don’t even know where to start. I have desires of minimalism and that way of life has always appealed to me but we have too much freakin crap and I’ve tried on multiple occasions to clear things out and begin moving towards a minimalistic lifestyle yet it did not happen (again another example of being overwhelmed). If you were to look at my house right now you would be shocked, or maybe you wouldn’t because you could relate to me. There are toys everywhere, suitcases that need to be unpacked, a mail pile sky high (again I don’t know what to do with it and it overwhelms me so it just piles up).
We meal plan for ONE whole week you guys! It was an amazing week, the meals were great, we ate dinner as a family every night and I loved it. And then things got crazy again and I found myself running to the grocery store every few days or a few hours before dinner scrambling to whip something together. I’m a hot mess as you can tell!
And somehow amidst all the chaos, this past year I have managed to run a very successful business all from my phone. I went from the lowest rank in the company to being in the top 3 and I actually make more than my husband does at his 9-5. I am telling you that if I can be successful at this, ANYONE can be!! I want this to give you hope that even when you feel overwhelmed and crazy, your dreams are still possible if you are willing to work at them!
This summer I hope you will follow along with me and my journey as I begin blogging again and figuring out how in the world I can get my life organized. I struggled with writing this post because I felt like I had nothing valuable to share with other moms. I don’t have any tips to share about how to be organized, or how to keep your house clean, or activities to do with your kids because honestly, I’m just winging it one day at a time. And then I realized that’s exactly what I need to be sharing, I just need to start writing about how I don’t have it all together because I bet there are a lot of other moms who feel the same way.