"How do you do it all?"
I am a homeschooling mom of six. I have a husband for whom I want to be the best wife I can be. I am a professional blogger and have been tapped as a national spokesmom for big brands. I am writing a book. I am a daughter, sister and friend. I have many roles and a whole lot of responsibilty.
Now that you've discovered all of this about me, I'm sure you are curious and want to know the answer to the question I'm asked on a daily basis::
How do you do it all?
I often wonder why people even have to ask me this question. Can't they see that I'm a saint, and my kids are always well-behaved and even tempered? We do not yell or raise our voices in the slightest. Any of us. Ever. My floors sparkle and the laundry is always clean, folded and hung up. I make all meals to perfection, and even Noah looks forward to the chicken cacciatore I make every Saturday night.
Wait... What? You don't believe me?
Okay, okay. Here's the truth...
I very rarely leave my house with all of my kiddos in tow, and when I do I've been known to leave a certain blondie at the checkout counter as we make our way across town - without him. My two-year-old, Noah, dumped a whole box of fish crackers in the pantry today - and every single goldfish is still on the floor. We have clean clothes, but they are all piled in a giant heap next to my bed. I spent lots of time with the kiddos today, and I tried not to yell at them, but they can be just. so. darn. frustrating. And, I'm not cooking tonight - Ray is bringing chinese food home for dinner.
If you are anything like me, you wear many hats - wife, mother, friend, teacher, blogger, and more - but balancing those many roles can sometimes be quite challenging. Is it possible to do it all without losing your sanity?
I know that everyone has a different way of doing it, but since I am so often asked, I thought I would share some of my tips for maintaining my sanity, while filling my many roles. A mini-series, if you will. So, stay tuned as I bring you a few of my tips at a time.
By the way, I’d love to hear your secrets, too!