How is life going for you? As a mom, it’s probably hard to imagine it going any other way than, busy! Your day quite possibly could be filled with little ones, diapers, feedings, and numerous cleanups. And yes, this can fill up a day! Or your day could be filled with homework duties and shuffling kids to and from every event or practice, while still trying to find time to make dinner. Either way, your busy!
When you’re a mom, busy can easily become the norm. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a stay at home mom or a working mom. The responsibilities are ongoing.
But even in the midst of raising children, it’s important to find time to enjoy the moment, big or small. Because life passes by in a flash; and these are moments you are not going to want to miss.
So how do we slow down and enjoy the moments, when we barely even have time for a bathroom break, let alone a shower?
Give yourself permission to leave the mess; at least for a little bit. Am I saying you should succumb to filthiness? No, of course not. My house isn’t filthy, and equally it won’t make the cover of Beautiful Homes either (is that really a magazine or did I just make that up?).
But it is a home that shows children live there. And even better, it shows it’s a home where mom isn’t spending every waking hour cleaning; instead, she’s spending quality time with her kids.
Of course, every area of life requires balance to function well. There will be times when you’ll need to go do housework. But it is a house. And the house should never get more time and attention then you give yourself, or your kids, or anyone else super special to you; I’m sure we can agree on that.
The truth is, you’ll have plenty of time to have the perfect house, when the kids are gone and living in their own spaces (honestly, I dream about how beautiful mine will look sometimes…shhh don’t tell anyone).
But for now, spend more time building the memories, and enjoying the moments.
Give your self permission to cook quick and easy meals, or not at all. Can I tell you a secret…well, another one? I sometimes give my kids Cereal for dinner. Stop gasping! My Cereal is organic and has very little sugar in it, thank you very much!
Look, unless you just love to cook and pretend like your Rachel Ray, cut those extravagant meals down to once a week. I’m sure they are time consuming.
You can still feed your family healthy, with quick simpler meals. If you need some ideas, leave a comment on this post and I’ll be happy to help you. And it doesn’t have to be Cereal if that takes you too far out of your comfort zone.
The point is simply that you could be using that extra time, to enjoy some moments with your children or with yourself. And If you don’t see the importance of making time for yourself, then you need to read this https://nolongerastayathomemom.com/2019/11/10/solitude-time-vs-me-time/, and learn why time to yourself is non-negotiable!
Freeing up time might be a challenge at first; but it’ll prove to be worth it. No one should have to be busy all day, running around like a chicken with their head cut off. And we should all be able to have bathroom breaks and showers.
So be fierce about claiming back your time. It’s time to stop being so busy, and start enjoying the moments.
Thank you so much for stopping to read! Don’t forget to hit the LIKE button!