Fullfilling, rewarding, fun, joyful…I can think of a million adjectives to describe what it’s like being a parent, but easy isn’t one of them! It seems like its just one thing after another. There are some really tough days and nobody tells you before you have kids that it will be like that. Its just one of those things you have to experience for yourself…and along the way just keep appreciating those amazing moments when you wouldn’t trade places with anyone for anything in the world!
Sometimes it’s just really hard to find balance. I know I’m not the only one. I’ve heard the same thing from so many of my girlfriends. Maybe it’s because we came to mommyhood later in life. I’m no expert, but I do know that a happy mommy inevitably leads to happy babies. So when I can carve out some time to do something for myself, be it having a cup of coffee without kiddos, or getting a manicure, or even taking a 20 minute nap, I know my week will flow smoother and my general outlook is much sunnier. That’s balance for me!!
Getting smiles like this one don’t hurt either!