Sarah over at Digital Motherhood has challenged me to share 10 things that make me happy. It can be really easy to focus on the challenges that come with parenting (and life in general!), so I am more than happy to stop and take a minute to think of the blessings around me.
I would like to challenge you all to take a minute and think about your own list. Just one minute to name some things that make you happy. How long does it take you to come up with 10?
Between mom brain, missing your kiddo, and the added responsibilities at home, it is totally understandable that a working mom can be a little scatterbrained. It can be hard to keep the balance between your work life and your home life. Some days it is hard to stay focused and motivated at work – especially if you don’t want to be there at times. If you are anything like me, you have 105738 moments throughout your work day where you have to stop and go “ok, what was I doing?”
Here are the best ways to keep focused on work when you have a million other things going through your mind.
I love that our society is supportive of the mom bosses in our work force. It’s great that women have the opportunity to have a career and a family. Some women really love doing both and would be absolutely miserable if they felt forced into being stay at home moms. In the interest of honesty – I am not one of those women. Whether you are a career-driven lady or are just working to pay the bills, I think that we can all agree that there are things about being a working mom that suck.
If you saw my post at the end of March (Backwards Hanger Challenge: Day 1), then you know that on March 23 I decided to try the backward hanger challenge with hopes of cleaning out my closet. The goal was to find out which clothes I don’t wear often and get rid of them. Well, it has been six weeks and my closet has definitely been cleaned out!
When you hear the word “homemaker” I bet that you picture a stay-at-home mom/housewife from the 1950s with a cute little apron, baking a pie. While that actually sounds kind of like a dream to me (I would look pretty cute holding Peanut in a circle skirt and kitten heels, right?), the modern homemaker comes in all shapes and sizes.
Do you have a closet full of clothes and still feel like you wear the same things all the time? I know I do! Join me on the Backwards Hanger Challenge!
I have broken all of the chores that need to be done on a weekly basis into a “Weekly Cleaning List” that assigns specific tasks to specific days of the week. It also includes the items that need to be done daily. I find that doing a few chores everyday is much more efficient and feels like a lot less work than going on long cleaning binges.