As a mother, I feel like I'm consistently searching for balance. We're a fairly "routined" family but is there really such a thing as routine in the life of parenthood? Sometimes I have to sit back and not strive so much for perfection but for balance. I'm so thankful that my little girl has been such a teacher of this trait.
I've slowly been finding a stride in this chaos of being a stay-at-home, work-at-home mom. As I type this, I have little toes poking the key board and sweet blue eyes looking up at me. It's really beautiful. I'm appreciative of this time at home with her.
I'm learning that it's alright to not have it all together and to not be on schedule. It's not all going to get done, as badly as I want it to. There's laundry in my garage right now and a pile of RAW images on my computer that are screaming to be edited. That's one of the hardest parts of working from home, I suppose. The constant tug of war to sit in the floor and play or be productive and get some work done. I know, I know... you mamas that work out of home are probably rolling your eyes at me. :)
And, on the nights when I finally sit down and wonder, "What exactly did I accomplish today?" I look over at that baby monitor at that sweet baby resting so peacefully and I appreciate that even if she was just watching mama juggle a thousand tasks while turning in circles and getting absolutely nothing done, I've somehow invested in her. Isn't that just what we're supposed to do?
But, there is beauty in the balance. I'm learning that it's all about falling in line with the march and keeping up as best as you can. And, it's really just as simple as that.
Just sharing my heart this morning. How do you find balance? What are some ways that you stay organized and keep the household moving in the right direction?