Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"I don't know how you do it!"

This is what some stay-at-home moms have told me in the past: "I don't know how you do it."  Well, to be honest, I don't know either.  I just do.  There is no other option that I know of.  I would love to call in sick and just lounge around with my girls - especially today.

My eyes are tired and scratchy, I am coming down with a cold, I am burnt out of the morning race to get out the door with everyone fed, dressed, hair brushed, teeth brushed, etc. Granted, my husband does a lot of work to make it all happen, as I am hardly very functional in the morning. (Have to mention him since he might read this and cry foul.)  I am just completely grouchy and don't want to go to work today.

There is grocery shopping to do, laundry to do, Thanksgiving and Christmas planning to do, napping to do...  Some days I just wish I had a mommy to take care of me and tell me that it's going to be alright.  She could pet my head and give me big hugs and say, "I know you can do it - but you don't have to if you don't want to."

Boo hoo. There is my pity party for this morning.  Now I guess I'll 'put on my big girl panties' and get back to work.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Great Article on Mommy Guilt

I feel like I hit a gold mine when I read this article and found a ton of working mom resources through the site.  It's so nice to know that I'm not alone in my struggles and mommy guilt.  It's also yet another thing that will distract me from getting any work done!

Dealing With Working Moms Guilt, Whether You Love or Hate Your Job
If you wish you could be a better mom, you’re not alone. Working mom's guilt is practically an epidemic.

Only 10 percent of mothers working full-time give themselves the highest rating for their parenting and just 24 percent of mothers working part-time give themselves a 10 as a parent, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
So how do you deal with the feelings of guilt, whether you love or hate your job?...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day 8 of Healthy Breakfast Program

I've lost 5 pounds last week from just having a Herbalife shake for breakfast. My friend, the wellness coach, prescribed the concoction for energy, but I'll take the wee bit of weight loss. I'm trying to exercise at least 3 times a week, but I'm happy to hit the gym at least twice!  Work out at lunch during the week (weights and cardio) and pilates or Zumba on Friday and typical hustle and bustle on the weekend. I'm a lean, mean, fighting machine. (And hungry...)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Night Anxiety

Sundays always give me anxiety.  I don't like the start of each work week and the rat race.  Tomorrow will be a busy and long day.

This weekend was another blur of activity. Swim lessons, Halloween party, birthday party, church, and more.  Exhausting. Don't even have words... Just dreading tomorrow.