Supermom…?

Sometimes I feel like I am pulled in so many different directions that no matter what I do, or how hard that I try I will never be good enough. This week has really been a humdinger for me!  I have been so busy at work that I don’t really have time to think. Being busy at work is a great thing, and I am thankful for the activity. But I am one of those people who has certain expectations of themselves and I set goals and I don’t like to disappoint myself or my clients.  At the same time, I am a mom and I  have mentioned before that I bring my kids with me and OH! what a challenge. I love that I can bring them and at the end of the day I wouldn’t have it any other way, but sometimes I wonder what on earth I am thinking! I am productive by nature. I get things done quickly and most of the time efficiently. If you are a mom you know that with kids nothing is quick and the things that you have to get done, often times get put on the back burner. Picture me on the phone with a VP level candidate or client standing and bouncing Jonah, praying that he does not cry while Noah is calling me to come see his pee that he just put in the potty! It’s like a juggling act at a circus and I am the main event!

I feel like anything short of me being a Supermom is falling short of the expectations I have for myself as well as those of other people. I think that I should be able to do everything all at the same time! I should be able to take care of the kids, be successful at work, have dinner on the table by 5:30, put the kids to bed by 7:30 and have time to spend with Marc at the end of the day- all with a smile on my face, by the way. But I have to realize that I don’t have to be a Supermom! I have a God that is Super and as long as I do everything I do to the glory of him then that is enough! It is one thing to say that and it is another to live it. I think that taking time out of each CHAOTIC BUSY DAY just to be thankful for the blessings I have and for my Savior who helps me make it through those days is vital in helping me to be the best mom, wife, employee, recruiter, daughter, sister and friend I can be.

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2 thoughts on “Supermom…?

  1. This year, the Catholic Church is encouraging everyone to find “silence” during lent. For the next six weeks, we are to try to find a brief time, even 15 mintues, to sit quietly and just give God all that we have and listen to what He has to say in return. It’s interesting that it takes 6 weeks to develop a habit…and that lent lasts about 6 weeks. I hope you find your “silence,” even if it means you have to do it while you are using the bathroom during nap time. And remember that, no matter what, you are a Supermom. Even if the cake falls, the kid has dirty hands, the crayon is on the wall, and the baby has been sitting in a dirty diaper for 15 minutes because you haven’t had a moment to change it, you are doing your best, which is all God, or anyone else, asks. You are amazing, and even if you expect youself to keep everything perfectly put together, that is not something ANY woman (or man) can do. And eventually things will get easier…the kids have to move out sometime, right? 🙂

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