Picking up a Jumbo pack of diapers on my lunch hour…these days that’s what I call a “power lunch”. Over the past couple of weeks I have finally started to dive into developing my idea for my blog (which umm..yeah…I started back in February…). Luckily, once I get rolling I am usually good to go, but it seems like my back is always up against the wall when it comes to having time.
I also work full-time outside the home, so I am constantly looking for new ways to multitask. The blackberry has become my best friend and worst enemy. I love being able to easily check emails, status updates, etc. Doing so, however, inevitably leads to a panic attack’s worth of “mommy guilt”.
For those of you that work full-time and have multiple children, please note: I do realize I only have one child, how anyone manages more than one is beyond me. My neighbor, who is 81 years old and has raised 3 children of her own said to me, “When you have more than one you just divide up your time. You cannot give anymore than you have.”. I keep these words in my head and somehow, they help quiet that nagging part of my brain calling me a bad mom. …but I digress
Meanwhile, yes, I still look for ways to squeeze every minute for what its worth… doing yoga or reading “What to Expect the Toddler Years” in the bathroom while my son plays in the bathtub, catching up on emails on my blackberry while my son naps in my arms…mommyhood is a constant battle for balance. We do the best we can with what we have and well…isn’t that all anyone can do?
In truth, when it all comes down to it, I think it comes down to priorities. If I need that “me time” every once in a while to help keep my sanity, it’s okay, in the long run I am a better mom for it.