I meet a lot of moms on a daily, most of whom know me through social media. I actually never thought that blogging could connect me to so many mommies, and that we have so much in common. The single most intriguing question I get though is “HOW DO YOU DO IT”. How do you keep it together? How are you and Engineer, a blogger, exercise on a daily and still have time for you family?
And to each mom, I always share my life lessons.
You don’t have to be a Superwoman
Perfectionism is totally overrated. I know this for a fact because I’ve tried it and failed, dismally. I crashed. So the sooner you let things go, the easier for you. So what if you didn’t do the dishes that afternoon. Is it a matter of life or death?
Take some time for yourself
You cannot pour from an empty cup. Self care makes exceptional moms. Parenting entails a whole lot more of giving than receiving so you really need to have some along time to recharge.
Simplify your life, accept help wherever possible
Kids grow so fast that you don’t want to waste time on things that don’t matter. I am currently learning the art of time management. know what is important and what is not. Your kids will not remember how good you were at cleaning the house, they will instead remember how warm and homely the house was.
I will admit, it’s easier said than done sometimes, life is tough as a mom. I don’t always have it together. And yes, some days I fake it until I make it. Most days though, I feel like “I got this”. Take this Friday for instance.
- I arrived home from work at 5pm, I was so glad to finally relax after a long week. Alas, that was just wishful thing. I had an emergency meeting and so dialed in via skype. Superman had soccer practice and as soon as he arrived and told me how hungry he was. I put on his favourite movie (that’s a way to buy time btw). Daddy was away and so I had to figure something out. While dialed in, I reached for a bag of McCain Spykos Fries from the freezer. I mean they are so easy to make I even did it my heels. Just spread them on a baking tray and pop into the oven. My daughter arrived from choir to help with making the burgers. By the time I was done with my meeting, the fries were ready. I served the kids with home made burgers and the best chips ever (so they said). As I sat down, impressed with myself for pulling this off, I just thought “I don’t know what I would do without McCain”. For one, we had a healthier Spykos version. And secondly, in my kids eyes I definitely looked like a Supermom.
- McCain has come up with so many potato options that your Fridays will be covered with a lot variation. I can’t wait to try the Spicy Wedges. So mommy, own that Friday and #MakeItYours with McCain Potato range.