When people find out I write a blog, the number once question is, "But, how do you do it all?". And I always say...I have no idea. Ha! But the truth is, I don't do it all. Not even close. Between working full time, being a wife and mama, and writing this blog, I don't have a lot of extra time. The things I used to relish in--sleeping in, reading a magazine, getting pedicures, taking a bath--I have to work at much harder to make happen. I know all of us mamas struggle to prioritize so I hope by sharing the below tips, they might help you as well!
Easier said than done, but when I was doing my 20 minute workouts in the morning before work, I felt so much more energized and ready to tackle the day. And the best part was, I got to spend more time with Ethan after work, focusing on him.
It's ok...take a shortcut every now and then. Yes, we order in dinner a couple nights a week. Yes, I order something pre-made versus making it myself. Yes, we sometimes put Ethan to bed without a bath. But guess what? It's the shortcuts that allow me to keep it together and maximize my time with my family.
Yes, this is advice I should follow more often. But after sitting in front of a computer all day, coming home to blog and then watching a TV show, I swear I am always connected. And let's not even get started with social media. I often think about how our parents did not have smart phones or internet and we were all probably better off because of it. Give yourself permission to disconnect every now and then. You'll be a better spouse and parent for it. And think of the time it will free up for you!
So there you have it...how I appear to be doing it all! But in reality, I'm making sure to follow the above tips to maximize my time and keep it--mainly my sanity--together.
A special thank you to Huggies for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.