Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tell Me I'm Not Alone

Balancing life is so hard.

I hate how easy some Moms make it look to be a working Mom.

I've been working full-time for a little over a year now and it's not getting any easier.

Oh, and I'm a part-time college student.

I've missed so much work over the past two weeks due to children's doctor appointments, busting my nose, my car not starting yesterday, and now Brian coming down with pneumonia.

I am on the brink of tears all the time and having a leak from our bathroom down to our pantry/laundry room this morning just isn't helping matters.

I always put the boys first but I can't help but feel guilty cancelling OT appointments with my "other kids".  As a parent, I know how important it is to have structure and routine and reliability.

There's not enough time, not enough of me, not enough sleep for me to just to be able to breathe.

Maybe next week will bring better luck.  I seem to do okay when it's just the typical day-to-day stressors.

Please tell me I'm not alone.  How do you all balance it all?


Karla T said...

Ugh! Sorry things are so incredibly rough right now. You aren't alone. HUGS!

Lana Rush said...

I honestly don't know how you do it, girl. I don't work outside the home and I feel like I'm barely getting by most days. I admire you for doing what you need to do to take care of those boys. One day at a time, friend. One day at a time.

Rebecca Smith Waddell said...

I am not a working mom, but I find life is way too complicated already without my having a full-time job outside the home. It is enough work to drive my kids around, help them out, advocate for them, etc. I think you should let go of worrying about cancelling an appointment here and there so that you can take care of your own kids. Most parents will understand . . . and if they don't, that is their problem.