One of the hardest parts of motherhood is finding time for yourself. This time could mean taking a shower alone, catching up on emails, reading a book, or even enjoying a cup of coffee while it’s still hot. Don’t get me wrong, I cherish every moment I have with Myla. But sometimes I’m like, “Will you just take a damn nap already?”
Myla boycotts sleep 99% of the time. The girl loves to party. I genuinely think it’s because she loves us so much, she gets FOMO if she closes her eyes. But since she is 10.5 months old, naps are important and obviously crucial to her development. So we make it work.
I’m just going to debunk the idea that being a stay-at-home mom means I have all the time in the world to do whatever I want. SO wrong. I probably have a total of 2 hours to myself, spread out throughout the day. In that 2 hours, I have so much I could/should be doing that I often don’t do it because I don’t know where to start. It’s like, do I clean the house? Or I should probably work on my homework… but maybe I should write since I haven’t in so long? Oh no, I really need to work on my business career. But maybe I should just take a nap instead? No, I need to workout. Well, maybe I should start with a shower.
That’s how my mind works the moment I put her down in her crib. And usually by the time I finally decide what I’m going to do, she’s awake again. 🤦🏼♀️
Today I decided I would write because it’s been way too long and I’ve truly missed it. I wish I wrote more, and probably could if I made more time for it during the day.
But between a 10 month old, 2 dogs, an applied calculus class (fml right), keeping the house clean, cooking dinners, and all the other things mamas do, I’m doing just fine. 💁🏼♀️