If you’re stopping by because you heard me on STAR 105.7…welcome!
Another in the Real Moms of West Michigan series heard Tuesday mornings on STAR 105.7… Real Moms are Busy!
I kept telling myself that things would slow down after the holidays but that hasn’t proved to be true and I have a feeling many of you moms feel the same way! So I have a couple ideas to help us slow down- at least a little.
1. If you are anything like me you have excellent intentions to delegate jobs to the kids but don’t actually make a plan. It’s time- make a plan so the kids know that at meal time…Josh has to help cut up veggies, Sam has to set the table while another will be helping clean up. If these things are delegated ahead of time, it’s much easier because the kids already know and plan on it.
Unnecessary commentary: Obviously the more children you have, the lighter the load for you…so go ahead and have a few more.
2. Don’t worry about what all the other moms are doing. Everyone taking their turn is important but you don’t have to run the committee and organize the whole event if you don’t want to. It’s easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to what all the other moms are doing but I’ve found that that’s not a good reason to be busy with things.
More unnecessary commentary: Plus that mom that is doing EVERYTHING at your child’s school is probably compensating for something lacking in her life and since you don’t carry those insecurities you don’t need to have your hand up for every single thing.
Don’t worry about what the other moms are doing…which leads us to the last thing I have:
3. Say no to the things that are not necessary or beneficial to your family. Set those boundaries around your family. Teach the kids by example to make good choices with your time and say no to some of the extra time consuming things.
Like Facebook and Twitter, you should stay far away from those things.
I hope things slow down enough for you to take some much needed time and catch up on my blog though! Much love to ya busy moms!!!! Sue
The “Real Moms of West Michigan” airs Tuesday mornings at 7:05 AM EST.