Thursday morning, I was sitting at my computer trying to figure out a game plan to get work done. Yes, I said work. You see, I am a blogger, freelance writer, and stay at home mother. My responsibilities never seem to end. I love what I do, but there are days that things do seem a bit overwhelming.
As I was making a list of items to tackle over the next few weeks, something happened. I saw a Tweet from Amy (@ResourcefulMom) that caught my eye. She wrote about something that really hit me to my core. The title of her post is: Moms, When Do You Get a Break?
Head on over to read the points that Amy makes, along with some very interesting comments. It really made me think. Could I afford to take a real break? I’m not sure about that. Yes, I make time every so often to listen to a book while knitting. Still, I am always thinking about what I should be doing and making lists in my mind.
It really is a tricky balancing act as a mother, or father for that matter. We all have to multi-task, put others ahead of us, learn to say no, be an advocate for our children . . . and the list goes on. Of course, I wish people would understand that many stay-at-home parents also work in our homes. We sneak in any possible moment to write, network, call a contact, or go on Skype for a virtual meeting. Times have changed and so have the roles of parents.
So my question to you this week:
If you were able to have a break, what would you do for you during that time?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.