Rylee and I were honored to be featured over on Glitter Guide yesterday as a part their Little Gem column! If you missed it, you can see the full interview here. I wrote a lot about life as a working mom and some of the ways in which motherhood has changed me. My favorite little tid bit from the interview:
Do you have any advice for other moms who are striving to balance work and family?
I think a lot of us put pressure on ourselves to “do it all”…and to do it all with ease. I know I did in the beginning and it just about killed me. I often felt a nagging guilt for not doing enough for Rylee, not doing enough for myself, not being the best wife I could be, not being able to finish everything I set out to do. The list goes on. I so badly wanted to do it all, but I quickly came to the realization that it just wasn’t going to happen. I had to step back, slow down, take a deep breath and prioritize. For the first time in my life, I had to change the way I operated. I had to create a schedule (imagine that) and figure out where to “cut the fat” in my life. Even though it was hard, I had to give myself grace in the process.
It’s so easy to compare ourselves to other moms who seemingly have it all together…but I promise, underneath that combed hair and thought-out outfit, there was something they struggled with that morning, too. I think it’s important for all of us to support and encourage each other—wherever we are—instead of trying to decide who’s doing it right and who’s doing it wrong. At the end of the day, we just have to make the best decisions for ourselves and our families and our overall happiness. And that might look a lot different for each of us.
A huge thanks to my pal Jackie Wonders for capturing such great pics of my girl and her room! There’s even more…I just had to split them into two posts! …to be continued ;)