Greta is the determined Mommy of 4 and runner of almost 500 miles- this year anyway! She hosts a fun ippp link-up each week, through her GFUNKIFIED blog, that pays homage to the funny, witty, sappy pictures we capture with our phones. Are you down with ippp? Yeah, you know me! I love this time of the month because my phone takes awful pictures but no one judges there; we just laugh and enjoy! As I mentioned earlier in the week, Greta is a brilliant Mother, blogger, runner and just all around amazing woman! I am beyond honored to have her as my guest today!
My to-do list is (literally) a mile and a half long right now. I thought February was bad, with all of the snow days and crappy weather, but right now? I’d love to go back. March is turning into something of a mess. And it’s only the second week.
As a mom, I’ve got a lot on my shoulders. No, I don’t work outside of the home, but I do cook the meals, change most of the diapers, pack all of the school lunches, set out all of the school clothes. I do all of the laundry, and most of the dishes. I take nearly all of the pictures. I plan all four of the kids’ birthday parties.
I don’t mind it, most of the time. But sometimes? The overwhelming crushing to-do list takes over my brain and I can’t focus on any one thing. It comes in waves, too. We’ll be rolling right along in our routine, doing the things we do every day. Then, all of the sudden, life is like BAM! BOOM! POW! GOTCHA!
I think it may have something to do with the birthday parties. As the sole planner of the parties, I tend to get stressed out during the whole process. A lot stressed out. How many people will show up? How much food do I need to make? What are the kids going to do? Will they all like painting a picture frame? Is it going to rain that day? What if everyone has other plans?
Also, big events and trips. Because I am also the main planner for those that involve me (alone or with the family), and I am the packer for at least five of the six of us.
And it just so happens that not only do we have a birthday party next week (for my youngest. Sniffle), but I am going to a blog conference in less than two weeks.
So yeah, I’m the mom with a few things going on, with a few extra things thrown on top. I’m kind of a hot mess right now.
What do you do when you find yourself ALL. STRESSED. OUT?
- The Clean UP
- I Became That Lady