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Taking my sweet time

Ever since the kids went back to school I came to a realization and made a decision. I am going to take my time to do things. Moms tend to get overwhelmed very quickly and this can lead to making careless mistakes. I have realized that I do a lot, probably too much on a daily basis. I watched a video clip the other day about overwhelmed moms and they talked candidly about the things they did unintentionally due to be overburdened with life. I really don't want to go there. I have has close-calls in the past and really don't ever want that to happen again. So this school year I am taking time to take care of myself and take breaks throughout the day. I do enough and I am enough. If clothes don't get put away today, life will go on. If there are toys on the floor, life will go on. If I say "no" to a volunteer job, life will go on. I like the feeling of being well rested and organized and it makes me a way better mom and wife. Remember moms, we can't do it all!
Shelly, Mom Files


  1. Totally agree! We can only do so much, unfortunetly some things just don't get done. We do need to take care of us, because if we don't we are not going to be any good to anyone else. Have a great day...

  2. Great post! Multi-tasking and being "crazed" is overrated! Thanks for the reminder!

    Winks & Smiles,

  3. Awesome post! I needed this! xoxo

  4. Why is this just so hard for us all remember and practice? Thanks for the reminder!

  5. I love this outlook Shelly.

  6. You're so right, Shelly! We can't do it all, and it's really okay to be able to acknowledge that. Our well-being and health should definitely come first - thanks for this much needed reminded.


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