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Balancing work and motherhood

Balancing work and motherhood used to be my goal. I searched for that magic number of hours, the flexible work arrangements and the energy to do it all. I never found them. Whether you work simply to pay the bills or because of the passion within you for a particular career, I’m guessing you have experienced this too. Sometimes it can feel like I am dropping the ball in all areas or one is receiving the greater portion of my energy.

Honestly, I have given up on balancing work and motherhood. Balance implies an equal divide of time, energy and resources. Instead, I choose to be fully present wherever I am at that moment. Continue reading “Balancing work and motherhood”

Enjoy your children whilst they are little

Do you know that overwhelming feeling when an older lady tells you to enjoy every moment you have with your children whilst they are little, because “you’ll never get it back”? As a mother of teens and pre-teens I can tell you that, while it is true that you are doing all you can to enjoy your children whilst they are little, you are usually just too tired, mentally and physically, to remember it! Continue reading “Enjoy your children whilst they are little”

Staying connected while isolated

We were created for relationship. For community. What people the world over are currently experiencing is not natural. But at this present moment in time, we have no choice but to accept our circumstances and, for the greater good, embrace them! The focus needs to be on staying connected while isolated.

Isolation – the process or fact of isolating or being isolated; without relation to other people or things; separately. Continue reading “Staying connected while isolated”

How to fear less when it all feels out of control

Well, that escalated quickly! It is amazing how much our world has changed in recent weeks. We are surrounded by uncertainty. Planning seems impossible. It all feels out of control. How do we ‘fear less’ in the midst of this? Continue reading “How to fear less when it all feels out of control”