Ride The Rollercoaster

By Christina Jennings

When MumsyBusiness asked if I wanted to contribute a blog for their website, honestly, I had no idea where to start. There are so many things I could write about. I racked my brain for about a week and over the Thanksgiving holiday. Now, it’s a Monday night, the kids are finally asleep and quite honestly, it was a crap day. I thought it would be great, I started the morning with a workout, productive workday, then after picking up the kids it went downhill. I was tired, sleepy, had no motivation and just wanted to go to bed. I managed to scrounge up something for dinner, but the night ended with my husband working late and me fighting with the kids to do their homework.

So, what’s the point of my blog? Well, I could give you all my advice for being a working mother before and during a pandemic. I could give tips and ideas of meal planning, self-care, handling meltdowns, work/life balance, etc, etc. But that’s not what I want to do. There are so many articles out there with good advice, tips, lessons learned that are at your fingertips.

What I do want to tell you is take in all the good moments, bad moments, sad moments, angry moments, tired, moments, ALL OF THEM. It’s okay if you didn’t shower for two or how ever many days, it’s okay that all you fed your kids was hot dogs for dinner, it’s okay that you lost your cool with your child or husband, because you know what? We are all human; life was built to have all of these types of moments. They help you learn, shape who you are, inspire you to do something different or better, make you appreciate things you wouldn’t have before. Did you shower, blow out your hair, put make up and real clothes today? That’s awesome! Don’t feel bad if you don’t do it the next day and all you can do is brush your teeth. Life is meant to have ups and downs. 

I still struggle with this myself, but no matter how good someone’s advice is, how perfect their Instagram looks, everyone goes through this…kids or no kids. Life is a rollercoaster, ride the ride, embrace it.

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