***Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
This past summer was crazy! It was my first summer as a stay- at –home mom. Last October, I made the switch from working mom to stay- at- home working some mom. It was a huge change for me and my roll totally changed too. Bring on new challenges! I feel very blessed that I was able to stay home however, over the summer I definitely found myself wishing I was going to work. And the only reason I felt that way was because summer was so hard. I felt like I had 2 whammys working against me. Number 1, being new to the area! We moved to the Philly area last October and I wasn’t familiar yet with all the summer activities. And number 2, summer was long with NO help from family or a sitter, no camps, and a husband that travels and my own travel.
This summer was hard and at times, I felt like I was going to bang my head against the wall. But then something just clicked and I became unstoppable! I found my grove! I became a master juggler! And looking back, I’m proud of that. I made it! After talking with some seasoned stay- at- home moms, they say that summer is the hardest time. So that makes me feel good and proud that I did it! I was unstoppable this past summer! And I now know that anything tossed at me I can handle and be unstoppable!
Before summer, I created a Summer Bucket List. I tried hard to follow it and for the most part we checked off almost everything! I scheduled activities both at home and outside the home. And I kept us on a schedule when we were home to keep my Little Dude from getting bored and to keep me from pulling my hair out of my head. When we were busy we had good days. I didn’t want my Little Dude to watch too much TV and I didn’t want him to lose any skills he learned in pre- school so he had school work “homework” he did every day. We also did some art projects and play activities that he enjoyed. Then on the Saturday mornings, I would take some time for myself to recharge!
Here are my 5 Tips and Tricks for Being Unstoppable Everyday!
- Have a List ~ Create a list of things that I need to get done and things I want to get done.
- Planning~ Planning activities both inside and outside the home ahead a time.
- Free time~ Schedule and plan some free time for myself to recharge.
- Sharing~ Share responsibilities with partner. Give each other a break!
- Schedule~ Look at the week ahead see what needs to be done, what activities there are, school projects due, or travel happening and meal plan then put them on the calendar!
How have you been unstoppable? What do you do to help make you unstoppable?
***I’m participating in the Unstoppable Moms Campaign and you should too! The makers of Children’s MOTRIN® are asking moms across the country to post their tips to the MOTRIN® Facebook page and for every post, the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® will donate $1 to help moms stay unstoppable. Moms could even win weekly giveaways of $100 gift cards just for posting. #UnstoppableMoms