I’ve been following Julia’s Moms Make It Work series for several months now, but had been hesitant to contribute because there was a very specific approach I wanted to take in writing my post and I knew that it wasn’t going to be appreciated by everyone. I was tagged on Instagram by someone who wanted to hear my perspective, and I decided that even if she was the only one I would give in to my inclinations and write out my account of our parenting approach, schedule, and how we balance it all.
Click here to read my Moms Make It Work post on My Life in Transition. It’s my attempt to talk openly and practically about the ways we juggle parenting and childcare, not just how I feel about it, but what I am physically doing to make it all come together.
It’s funny how much can change in a short period of time! I wrote the post back in May, and all of my houseguests left in July (still no luck getting my sister to move in with me, but I’m going to keep trying!). I also don’t have any regular childcare for T2 through the months of June/July/August while my babysitters are on summer break. I’m working hard to manage my stress about cramming everything into nap time on the weekdays (it feels like a ticking time bomb – tick tick tick – when will she wake up today?) but I think we should get back to our normal routine sometime between the transition from summer to fall. I’ve done more than one business call with a baby crying in the background, hoping the person on the other line can’t hear that she woke up early that day.
I think Julia is still taking submissions if you’d like to contribute as well. I’ve got to sign off for now – time for me to go make the peanut butter sandwiches that the kids will be eating in the car for dinner. (Don’t know what I’m referring to? Go read the post!)