Welcome to our best blog series, Mom-hood! I am so excited to share the advice, encouragement, and stories of some amazing moms with you. Every guest blogger is not only a mother, but a business-savvy individual who is raising their tribe the best way they know how. I hope this series is not only relatable and inspiring, but offers comfort in knowing that every mother doesn't have it all figured out, and we're all just doing the best we can with what we're given! Thank you so much, Eden for sharing with us your thoughts and feelings. I know I can certainly relate to a lot of this on my journey through parenting and I know our readers will, too. Xx Adrianne
Finding Time by Eden Lee
I have a three year old son and twin one year old boys. So as you can imagine my day to day life is pretty chaotic. But I love it. LOOOVE it. I am all for the craziness. The messes, boogers, dirt, the ninja fighting boys.. it is what I always dreamed my life would be like. But of course I get frustrated. I am not perfect and I lose my temper sometimes. I cry over spilled juice and broken dinner plates and I occasionally lock myself in the bathroom for a moment of quite to regroup. Motherhood!
I have found, though, that the times I get the most frustrated are when I am in a hurry. When I have to make a deadline.. go to an appointment.. send important emails.. or hurry out the door. The thing these all have in common is TIME. It is all about time. When did our world get so fast? We speed from one place to the next. Phone calls, texts, emails, are answered within minutes.. although that's quite nice when I forget an item on my grocery list and quickly text it to my husband! But overall I am quite stunned with how I have completely fallen into this time trap where everything I do is on a stopwatch and I am thinking about my next move.
This really has been on my mind lately and what I've come to realize is... This life is NOT a race. It's not! I decided to give that simple sentence a test and slow down and I can't even begin to explain to you how much happier I have been.
I remind myself "This life is not a race" every morning and every night. I have been able to enjoy the little things so much better now. Sometimes appointments are missed and my To Do list is put off until the next day, But I am living in the now.. slowing down and soaking up this time with my little family. Enjoy the beautiful, sometimes bumpy ride. Because one day you will look back and say... How did that go by so fast...