There are many ways to expand my world with children at my side, such as sewing, healthy baking, sour dough starter, homebrewing kombucha, and growing and learning aside my children. The sorting of books, cupboards, clothes, schedules, and the organizing of craft projects keep me (more) calm while I ask my child for the 13th time in three minutes to keep food at the table.
If mothering is on one side of this pendulum of balance, the other side holds my time alone, child-free time with friends, and time to learn and grow as a student of various studies. One challenge with this balance is I require my husband's time to find my own balance, as he automatically has my time for his own home-work balance.
As my children are now awake and chasing kittens as their papa catches that last bit of sleep, I conclude with this. My life is awesome. I am supported and appreciated by my husband. I am here for my children, yet also I am here for myself. It takes a team to find balance. I love balance and I love my team.
|I love my team.|