Since having Dane almost two years ago (HOW IS HE ALMOST TWO?!), I’ve learned a heck of a lot about balance. Life is a lot different than it was when he was born; of course it’s more busy with an energetic toddler, but there is so much more.
I took on a fantastic role with Lake Country Family Fun – and recently started managing our Instagram presence, which is SO fun. It’s given me a lot more confidence (hello – Insta stories), and I’ve made some really great connections in the community! I still try to blog from time to time as well – and have some solid goals to do it more. I’ve met some really fantastic moms who I am proud to call colleagues and freinds. Check out LCFF’s Instagram page and give us a follow here: https://www.instagram.com/lakecountryfamilyfun/
I decided to take a leap of faith and start my own Rodan + Fields business. I believe in the products, and I believe in helping women get more comfortable in their own skin (literally). If you’re interested in trying the products or learning more about making a little cash from a great side-hustle – let me know! 🙂
Working full time, running a side-business and contributing at LCFF has me buuuusssyyy. At the top of the year I decided my messiness had to come to and end, and I put in place some really helpful things that help me be a better mom boss.
Having a planner – this has been the biggest change I’ve made. I love this one by Day Designer for Big Sky. Why I love it:
- There are sections to add your “big picture” for the year, your goals (personal, financial, work related and heart & spirit goals, intentions and plenty of room for to-do’s.
- Each day is broken down to your top three, hourly tasks and evening tasks.
- There is plenty of room to break down my LCFF goals for the day, my R+F goals, work and personal goals.
- I try to lay out my entire week ahead of time, including meetings, work-outs, dinner plans and more.
Prioritize my day – this goes along with #1 but digs in deeper. At the beginning of each day, I work through my tasks, what my top priorities are and WHEN I plan to accomplish them. That’s the most important part – especially when it comes to scheduling workouts. I literally schedule them out and commit to doing them ON TIME.
Being more present – I work my ass off, I multitask like a mother and hardly ever say no. That being said, after a long day it’s very easy for me to be glued to my phone “catching up”. It’s definitely our generation but I CAN make a change and I will. I only have precious time with my family and can do better, for everyone’s sake.
Be honest with my limits – I am an over-commiter, that I will admit. And it’s okay to be like that but I am trying to be more honest with myself about what I can actually handle.
Get enough sleep and drink all the water. (p.s. I’m writing this after a night where Dane was coughing so hard, he actually threw up in his bed, resulting in a midnight meltdown and an inconsolable little boy until about 2am – in OUR bed.) Sleep was basically worthless, and I’m running on fumes today but #motherhood right? Anyway, in order to fit it all in, and put on a happy face, those two things: sleep and hydration will keep me going.
Overall, I think I do a pretty great job of balancing, but I believe there’s always room for improvement. How do you mom boss?