I don't always get dressed
Gross 5ohBaby... just gross.
Lately I have been seeking the answer to how other mom's I look up to do it all. I've asked my sisters, my mom, my mother in law, friends, bloggy friends, other moms...and you know what? I've actually found out the answer.
Nope, not one person I have asked actually "does it all". Surprisingly, LOTS of the women get help. One of my friends has her mother come over and do her laundry while watching her son so she can do the rest of the house cleaning and take care of other things
Good point, Wendy. Good point.
I know it might sound weird, but I find it incredibly freeing to know that I can't ever catch up and get everything done I need to get done. That there isn't a secret formula where women have perfect children, perfect relationships with their spouses, are great friends, have clean houses and dinner on the table every night at 6. It just doesn't exist and I find the grace in that extremely comforting.
So, I decided that since we are 3000 miles away from family and 5ohHubby has a job that has him working long weird hours, something had to give. So I went and hired a mother's helper.
Her name is Alex and she is a
So, I want to encourage you all. YOU are a good mother and a good wife and a good friend. You are. That woman you think has it all together? She doesn't and its ok. You don't have to either. There is NO shame in it. Please please give yourself a little break and let someone else help you.
Grace. Grace. Grace.