Do you ever wonder when you are going to have it all together and figured out? As we are all trying to finish everything off of our to do lists, and we all are panicking about getting it all done, take a moment. It's all going to work out in some way or another. For those of you that know me, know that I tend to want everything just so. With a 2 year old at home, it really isn't going to happen anymore. I have learned to adjust and really try to go with the flow. I have this awful habit of looking other moms, even though I preach it all of the time, and thinking why can't I just have it all together like that mom. I am the mom that I open my purse and piles of receipts flow out. My diaper bag is full of who knows what, and my house, well lets just say, please don't open the closets or drawers! This time of year there is so much to get done and enjoy, it seems like the cleaning and organizing just has to let go. I will never have everything organized the way it should be, but you know what, even those moms that seem like they have it all put together, they don't. They just have learned to hide it well, and keep a smile on their face. This is my new outlook, and you know what? It's working. It's much easier to live a transparent life than to try to always be "on." It's ok to be a mess sometimes, but it is the way you deal with it is the big kicker. Life is what you make it and your reaction to situations are a big factor. You are always going to look at others and think they have it all together and never miss a beat. But the biggest lesson here is:
So the next time you are feeling inadequate and down on yourself for not having it all together, please remember this. We are all doing the best we can and that is all that matters. And the next time you see someone struggling, offer a helping hand, as we have all been there. I'd love to hear from you Mamas at what helps you get through this time of year. I LOVE hearing from you all with your advice and tips.