Friday, April 10, 2015

Planners and Yoga Mats

repost from TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

Today while in child's-pose and while my nose was smashed into the foul-smelling-gym-borrowed yoga mat, the yoga instructor told us all to "let go off our to-do lists, and focus on our purpose in coming to the gym"

Little did she know that letting go of my to-do list is really bad advice for me! I don't even know where I keep my to-do list.

At my house kids are serving their own ice cream.
Kids are knocking over vases.
And when I try to take notes on my phone at church I end up taking a picture of my legs. Ugh.

I needed a to-do list more than I needed yoga. After the gym I drove all of us to the store to buy me a planner... And we looked at the yoga mats too. Would you believe I even smelled one?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

It's not uncommon for me to wake up in a slight panic thinking of all the things that I need to get done and need to remember for the day ahead of me.

I would guess that most parents feel this way from time to time.  Perhaps we have a child to pick up from music lessons, a bill to call about and sort out, a closet to clean out, 4 loads of laundry to put away and a dinner to make and deliver to a sick family member.

I found a great website, Power of Moms, that helps with this unnecessary panic.  There is a way to organize and prioritize the many tasks in our lives.

The first thing I did on their site was to sign up for the free clutter buster kit! Find it here.

There are many other resources on the site too.  I have recently subscribed to their podcasts and really enjoyed episode #104! Check it out! Let me know what you think in the comments, or email me.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Out of the Fog

It seems after each new baby I experience a couple of months of fogginess. I'm sleep deprived and barely making it through to the end of the day.

But I feel myself slowly coming out of the fog and enjoying my work more and more.
My baby is 2 months old now! I really need to record her birth story. It was my first completely natural childbirth. (Next time I'll take the epidural, thank you very much).

My husband and I are busy talking about summer plans, home renovation plans, and work plans in between diaper changes and sippy cup refills. 

Life is good. Life is tiring, painful and frustrating, but still really really good.