I have always been a very organized person throughout most of my life, just ask my mother. Unlike most other children, my room was always very neat, I had a savings built up before I was 15, and my schedule for the week was always very well planned out. I am never late or I honestly begin to freak and chaos of any sort in my home makes me a little crazy (okay a lot of crazy). One of the biggest challenges I have ever had to overcome once having children is dealing with the chaos a little one brings into our lives.
Something that I can promise is that NO ONE understands what it is like to be a mother (especially a stay at home mother) until you are one. To be honest, I belittled others cutting the job down that they did until I myself became one. There truly is a lot to keep straight and organized as well as little ones to never take your eyes off all while trying to taking care of yourself. As a Mother, tell me you aren't someone who wishes your daily tasks would complete themselves?!
I don't care what the reason, it would just be great to have that extra time on my hands. I bet we could all find something to do instead of those dreaded tasks like spending time with our children, catching up on a hobby (or sleep), and so much more! While I work from home and you'd think that my days run as smoothly as I want them to, this is anything but the case.
I consider myself very lucky to have always lived near a Meijer Shopping Center. Born and raised in Michigan, I am a long time Meijer shopper but even more so now that I've got a full family. When I leave my home to do things like shopping, I need to combine lists and tasks in order to get as many things done in a single trip. At Meijer I can shop for school supplies, groceries, household needs, gardening supplies, clothing, and so much more.
With the opportunity to find everything I need in a one stop shop, I can spend more time with my kids. I am able to be a hands on Mom with still time left over for myself and the things I love to do. I can garden during the warmer months, write more, and even sneak in my daily dose of Days of Our Lives!
How do you make more time for yourself?
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