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Holy Moly! This is A LOT.

To my fellow moms...

This is supposed to be my "slow season". 

Yet I find myself in the midst of a 12 day stretch in which 11 days have an event of some kind that I need to attend. 3 basketball tournaments. 4 fall league basketball games. A parent meeting. A volleyball game. A football game. 2 concerts. A business-related dinner out. A gathering at my house.

And that's just what's on my calendar in my "free time". It doesn't include things like feeding my family, shopping for homecoming dresses, helping with college applications or just holding the space for all of it to happen. It doesn't include my OWN work and the things that I want to prioritize for myself.

There's not a thing on this list that I want to cancel. I'm not complaining. I love it all.

And holy moly. It's A LOT.

And even though I know I'm holding all of this together, do you know what I caught myself doing this week? Criticizing myself for not getting more done. Feeling bad about myself for not thinking more clearly and not being in creative flow.

What? Seriously?

I know I'm not alone here.

If you're a mom or caretaker, I want to take a moment to honor you. Can you take a moment and just acknowledge everything you're tending to? Can you say to yourself, "Wow. I'm handling so much right now. This is A LOT."

And if a critical thought creeps in your mind about something you're not doing well, can you just gently tell it to keep moving on its way? 

We are holding space for so much. It requires an enormous amount of time, energy, organization, thought, and physical, mental and emotional bandwidth just to be where we are. We deserve to be gentle with ourselves.

That is all.




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