I'm doing it | Present Tense

Being a mom is like the hardest freaking job, EVER!  Hell, being a parent is HARD... a working parent, a stay-at-home parent, whatever, if you have children, you know how hard it is. 

I feel torn almost everyday, am I spending enough time playing or going to cool places with her, am I fulfilling my duties as a work-from-home-mama, am I getting all the house work done, etc. etc.  I could really go on and on because in this day in age (and maybe it was like this when our parents were parents), but you feel this obligation to do more. 

Like right now, my daughter didn't nap today and wants to play, but I haven't blogged in a while and inspiration hit (of course right).  Let's face it, as much as I like to tell people I can multi-task, when it comes to my kid, and I feel guilty about it, I know, I know, don't... but I do!

But when I look at my life, I realized something today... I'm already are doing it!  The whole reason why I decided to stay home was because I didn't want to answer to anyone, I wanted to have the freedom to play with my daughter, drink as much coffee as I wanted and start my business.  (Thankfully I have the loving support of my husband that allows me to do this).

It doesn't mean it's easy... but today as we were at a playdate, I saw it, I was doing it!  I was living my life the way I wanted.  I was living my freedom ... I was drinking coffee with my best girlfriends, while our kids played, wearing makeup because I wanted too, (not because I had too), and making cookies!  Sure it didn't feel perfect (in the moment) because they are toddlers and they are crazy!  But we were doing it, making it all work, doing the jobs we love, taking care of humans, and living our freedoms!

I'm doing it!

So are you!


Lauren Bodwell