Thursday, December 20, 2012
Balancing Our Time
Like many of you I wear many hats. Before anything else I am a mother (to three beautiful daughters and 2 crazy dogs) and a wife. After that I am a maid, taxi cab driver, Daisy Troop Leader, and MOMS Club President. Once I finish all those jobs I am a romance writer.
Lately, I feel overwhelmed with all that I need to do. My day typically starts around 6:30 when I get my 5 year old up for school. During the day while she is gone, I bring my 3 year old twins to their activities or attempt to get housework done. Although I must admit I am a terrible housekeeper. Once 3:00 rolls around and my oldest daughter gets off the bus it is time for homework (both what the school sends home and then extra practice), unless of course it is a Tuesday night which means gymnastics or every other Monday because then it is time for girl scouts. Around 6:30 or so the hubby comes home, and it is time for dinner. Most nights the girls have already eaten by this time. Around 7:00 we put the girls up to bed and my husband reads them a story. Since I want to spend a little time with my husband we usually sit and watch television till about 9:00 together then he goes to bed and I start my other job, romance author and occasional critique partner.
To some this may sound like an easy schedule, but right now I am struggling to find some kind of balance. I am curious how do other people manage to balance their families and their other obligations with their careers? Is it possible to find balance without sacrificing something? I would love to hear every one's thoughts.