Thursday, April 2, 2015

Balancing Act

I want to make it clear that I didn't always have the luxury of being home with my children in the middle of the day. We use to live in a much smaller, outdated space that didn't reflect my personal style at all. Like my own mother growing up, I've juggled a lot of different situations. I've been the mother who sat behind a desk and held back tears. I've also been the mother at home who hid in the bathroom and cried as I tried to figure out how to hold onto my sanity and balance it all. I'm still searching for the answer to that question. I'm actually not sure there will ever be an answer. What I do know is that each situation has its challenges and they are there for a reason. I am so glad I had the chance to be a working mom. I am so grateful I was able to live in a two bedroom house with old bones that eventually we made our own. It helped me grow. It made me a stronger, better person.

The balancing act with three under six, huge home renovations and managing businesses can quite frankly be crazy at times. Val and I both grew up with parents who loved being parents. They loved their professional life. They loved taking on huge projects at home. (See! We come by all of this honestly!) They set the bar for exactly how much we as moms could handle one day and boy are we thankful for that. It is our hope that one day these little people will do the same. They'll be able to take a deep breath and know that you're most likely not going to have everything at once. It is not going to all get done at once. Things take time and life is an overwhelming balancing act. It will be okay and they too will survive. You can handle more than you know and we never want them to think they can do it all. You do the best you can and embrace the beautiful, chaotic ride.

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