I have pretty much lived on the couch for 2 weeks. Between breastfeeding round the clock and a little one who just wants to snuggle, there hasn’t been much time to do anything else.
My two other kiddos have adapted to playing in the living room whether it be coloring, kinetic sand, barbies, playing the switch or watching cartoons. I can’t help but feel like I’m failing though because I can’t just drop everything to grab a snack right away or play like we used to right now.
It has been crazy hard trying to balance time between all 3 and keeping the house somewhat clean. By the time my husband gets home I’m too exhausted to even hold a conversation. But just like all things in life, it takes time and patience. We will figure it out. All will be ok.
For now, this is right where I’m meant to be. Just present with my kids. If the laundry gets backed up, or dishes start piling…it’s all worth the time I’ve spent intentionally with my kids.
Raising my little ones to love Jesus, be kind and servant hearted and remain bold in their faith will always come before chores. It has to.
So, mama, if you’re in a similar place and mom guilt is trying to get a grasp on you for all the balls you’ve dropped or tasks you’ve forgotten today, pray for grace. Pray for strength. Pray for patience. You are a great mom. Trust in yourself.
You’ve never been this woman, this mom before. But you’ll learn. We both will. 💕