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You’re Ruining My Life!

You’re Ruining My Life!

Hey, folks!

Long time no blog.

As you can see, my daughter (who is only four-years-old, mind you), has declared that I am ruining her life. I am sure this is just the first of many times when she will utter this lovely phrase.

Why, you ask, am I ruining her life?

Because I have decided to prioritize myself a little more (for shame!).

We are in an extreme form of summer slide in this house. Camp is over. Vacation is over. Pool weather is gone. School has not started. We are all over it (well, mommy is over it).

I decided to implement “laissez faire” parenting a little more, where I spend a good portion of my day working and letting my kids entertain themselves. Don’t worry – I have a workspace set up where I can see them playing (I’m a good mom, people).

For the past two days, I have been rolling more work into our regular schedule, which means I have spent less time sitting on the floor playing pretend (I can’t say I mind – even the best mommies have a threshold for this).

And so, I am ruining her life. I had originally suspected that I wouldn’t hear this phrase until one of my kids made it to at least age ten. We’re at least six years ahead of schedule. I guess that means my child is very advanced.

What’s the takeaway here? You’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Just do you. I wasn’t happy being a mommy robot. Working when I had child care just wasn’t cutting it for me anymore. I needed to work more, for myself – both at my “real” work and at this, which I hope will become real work as I continue to hustle.

My kids will survive, and yours will too. I will still play with my kids and take them to do fun things, and you will too. I will still read them books and teach them new things, as will you.

We will all be better off in the long run prioritizing ourselves, because in turn we prioritize our families. Happy mommy, happy kids.

Happy weekend!

Mama out.

P.S. Blog posts will be weekly in these parts from here on out – weekly update style. I’ll be adding to my shop too, with lots of fun things coming your way. Mama has lots of ideas in this brain of hers. Every day I’m hustlin’!



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