The struggle it real. The mom guilt is real. The wife guilt is real.
I know you know what I am talking about. Being afraid to leave the house because you don't want to throw the kids at your husband after his long day at work. Feeling like you don't give the kids enough attention. I work from home, I watch three kids, and I partially home school.
It's not easy and either is the individual story you juggle daily.
But I am going to let you in on a little secret (that even I struggle to come to terms with). You have to get away sometimes or you will go crazy. It'll make you a better mom, a better wife, a better you. And I'm not talking about locking yourself in your bedroom, while your husband watches the kids for the evening. I'm talking about getting out into the REAL WORLD.
I find I'm actually more stressed when I stay home and my husband watches the kids for the evening...every time the baby cries I feel like I should jump up and help him, I feel l like I should help him get dinner on the table, help wrangle the kids into bed, unload the dishwasher, fold the laundry. And I want to make it known, my husband is a rockstar helper. It's not him...He's amazing. IT'S ALL ME feeling guilty, feeling like I'm not doing enough for my family.
But moms, we are doing enough.
So tonight, I'm taking the evening for me and I'm not going to have any guilt about it. I'm getting out of the house and you will find me shopping the aisles of IKEA, coffee in hand. And you should do the same soon too...Just get out.