Pouring my heart out again this Wednesday ... - Baby Steps in High Heels

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pouring my heart out again this Wednesday ...

I’m swamped! It’s been a whirlwind week between work, home, and a last-minute HUGE baby expo for Macaroni Kid. I have missed blogging and reading blogs, but I couldn’t stay away from Shell’s Pour Your Heart Out Wednesday. It’s amazing free therapy. Join us and link up!

What’s on my mind, er, my heart, this week? A lot! As I mentioned, I’ve been so busy. I’m attempting to wear many hats lately.

I’ve enjoyed the freedom of a flexible schedule with work for many years. I’m a self-starter and pretty good at motivating myself to get everything done that needs doing. I’ve been successful at working from home for quite a while now. I actually thought this would be a really awesome perk when Baby came along. However, I’m finding that working from home also comes with a down side.

It leaves me feeling like I need to be doing my day job aaaaand the job of a mom who gets to stay at home. In addition to my day job, right now I am:

Trying to find the time to take baby to music classes, swimming lessons, etc. this summer.
Trying to squeeze in laundry, dishes and other housekeeping items.
Trying to find the time to fit in blogging, Macaroni Kid, and more.
Trying to exercise, sleep well, cook/eat well, and generally stay healthy.
And, so much more!

These are all things I love, but finding the balance a bit tricky. Obviously, I prioritize my family (emotionally) and my paying job (logically), but I want to do it all! Husband manages to function on coffee, exercise, xbox, and what seems like no sleep at all. I’m just not wired like that! Sure coffee (sanity) and wine (sleep) help maintain a balance, but I’m starting to feel a bit overwhelmed.


  1. I think that would be really hard- maybe even harder than working outside of the home because it probably feels like you should be able to get stuff done at home in addition to your job.

    You are really balancing a lot!

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. Maybe ask for a housekeeper for Mother's Day...and drop your housekeeping responsibilities in order to participate in music and swimming classes :)

  3. I like Nikki's perspective.

  4. Thanks, but if Husband is reading this, he is either rolling his eyes, laughing hysterically, or plotting revenge. He's amazing and does most of the actual cleaning!I think I've cleaned a toilet once since I met him. really. I'm just trying to figure out how to fit in loads of laundry and dishes in between conference calls and email campaigns.