It’s the Little Things, Momma

Little Things

It’s the Little Things, Momma

Do you ever try to take on too many things at once? I am constantly doing this.  It’s those little things that slowly add up until it feels like one BIG thing.  Last week I talked about feeling overwhelmed.  I realized this week that I’m still feeling that way.

I work full time as a Reading Specialist, where I have to be “on” all day long. Every 30 minutes I have a brand new group of kids.  I have to hit it hard with each little group like they were my first group of the day.  This can be exhausting, not to mention that our school is in the process of a remodel and I am currently working in a room with 3 other people.

When I’m not working with my small groups, I’m pumping for my newest little squish! She is 4 months old and still needs her momma’s milk.  I am so happy that I am able to pump this time around.  Last time was such a struggle and I spent many of my lunches in my classroom only to barely get an ounce. It was so frustrating! So, now every spare minute that I have at work goes into that.  I pump before school, during my lunch, and during my prep. It’s hard work, but I know it’s worth it.

After work, I pick up my littles and go home to find my house in the same mess that I left it in.  Don’t you wish your house magically cleaned itself while you were at work? I think you would be a minionaire if you could figure that out.  Laundry not finished, half folded, half put away, dishes in the sink, if you are a working mom you know the feeling.

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Do you ever try to take on too many things at once? I am constantly doing this. It’s those little things that slowly add up until it feels like one BIG thing.

Why did I start a blog in the first place?

I started this blog as a way to relieve stress, not create it!  But, again, it’s all those little things. Lately, I’ve been feeling a little stressed about trying to make sure I post every week, because everything says, you need to be consistent. Well, this week, I gave myself some grace, because all those little things seem to add up.

In the beginning, I was learning so much and it was new and exciting. But then I started to compare myself to other bloggers. Many of the bloggers I follow have been doing this for years and here I am, just a baby blogger, trying to fit myself in a mold that I’m not yet ready for.  But, but, but, I want to do all the things!!!

REALITY CHECK- I can’t do it all.

When I started my blog I read an amazing e-book by Suzi Witford and this past week I was

reminded of her words, “You’re a mom and your time is limited. Do not go down every bunny hole chasing after the next shiny object.”  

I feel like my focus has been a little off lately. Sometimes all the little things get in the way and I forget about the important things. This week, I’m choosing to give myself grace to focus on the important things.

Thanks for understanding and I hope you too, can give yourself some grace when all those little things add up. 

Don’t let all those little things get you down!

You can do it, Momma!

What do you do when you are feeling the stress of all the little things?

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