Some days, it never ends.
Get the kids up.
And get breakfast ready.
And help the kids pack their lunches
And remind the kids to put those lunches in their backpacks, not the counter.
And get kids out the door to school.
Then start my work day.
And then remember we need to figure out what’s for dinner. And maybe buy groceries.
And add 3 more things to my task list for work.
Some days, it never ends!
It feels like the task list never gets shorter.
Some days the list truly gets longer!
At times it feels like we’re failing. Maybe you’ll try a new tool or hack and it’ll work for a while. But you eventually find yourself back where you were, overwhelmed and overcommitted. Feeling like it’s never enough.
Sometimes we wonder if we missed a class in school on how to do this thing called life.
I assure you that you did not miss a class. You are not failing. Our society has led women to believe that in order to have it all we have to do it all.
When dads don’t get paternity leave, moms simply get better at doing all the things. Not because they’re better at it by nature, but because they’re the ones doing it every day.
Over time, this leads moms to feel like we need to take on everything related to the house and kids, on top of running a business or growing our own careers. Because we’ve been led to believe that this is what good moms do and nothing will happen if we don’t take care of it.
But when both partners are involved with the household and raising of children, life is richer for everyone.
Getting everyone involved in a household doesn’t happen overnight. And it doesn’t happen by putting up a chore chart or reminders.
It takes time. Conversations. Family meetings. Work on everyone’s part.
But it can happen. This is the work I do with my clients. The work we talk about in my community.
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If you’re wondering if you missed a class on how to do life, let’s chat! Schedule a call with me!
Your future self will thank you!