I was having a conversation with a friend of mine a few days ago about how guilty I felt about going to the gym much more frequently these days - usually 6 days a week - because I felt like there were other things I could be doing with that time. Laundry, meal prep, cleaning, spending more time with my kids. But ultimately, I had to remind myself that 1 hour at the gym isn't the end of the world. It helps me to feel better physically and mentally. And we all know that a happy mom makes life the bomb.
But there is all this pressure out there to be "supermom" - Pinterest-worthy parties and gourmet organic food and a spotless house and finding time to eat right and connect with your spouse, etc. It's too much. The judgments and the cattiness between moms needs to stop. And we also need to stop putting unrealistic pressure on ourselves as well. We can only do what we can do. That's it.
I really enjoyed reading "Lose the Cape" because there are some really great tips for busy moms - whether you work at home or work outside the home. Meal planning, tips for kids who are picky eaters, organization, etc. It's so helpful and the authors acknowledge that there isn't a one-size-fits-all-moms approach. We're all different. What works for one mom may not work for another. AND THAT'S OK!
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*Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Thank you.*