The last few weeks have felt as if someone has sped time up, slapped me in some quicksand and told me to, “Go!” It’s been tough and I have been having a more difficult time than usual shaking the feeling. While The Bee and I are adjusting to our routines, the running around have me anticipating the moment when the other shoe drops. My time management skills are terrible and I can feel that I am either going to burn myself out, let some things slip or just quit.
So it felt like a blessing to be a part of Erin Flynn Jay‘s Mastering the Mommy Track’s blog tour. Reading her book confirmed what I know but comforted me nonetheless: It’s hard out there for a mom. For me, it’s especially hard as I try to squeeze a week’s worth of activities into a few days. Lately it seems The Bee and I are going, going, going with no end in site. While our schedules are still crammed full, after reading Erin’s book, especially the chapter on time management, I feel that I can make diffeerent choices to achieve the goals I am setting for my family and life.
The tips discussed are not anything outrageous or impossible. These are commonsense ideas that have gotten lost and Erin has gathered them all and shared them all in her book. As the mother of a tween, I often feel excluded from the conversations for moms. Erin’s book does address parents with younger children but there are takeaways for parents of all ages.
Within the vast discussions about whether women can have it all Erin presents expert advice, unbiased opinions and anecdotes to support women who face uncertainty about working and families. Erin advises that women take control of their families and careers and I feel that some choices that I have made will pay off without me sacrificing my role as Mom.
Today’s post is included in the mastering the Mommy Track virtual book tour. Read the rest of the post inspired by Erin’s book on her blog.
r’s note: I used an Amazon Affiliate link for the book.