I tried not to let it happen. I’ve even said no to several opportunities, because even though I feel like superwoman, I have come to accept that I am not. The good thing to come out of this overwhelmingness(I know it’s not a real word)is that I am learning the art of time management. I had asked about this on Facebook last week and received several helpful and funny responses. I have had to ask my kids to hang on because I needed to finish some actual paid work. Then I forgot to fix Kiah’s food after she asked me too and I told her I needed five more minutes….she came back 30mins later to ask where her food was. Total. Mom. Fail. The other day Ava said ” mom, you’re working to find us a new place to live aren’t you?” ” How long is this going to take?” Wish I had an answer to her last question, for her and myself!
Living near beautiful scenery like this helps keep me sane and relaxed. One of my favorite places in the entire world! I haven’t done any world travelling, it’s been more like state and city travelling, but you get my point. This was our first real beach trip of the year.
Over the last six months I’ve jotted down several business ideas, and I’m hoping to put tow-three into action fairly soon. I want and need to have multiple streams of income. Hoping to announce them later this week or early next.
I had an appointment last week with a Spectrum Disorder Psychologist. I saw him alone for the first appointment. He was really nice and I left the office with two decent size stacks of paperwork. One is for me to fill out and the other is for resources and research. The 2nd appointment is with Kiah in tow. I haven’t even started on the paperwork. I left his office feeling completely overwhelmed again. He’s looking forward to meeting Kiah, and said from what I’ve described it sounded like she has a very mild case of Aspergers. He’s going to see if Kiah will need or qualify for any type of services like occupational therapy. He explained that if she didn’t need anything now she might in the future and it’s good to have the resources readily available just in case. I agree.
We’ve had get togethers with friends, a family birthday party for Ava and Samuel. They are now 3 and 6yrs old. All my babies are growing up! This weekend is the park party with our friends…we were rained out for our previously scheduled party, so the in-laws drove over because it was unlikely they would get another weekend off so close together.
I’m tired y’all. I’m sleeping better and getting more hours of sleep(most days) but I’m still tired.
I have two things to share with you before I let you go. The first: My Doula Training Donation page. If you’ve been with me for a while then you know becoming a doula has been a dream of mine for a looong time. ICTC Midwives has a doula training coming into town this fall, and it’s going to be close enough for me to make the drive. You can support me by donating and if you can’t donate, please share the page. I can’t believe how much has been donated in this short time! Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared.
The second thing: This awesome Mindful Nurturing eBundle Sale that starts today! Keep in mind that this sale ends on June 10th. There is a book in here for everyone, no matter where you are in your parenting journey. The way I’ve been feeling lately coupled with some of my most recent blog posts has me excited to read Moods of Motherhood, The Playful Family, and especially Mommy Overwhelm. I am an affiliate for this sale, so you will be helping me in the process of helping yourself to these amazing mothering/parenting resources. This bundle is valued at over $270, there are over 20 resources AND with this sale the eBundle is only $24.95! I’ve worked with many of these woman over the course of my four year blogging journey and they write from a place of real motherhood. You know I love that. Click the picture to check out all of the book goodness.