Did you know there's only 940 Saturdays between your child’s birth and when they graduate from high school? When they’re little, the nights are long. But the months and years fly by don’t they?
I guess that’s the great paradox of parenting. Time moves both so slowly and full speed ahead simultaneously. Thank goodness we don’t have to love everything about being a mom to really love our kids.
This school year brings a big transition for me as my daughter starts kindergarten. I have a lot of emotions surrounding her being a big kid now. I just want to protect her little heart forever. Here’s to a lot of prayers, coffee (and wine) to get through the first few weeks of real school. Kasie’s two boys will both be at the school (hooray for one drop off)! As working moms to little kids, there are plenty of times when you feel the #momfail mentality creeping in. We give each other lots of pep talks in this joyous, but hard, season of life.
You know one of the hardest things right now about being a working mom is the shaming that goes on. Well-meaning friends and family try to tell you how to parent. You’re constantly questioning yourself. What school is the best? Do you send your kids to public or private school? And how many activities is your kid in? I hope it’s at least three things a week or it’s not enough. During the year it’s who’s the busiest? Who has the most meetings? Are you volunteering enough? Our favorite form of mom shaming continues year round now thanks to social media … because now you get to see who’s having the best summer camp experience. Raise your hand if you spent way more on summer camps and activities than you ever thought you would.
Recently I heard someone say that every parent is the perfect one for his or her kid, even if you don’t feel like it. Children are spiritual little beings and God paired us with them for a reason. No one else could parent your child like you do. You’re a perfect pair, even when you don’t feel like it.
As a mom (and especially as a business owner) you know what I love most? I love when people underestimate us. Do you know how much stuff we can get done in a day? Moms are making stuff happen. It’s going to be a great school year! Let’s focus on collaboration over competition. If you’re like us and do work (from home or an office) you know the real work begins at 3 p.m. when you pick those kids up. Here’s to all the women doing business with other fabulous women, one manicured handshake at a time.