Tuesday, August 28, 2012


So, I had this great blog started about traveling with Shelby and how after three trips on an airplane we had it all figured out.  I was going to show you photos of accessories and gear that helped me navigate the airport by myself with her at 2, 4 and 6 months old but that will just have to wait.

Mom friends, I need help with the art of juggling.

I had one of those crazy mornings today.  Shelby had been sick over the weekend with Strep throat so our schedule was a little off kilter this weekend.  Being a planner, I am all about routine and schedule and it works beautifully with our six month old.  But last night she was awake at 10 p.m., midnight, 2 a.m.., and 3 a.m.—just enough that I had to get up and comfort her back to sleep.  Monday morning rolled around and we were up at our usual 5:30 a.m.  Did I mention that strong coffee is my friend?

I thought I had it together this morning.  But somehow, everything went off course.  I looked up and I was 15 minutes behind schedule.  I raced around the house, slapped on some lip gloss, grabbed her school bag, my purse and off we went.

She was so happy to see her pals and her teachers after being out sick.  I jumped back in my car to head to work and realized I had left my laptop at home.  Sigh.  Back to the house I went.  Grabbed the laptop and once again left for work.

As I was cruising down the road feeling like I was finally starting to make progress, I realized my gas tank was almost on empty.  Of course it was.  Where is my pit crew when I need them?  You know, just like with NASCAR if I could only briefly stop and refuel that would have been great!! Guess they were busy because instead I found myself making ANOTHER stop before getting to work.

Mornings like this really challenge the part of me that wants to be on top of everything.  I have to remember to give myself a break and cut myself some slack which is really hard for me to do.  I also have to remember to ask for help when I need it which I am TERRIBLE at but I’m working on it.  Luckily I have an amazing husband who can sense when I get that frantic look and he silently steps in with a cup of coffee or a warm bottle for Shelby.  What a lifesaver he is!

Tell me Moms, do you ever gain victory over trying to juggle home/work/family or do you succumb to the fact that some (most) days are just plain hectic?

Makala Pollard is a Sr. Marketing Specialist for Texas Health Resources, Stepmom, and Mom to Shelby Faith.

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