“What’s all the crying about?”

I wanted to jump up this morning bright eyes beaming with happiness and my heart overflowing with thoughts of how AWESOME life is. Nope. Not going to happen today friends. I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place with heavy bulldozers on each side SQUEEZING the sanity out of me.

I know I’m not alone with this feeling of “Someone Save Me From This Madness!”

So, what’s all the crying about you ask?

I am a:

*Wife

*Mother of a 12 year Son with ADHD

*Caretaker of my 57-year-old Mother with Autism, Mild Mental Retardation and age related heath concerns

*Work Fulltime

*Art Teacher one evening a week

*Aspiring ETSY success story 🙂 http://www.etsy.com/shop/thisvintageheart

*Housekeeper, Chauffeur, Personal Assistant, Cheer Leader …… You get the picture.

But who isn’t these days, right? I KNOW I’m not alone. I want to know others like me. It is hard to share my stories with just anyone. Not everyone can relate or even come close to understanding the amount of emotions I feel daily.

I’M ON A MISSION! I want to learn how to manage my overwhelming schedule and responsibilities. My mission starts TODAY. Do you have any ideas of where I should start? Resources or Help sites?

(Deep Breath and Release)

I’m feeling better already just having shared this with you. I think by admitting that I’m overwhelmed and need help may have been the first step. 🙂

Wow! The new school year is here already!

It’s so hard to believe the summer is gone and the kids are back at school.  We had a great vacation this summer to Ft Walton Beach.  Wish we were there NOW!

With school starting back, I become an extremely busy Mom.  When trying to manage a home and family and work full-time, (and part-time and run a business) I always manage to come up short somewhere.   If you’re a Mom that has 20 things to do before you even get to walk out the door in the morning you know exactly what I’m talking about.

I heard on the news last night about a Mom that was so busy and preoccupied with her many mommy responsibilities that she forgot her child was still in the vehicle.  The child died of heat-stroke.  Imagine how we would feel if we lost the most important thing in our lives, the reason we get up every morning and go to work.  We take on so much and do so much because we love our families and want them to be happy.  I don’t want to be so busy that I forget about the most important things.  Believe me; I have potential to be forgetful, with a full schedule and something to do every minute of the day, who wouldn’t?  I read an article once telling me to take 30 minutes a day to myself.  Yeah right!  Sometimes I don’t even get a restroom break to myself…someone is talking to me through the door.  I want to make a change!  I want to stop having such a full schedule and enjoy some downtime.  I may even start exercising……….