Thursday, August 11, 2016

Life happens--it's not all pinterest perfect all the time

Mom2MomEd Blog: When life ISN'T Pinterest perfect
Have you noticed that we haven't been as active on our blog or social media as usual?

Yeah, welcome to REAL LIFE! Both of us kind of got kicked around by life over the past couple of weeks. We are both super motivated to grow and build Mom2MomEd, to connect with our readers, viewers, and friends, and to help parents become the best advocates they can be for their kids, BUT...

Life happens!

McKenzie's au pair job went nuts. 
My TWO jobs have been nuts.
McKenzie's husband's job has been nuts.
I messed up my right and ankle and foot.

I could go on and on...

In essence, things have been bumpy at both of our houses for a couple of weeks and something had to give.

Unfortunately, that something had to temporarily be Mom2MomEd. 

Sniffle...sad face emoji...tears...

You get the picture.

We wish we could say we have it all together all of the time, that our lives are Pinterest perfect, that we haven't a single worry in the world, but yeah, then our lives would be, um, weird...?

McKenzie and I talked yesterday afternoon about the state of our lives and our goals for Mom2MomEd, and we both agreed that had we not taken a step back, and instead had plowed through, we might have lost our Mom2MomEd motivation. 

We agreed that we had to straighten out other priorities in order to keep our excitement and commitment to Mom2MomEd. 

Our lives aren't perfect. 

Right now, we both are at our max in what we have to give to others and to ourselves. 

Our counters are disasters. 
Laundry isn't getting folded and put away. 
Breakfast is eaten on the go. 
Coffee is set down and forgotten...and then found later and pour down our throats cold and in a rush.
Our cars are gross inside.
Our hair is a mess--mine is just short of starting to resemble dreadlocks!

We kinda feel like we are just hanging on and our routines have fallen apart. It just happened that this particular month, we were both in this rut at the same time. Until this month, when one of us was down or struggling, the other was able to take over and keep things going with Mom2MomEd. This time, we both were deep in the weeds in our lives!

So, we haven't disappeared. We aren't quitting Mom2MomEd! 

We just need to take a temporary step back, push the sloooowwwww button, and regroup.

In the coming weeks, we'll be:
  • posting two regular blog posts per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • posting our book club posts (Wednesdays)
  • finishing a couple of items for our Etsy shop
  • and trying to just hang on!
We do plan to eventually ramp back up to our original goals--and to grow from there--but we just have to get through this little hiccup first!

Moms (and dads), we want you to know that when you feel like you don't have it all together and wish you did, you aren't alone!

NONE OF US have it all together! NONE. OF. US!

Thanks for hanging in there with us! Until we meet again next week, we hope you'll take a moment to check out some of our other posts:

Be sure to check out our Etsy shop too! We've got classroom printables, organizer and planner sheets, lunchbox notes and more!

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