Super Mom Tag
2. Do you feel like you have it all together every day (cleaning, laundry, baby, etc)?
I think I do but it’s because I don’t put too many demands or much pressure on myself. I have a mental schedule, but I’m not hard on myself when I don’t get something done. Hubby helps so much with this. He never gets upset or says anything negative about something not being cleaned. He actually always thinks the house is clean (there are days when it’s not lol.)
As far as cooking, if I haven’t started or I’m in the process of making it and he’s hungry, he’ll just simply say “what’s for dinner?”
3. When do you make time to shower? Day or night?
This varies. I’ve started to do it at night during the week because Harroll (hubby) works during the day and during the day on weekends because he’s off of work on Fridays and weekends. I used to be able to do it while JR was napping or while he was playing in the play pen, but he doesn’t really stay occupied that way anymore so I shower at night while hubby is home now and just wash up everyday before I get dressed usually.
4. Do you wear make up every day?
5. Do you style your hair every day or pony tail it?
6. When do you find time to do your hair and makeup? When kids are awake or asleep?
7. Do you work out and when?
After my food settles from breakfast, I try to do a series of workouts right at home. JR enjoys holding my legs while I do jumping jacks and sitting on my tummy while I try to do crunches :)
(This image is taken from my weight loss support group on Facebook. We have an album that has these photos in it, and people typically comment on the buttom when they have finished what is on that particular image for that day.)
8. What’s your house cleaning schedule? Do you clean every day?
I clean usually one room a day….sometimes a little more. Laundry is usually done as needed. I change the sheets every 3 days and do sometimes a load or 2 of laundry every other day. Once in a while I will “slack” and clean absolutely nothing except dishes and counter tops after meals. I’m not hard on myself about this though. When I make the comment that I didn’t do the room I wanted that day, usually Harroll will say “the house looks fine. There is always tomorrow.”
9. Do you every get overwhelmed with all your responsibilities as a mom?
I think the times that can be most overwhelming are when I’m trying to sleep and JR is having a night where he wants to nurse a lot. He tends to nurse off and on at night but at some point in the night, I like to turn over and just sleep. He has those nights where he gets up to nurse once or twice and then goes back to sleep. (We are still co-sleeping.) If I’m extremely tired and he wants to keep going back and forth nursing on either side it can be a bit frustrating. Other than this, I don’t really have any stress. If I do, I tell my husband and he says something that shows me I shouldn’t be worried about whatever it is. Not to make him sound like he’s perfect, but he seriously is the reason for my identity and confidence in being a homemaker, wife and mom because of his constant validation and encouragement.
10. How often do you have alone/me time and how do you relax?
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