A couple of weeks ago I wrote about being all the moms. There is no way to do it all. There is another piece tht goes with that conversation though.
Everyone has different margin. Some moms can be 5 moms and still have extra margin in life. Some moms can be 1 mom and feel maxed out. We were all created differently and we all have different margin of what we can handle without feeling completely tapped out.
The world today pushes moms to live at their max. Be an involved mom, be an awesome wife, do community service, work, and all the things. There are some moms who can do all those things and not feel depleted at the end of the day. There are moms who work and coming home to get kids fed and put to bed, is all they can muster. We need to respect each mom for who she is and not push moms to do more than they can handle.
There will be seasons in life that maybe you will be able to be all the things. Then there might be a season where keeping your kids alive is taking all you’ve got. I’ve been in both seasons and season in between. Each of those seasons brought beauty in different areas.
So own your no. Be comfortable with what you can do without feeling maxed out and say no. You don’t have to do all the things. Enjoy the each season as you are in it and say no to good things so you can say yes to great things.