Hi there, friend! I’m Kayse, wife to Jon (my favorite musician) and mom to Emily + Nathan. Our family is a little crazy (and loud), but we love each other a whole lot.
My husband works super long hours, so I manage our home, prep the meals (or drive to Chick Fil A), keep the kids alive, and run a business.
It doesn’t sound so hard when you say it all quickly in one sentence like that, but you can believe me when I say I know what overwhelm is.
A few years ago, I looked at my life and realized that overwhelm had become my constant companion. I kept hearing that I could “have it all”, but I was not finding this to be true. I always felt behind.
In theory, I desperately wanted to be a kind and gentle mom, a supportive wife, a faithful Christian, an organized homemaker, and a smart business-woman, but in reality, my days were spent stressed, impatient, and so. very. exhausted.
“Having it all” was for the birds. I just wanted to sleep, thankyouverymuch.
This is my family + me. They are my greatest joy. Also, they exhaust me. It’s a both/and sort of situation. 😉 You get it.
Actually, what I really wanted was to quit everything. I was so burned out, so tired, that I actually found myself wondering what would happen if I got into a not-too-bad car accident that wouldn’t actually hurt anyone, but maybe just give me one or two nights in the hospital. You know, so someone could take care of ME for a change. And so I could finally get some sleep.
Of course, rationally I knew that a car accident was not the answer. And also, I knew I couldn’t quit everything.
So, instead, I committed to quit living overwhelmed.
I’ve spent the last few years learning how to manage my time, home, and family in a way that is simple and doable – and I’m still learning! But the most important thing I’ve found so far is that we need a solid balance of Biblical perspective and practical systems if we want to cultivate a heart and home anchored in what matters most.
And if we want to stop having car-accident fantasies. 😉
My life isn’t suddenly perfect, by any means, but today I can honestly say that I don’t live in overwhelm anymore. I now have systems in place that keep my head on straight and our home running smoothly, even when life feels crazy.
And when overwhelm starts to creep back in, I know what to do to fend it off.
I’m here to share it all with you, friend. Life might be hard, but it doesn’t have to be constantly overwhelming.
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