1. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and especially this week. I have four girls under 5, I work (part time) selling Jamberry, and I’m really struggling lately to juggle just that, let alone keeping up on housework and putting food on the table. I don’t have any advice, but it’s nice to know it’s not just me. I know I take on too much. I need a break! LOL

  2. Saw this retweeted by one of my followers and I raised my hand up high because I too am a compulsive ‘take on too much stuff’ person.
    Some of it for me is people pleasing, some is I want to pay the bills (and look cool to my family – supermom) and the other may simply be habit. It is something I’ve always done and watched my mum do growing up.
    Mundane is beautiful and once it is gone – that is usually when you miss it. Learning this the hard way.

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  4. I am SO guilty of taking on too much. And when I do, I find myself overwhelmed and frustrated. And that leads to me calling myself names because I end up feeling as though my best is never good enough. Instead of looking at all the things I actually accomplish on a day-to-day basis, I focus on what didn’t get done. I usually give myself zero credit. And when that happens, I end up not liking myself very much. That makes my boyfriend upset. He is a rare one who actually gets how busy our lives are. (By our I mean those like you and me who blog, parent, etc.) He is constantly in awe of everything I do. And most of the time all I can see is my failures.

    I really need to get better about blaming myself and realizing I’m NOT Superwoman.

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  6. I appreciate your honesty here. The pressure to be “more” than a wife and mom makes for very unhappy and anxious women.

    What has helped me to stay grounded is to think of my priorities like a layered pyramid. The most important is the foundation of who I am and takes up most of my time {the widest layer}. Everything else that is laid on top of that foundation should take up less and less time the higher up the pyramid it goes. It gets skewed at times for me, but keeping that pyramid in my mind helps me to check my motives.

    Your words hit deep. Thanks for the reminder.

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

  7. Hopping over from Mama Moments Monday! What a great post. 🙂 You’re right, the mundane *is* important. It’s hard to get through the days sometimes, feeling like a slave to everyone’s needs, but it’s in those moments that we build our family and support them. Love this. Thank you!

  8. This is one of those posts where you read it and think to yourself ‘Whew…I’m not the only one.’ I, too, am a chronic take-on-too-much-er. Everyone is constantly telling me to ‘take it easy’, but to be honest, I don’t know if I know how, lol. I might just have to check out that book…

  9. I loved this post. I tend to take on more projects and to-dos than I can handle too. It’s good to remember what the best things are to focus on. Thanks for the reminder!

  10. Did you read my mind? This is exactly why I haven’t been blogging as much (well…at all). I just had enough. Something had to give and if I look at my priorities it was low on the list. In fact it wasn’t even on my initial list which told me a lot.

    I love this Kayse. Please know you are not alone!!

  11. Everything about this post speaks to my heart.
    Can I be honest about something? Just yesterday I was feeling so down and discouraged because I just can’t do it all! I was thinking “How does Kayse do it all?”
    I can barely blog and be a mom. You’re about the release another ebook 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your heart today. You spoke to mine!
    I am also reading Hands Free Mama and it is really convicting me. Trying to find balance. Is there such a thing??

  12. I’m reading that book now. Totally appropriate for moms like us. 🙂 Hope you have a great week!

  13. ps I love your family photo, it is gorgeous. xx

  14. I am always thinking up great things to do with my home schooled kids that takes away time from the house which makes the house a disaster which stresses me out which means I do it in the evenings which makes me tired and takes me away from my husband which is daft but we are having fun in the day!!
    I have started doing something I should have done yonks ago, training my kids and getting everyone to help by assigning tasks. Even if it is only laying the table or bringing down washing or tidying their rooms it takes stuff off me. The last few nights everything has been very companionable, hubby washing up as I and the kids cook, kids sorting drinks and cutlery and plates and we have all enjoyed it. I even taught my 8 yro to make my coffee this week, with a watchful eye on the kettle. This makes her so proud. I am incorporating life skills into our home school and we are all benefiting from it. x

    1. I love that idea! Emmy helps me with the dishes and laundry but that’s it. Can’t wait till the kids are older and I can incorporate that!

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