We moms tend to be the soldier of our family when it comes to prayers, organizing, planning, and scheduling. I totally went into burnout a couple days ago before I told my family that I refuse to move or lift one finger unless I choose to.
Being a wife and a mother of 4/5 still in the home can get hectic with all of these different personalities and task they each have.
Now mind you my husband works the graveyard shift. So I’m pretty much-doing everything while he sleeps ugh.
I read an article in one of my blog groups “The Overwhelmed Working Mom” By Mrs. Fox. Which brought me to write about this post here. she brought up some great point about burnout mom’s and how we tend to overwhelm ourselves by putting our children in any physical activity to keep them busy. She also asked have you ever thought about how you as the mom would have to attend everything your children do? We as parents have to support! support! support! as well as all your other duties. So at this point, I’m like🤔.
Now my son finally plays middle school football after really trying out after two years and soon he will be in the basketball the next season proud mom I must say.
Now looking back on Mrs fox article I was like omg that’s me🤔😣. Not too much of a hassle at first but then adding in his extra task to my schedule added a curveball 😩.
Things had gotten a bit hectic with the schedule even though, I’m a stay at home mom of 4/5 kids in the home. I still have to drive to three different schools, babysit 2 of my great nephews for time to time out the week, as well as study for two different courses from two different schools. After school then pick the other children up from their designated area. At this time I probably haven’t even had a bite to eat because the phone is ringing with a load of emails and parent-teacher references. Finally, take a breather and then here comes a 10th grader, 8th grader, 6th grader, and 5th-grader all need help with their homework sometimes out the week. I’m like well who is gonna help me study😭.
In addition, I decided that I was no longer going to be doing all of this on my own. I begin to pray and ask God to lead me in the right way with a clear mind to maintain what some people would call this a hectic” schedule.
Sometimes I’m like where do I get this strength from 👀 “GOD” and still be a loving wife, a disciplined mother, and still in my right mind with the right spirit.
Do that sound like a task you can handle? Don’t forget hungry people every day looking supper😏.
Three things that get me through the week besides coffee and cigarettes. Some may so oh no cigarettes yeah, I puff every now and then. Then I just add those two bad habits to my prayer list humans are working progress.
Without any of these, you would most defiantly have a burnout sooner than later. But with them will make life so much more manageable.
After these three steps has been assed now im at this point, where I can breathe and think clearly. Then I realized I needed a plan to get everyone on task and make things a bit smoother.
This is the part when super moms turn to super warriors. I also wrote an article on “stop being a worrier and become a warrior” you can find it through the menu drop links.
When you Get Organized
1.Ok so the plan begins of course with a family meeting.
2. schedule chores out for the week.
3. and all notification of any event or meeting form kids has to be submitted to super mom/ super warrior before the day its due.
Now for some don’t mean to get off the flow of the article but for some reason, kids love to tell you oh mom I need this and that as you drive them to school and your like when it’s due uh today 😩😄.
4. make sure kids are on board with scheduling and if you have to write it down and place it on the fridge so what. Whatever helps keep things smooth.
5. Place hubby on duties a marriage is consist of two this helps tremendously.
Now my husband is in control of carpooling, kids are getting their clothes organized for the next day and doing homework as instructed, while I focus on my education. Hubby still gets to sleep after dropping everyone off in the am. This gives me plenty of energy to cook a meal of my choice because I’m not burned out or overwhelmed by supermom duties and everyone is happy.
Since I begin analyzing and creating a concept to keep this “hectic” schedule on the task. I have created a system that benefits everyone accordingly. Thank God no room for errors with a schedule like this. Like that’s not gonna ever happen 😂.
Just keep some sort of order of operation because if you don’t you will have a “hectic” burnout like I once did. this allows everyone to be responsible for there actions and don’t be soft is what I called it. hold your children accountable if they’re the age like mines and know right from wrong. In the long run, this teaches them how to become constructive individuals at an early age.
So I hope you enjoyed my life as a mom and learn that If we as mothers don’t take care of ourselves and implement strategies or ask for help when needed a burnout is soon to come.
Health and stress is no match for super moms we have to be equipped as super warriors so we may live a long life to hear and see all the things our children endure.
now that the weeks are on a role and things are on task. And the burnout has been defeated. I’m in need of some self-care me time.
Until next time remember God loves you and so do I.
Be blessed and stress -free because your health does matters.🤗