My best is not good enough-Confessions of a working mom

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  • Reply candy April 25, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Doesn’t matter if you are a working mom, stay at home mom, a mom who runs a business out of her home. We all experience these types of feelings and somedays our family only gets 1/4 of our best. That is okay.

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com April 25, 2017 at 10:10 PM

      Candy, you’re right! That’s why I hope this tip can help anyone who’s able to find at least an hour of time during the day to just get stuff done.

  • Reply Leah Weber April 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    So true! We have to give ourselves and each other grace on a daily basis!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com April 25, 2017 at 10:14 PM

      Yup, we’re all truly doing the best that we can. Life demands so much of us, and but by the grace of God can we make it to the next day to get up and do it again. This tip has helped me to check boxes off my “to do” list.

  • Reply StephTheBookworm April 25, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    This post is so, so true. I am also a working mom and I am so tired by the end of the day that my son doesn’t always get the best version of me. Thanks for sharing your tips and thoughts… we are not alone in this!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com April 25, 2017 at 10:18 PM

      Steph, I know it can really get to us. There’s times when I have to get honest with my kids, tell them how tired I am, and how much a just want to love on them, snuggle them and slow down for the rest of the night…no talking-no thinking. This tip helps so much with the “no” rule at the end of the day, so I can feel satisfied that I’ve accomplished a few things too.

  • Reply Cheyenne April 25, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    I know this feeling too well! I don’t work outside the home but I still struggle. I try to keep “office hours” even though I’m home every day. They are during my kids nap times and it helps me to stay focused and get stuff done.

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com April 25, 2017 at 10:20 PM

      Cheyenne, sometimes I think “what would I do without this hour” then I think about you awesome Mom’s who have to get more crafty with your time than me. Power to you Mama! Rock those nap times!

  • Reply jessica April 25, 2017 at 9:47 PM

    i know this feeling well. I love my job but i’m also exhausted at the end of the day. no time for shelf care either… so busy all the time

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com April 25, 2017 at 10:24 PM

      Jessica, I’ve learned that I have to become a scheduling, note taking, task making Mama! When you think about it, if you can get out during lunch, then you have 5 uninterrupted hours a week to get some of those tasks checked off. We have to get creative so we can love on those kiddos a little longer. I hope you’re able to use this tip,and let me know if you have some of your own tips.

  • Reply Divya April 26, 2017 at 5:41 AM

    I’m not a mama but I totally feel the same way about spending my free time with my husband and not doing any blog-related tasks once I’m home! I’m grateful for this break away from the classroom and year in an office setting because I’m able to do a lot of the blog stuff during lunch!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com April 26, 2017 at 3:21 PM

      Isn’t it so awesome once you start using that lunch hour! At the end of the day, you really feel like you’ve accomplished a lot, and you can actually relax after a day of work. Thank for sharing Divya!

  • Reply Bailey April 26, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Amen! So glad that His power is perfected in our weaknesses.

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com April 26, 2017 at 3:25 PM

      Yes! Without recognizing our weakness and shortcomings, we’d give all the glory to ourselves.

  • Reply Meg Smidt April 26, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    This is so good! Thank you for being so open and sharing your love.

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com April 26, 2017 at 3:27 PM

      Oh, absolutely my pleasure Meg. Connection and real is what I’m aiming for.

  • Reply Michelle Koch April 28, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    I also find that getting up a little earlier to have some alone/meditation/prayer time has a big impact. I am not a morning person, but just fifteen minutes is big. I plan ahead by having a book or nail polish on the nightstand, so in the morning I can stay in bed but have a little something to do that makes me feel good.

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com April 29, 2017 at 8:45 PM

      Oh my Goodness, YES! Michelle, I’m with you on this. I need a few moments alone with the Lord in the morning too, this is another great tip. We definitely need to make sure that we’re connecting with the Lord as an essential part of our parenting. How smart of you to keep something by your bed…I just may be copying it. Thanks for this one!

  • Reply Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor May 18, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    Great reminder to all moms! Even as a SAHM, I am spent by at the end of the day and can’t wait for my kids to go to bed. So I will definitely make an effort daily to give my family my best. And along with crock pot meals, I always try to cook meals that give me leftovers. So I only cook 3 -4 times a week.

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com May 22, 2017 at 8:49 PM

      Ayanna, crockpots are such a time saver! Love em! I think moms in general need to cut ourselves a little slack. These kids are the most important thing we’ll ever do. So we need to give ourselves a break so we’re not so stressed all the time.

  • Reply Jehava May 18, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Loved this! So beautifully said!

    • Reply jennifer.enoch27@gmail.com May 22, 2017 at 8:56 PM

      Oh, thank you Jehava.

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