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With kids back in school this week, that means that for this Mama, is back to work full swing!
First off, I realize that I have a pretty unconventional job. I own and run my own business from home and know that my days may look a little different from some of you. What is the same is though, is the guilt (oh Mom guilt) and anxiety Summer puts on all of us parents. What are we going to do with the kids this Summer? I think we all felt it, we all have the anxiety and angst over it and shuffle our schedules to make it work. For me, it meant some pretty late nights after the kids were in bed, getting it all done.
When this week started, I can tell you I had some serious mixed emotions for sure. Have I mentioned, I'm a mom guilt survivor? On one hand it fills my cup spending the days with my kids and having all kinds of Summer fun, but on the other hand, I am so ready to get things done during the day and go to bed at a normal time.
The weather is still pretty phenomenal here in Southern California and so I started my first day outside with my toes in the pool, hacking away at the computer and busting out the mother of all to-do list. I am getting myself organized and ready for the back to (daytime) work schedule and it feels so good!
Can I just tell you how much I've gotten done this week? A TON!!! Holy cow, its amazing what a little sleep and a minute to think can do for one's productivity.
My second favorite thing about back to work, is that I get to have a salad for lunch! Sitting by myself with a yummy salad a cup of my favorite Tazo Passion® Tea, was epic!!!
I know you are probably giggling a bit about it, but seriously!!! Not a whole lot of salads for lunch with the kids home wanting PB&J, road trips, and beach days happening all day every day. No salads or warming up a cup of water for tea in the afternoon for that matter. Sounds absolutely absurd I'm sure, but I absolutely love having a cup of tea in the afternoon. Passion tea is my favorite with all its fruity flavor and the fact is caffeine free is AWESOME, but for some reason, Summer with kids, all normal routines are thrown out the window like (grocery shopping, planned dinners, salad and tea lunches). Is your favorite Zen™ or Awake™ English Breakfast?
Dare I say it... The kids going back to school makes for a healthier mind and body for Mama? I think for this Mama for sure!
How about you guys? You having a little Mama Joy now that the kids are back in the school? I hope so. Even if its just enough to have a cup of afternoon tea. You deserve it!
HAPPY BACK TO SCHOOL MAMAS!