All. The. Time.
Bottles, diapers, snacks, potty training, school, homework, little league, soccer practice, fundraisers, laundry, dinner, cleaning, getting rid of that boy smell in the bathroom, puberty, sibling rivalry, boyfriend/girlfriend drama, work, trash duty, doody duty, taking the dog for a walk, grocery shopping, paying the bills, remembering to take a shower at least occasionally, play dates, mommy dates, and then there's that thing called a husband somewhere around her and he wants attention too most days.
Many people find it fascinating that not just myself, but so many moms are able to start, keep up with, and maintain blogs. I'm sure we've all heard the questions.
Where do you find the time?
Where do you come up with ideas?
How do you keep up with everything?
How the heck do you do a blog and everything else?!
Well, let me tell you, it's not without great patience and planning.
Personally, because a lot of this blog is about just me and my journey through motherhood with a mental illness, my potential blog posts are EVERYWHERE! My day to day life influences a lot. I have days, which you've read about, that I fall flat on my face in a heap of snot and tears because I can't get a handle on the day. And there are others days where I jump up and down and scream, "I'm less crazy than yesterday!!"
It's getting other stuff in there that's a challenge for me. I didn't want this to be a diary. I didn't want this to be a sob fest of my struggles.
I wanted this to be an encouragement for moms with mental illness, for people with mental illness.
And that means focusing on "normal" life too.
What did I make for dinner?
What costumes are my kids going to wear for Halloween?
Are my kids crazier than me? (Yes... yes they are...)
What do I find cool in life?
What makes the awesome in this world so awesome?
I want everyone to see that even though I struggle, I'm still a mom with a crazy mom life. I'm not defined by my mental illness.
I'm defined by my family. By my friends. By my killer baking skills. By my passion for helping others. By my passion for me the crazy person I am.
So how do I do all of this?
One Crazy Day At A Time.