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How DO You Do It?
Posted By Jessica Fisher On August 5, 2008 @ 2:48 pm In Home Management | 10 Comments
In some ways, I’m kind of surprised by the question. In the same way I don’t understand why total strangers have this look of utter shock on their faces when they see me and my kids approach in the grocery store.
I guess based on the things I share here (namely homemaking and life with 5 kids), it must seem like I climb the equivalent of Mt. Everest everyday.
I admit to being slightly eccentric, so I’m sure some of the things I do just throw my image over the top. If you could only see my closets. Or my bedroom. Or my desk. You would think differently.
I certainly don’t want to set myself up as “an example.” I am lacking in so many areas, that it would be foolish to say, “Do it my way.” We each need to find our own groove !
I really struggle with
Some nights I go to bed knowing that the house is almost “spotless,” but the nagging thought enters my mind that I didn’t read stories to my preschooler or I was “short” (or worse) in how I talked with the boys . Aack!
This balancing act is not something that comes easily to me. I can have success in one area for a season, but then see that I’m sliding in another sphere. So, my life involves a lot of “plate spinnning.”
But it is my career, so I’ve got at least another twenty years to work on it. And, to be honest, I really like my life. I like the challenge of the tasks God has put before me. I love my kids and can’t imagine life with one of them not here. They are so “meant” to be a part of my life. What seems crazy to other people, seems “right” to me. I guess that’s why God gave this life to me and not all those people at that grocery store
So, please, dear reader, put aside any allusions of SuperFishMama . I’m just like you. Your challenges may be different than mine, but you probably handle them better than I would.
But, I do think we can learn from one another and help each other figure out what works. I loved reading the comments here  as moms advised one another as to how to handle back-to-school challenges.
Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a series on HOW it works (or doesn’t work) at our house. Take what is helpful and dismiss the rest. Give me advice on how to solve my quirks and insufficiencies. I hope you’ll share your stories, too.
But in the meantime, a question:
What is an area of your life as MOM that you feel challenged by?
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