It didn't used to be that way. When he was first born, every minute with him was special and documented--and exhausting and new. The whole day revolved around him. Then the novelty of motherhood slowly wore off as I realized how demanding it is and how unselfish I have to be. Don't get me wrong; I love being a stay-at-home mom and would not trade it for anything. I just need to work on balancing my life. My goal is to have more "we" time and less "me" time by following these guidelines:
1. Organize the day better. Making a schedule and a to-do list will help me stay off the computer.
2. Set a time limit on the computer. This could mean a specific length of time (1 hour), time range (1-2 p.m.), number of times (2 a day), bedtime (8 p.m. computer is off), or a combination (1 hour, twice a day, no later than 5 p.m.). This will help me spend more time with the hubby too.
3. Use computer time wisely. For example, instead of browsing Etsy, I could get ahead on blogging, freeing up more time with my son.
4. Be in the moment. I play with my son but I'm usually distracted. Being in the moment will show him that I love him and want to be with him.
5. Remember that pleasing my family comes first. If I lose readers from not blogging consistently, so what? My family's happiness and approval is what matters most.
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