No End In Sight

Hello blog readers! I feel like I haven’t been on here in ages.  Life has been so busy and out of control lately, that I really haven’t had much time to spend on the computer blogging.  I really miss being able to share my life, so I am happy to be back.  We had the opportunity over the Labor Day holiday to hit the boardwalk for one last weekend.  It was a great family time, as even my husband’s grandparents were able to go with us. The weather was perfect, the food delicious, and the time together was priceless.

 

It’s hard to believe the kids have been back to school for 8 days now.  It’s been a real challenge trying to juggle everyone’s schedules and keep up with where we are supposed to be and when! Life is going on pretty much the same as before.  We have baseball twice a week for another week yet.  But my oldest has been upping his level of commitment both in and out of school.  He is in eighth grade this year, and he is quite the mover and shaker.  One of the first decisions he made so far this school year is to run for student council.  With their new schedules, the time for student council has moved from after school to a flex period during the day.  Which means he won’t have to stay after school, nor will he miss any classes.  I think that it’s terrific, because he is doing one of the things that I have always wanted to do, but was just too scared to do it.

Next on his list of activities, he has decided to try out for the Science Olympiad.  It is a very intensive activity that is after school.  My biggest concern is that his confirmation classes are on the same night, and he would need to stay after school till 4, then have to eat and do homework and be at church before 7pm.  It’s a lot to ask of an almost 14-year-old.  At the same time, he wants to do something in the science field when he gets older, so how can I say no to something he is really interested in?  How do parents with multiple kids juggle everything?  At this point in time, my youngest is content to just be a spectator at most things, so we usually don’t have to do any running for him.  In the future, though, that may change, and I am just not sure how I will manage to juggle his schedule as well.

So tell me, how do you keep up with it all?  I still need to fit work, household management, eating, and sleeping into this whole mix as well.  At times I feel very overwhelmed that I will not be able to do it all.  I get anxious about work because I feel like I am always being such a pain with my time constraints and requests for time off because I am trying to do all kinds of things.  Of course, I would love to be a stay-at-home Mom, but I can’t.  My work environment, even with all the stress and problems sometimes, has always been generous with my schedule and I don’t know what I would do in another position. There have been so many days where I just wanted to give up, throw in the towel, cry and scream.  But then I remember why I am doing all of this:

 

So share with me: How Do You Manage To Juggle Everything In Your Life?

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  1. says

    Sometimes I have to stop and tell myself that although I have a list of things to do (which is a good thing), I might not be able to get them done, or things might go in a different direction than I had planned. I have only recently discovered your blog, but I enjoy reading it very much. Seeing the pictures of the boardwalk brings back memories of when I was younger and time management wasn’t much of an issue. Thank you for sharing your stories with us readers!

  2. Miller Racing Family says

    I agree once they get back to school the crazy schedules are in full swing. One of the main ways we juggle our time is having a family calendar so we always know what everyone is doing and then we can see if one which is wilder than another and plan according. Love the family photo.
    Have a great day!

  3. says

    It is definitely not easy. And I don’t even have school aged kids yet. I worked really hard to schedule them to have swim classes teh same day, just because I don’t want to have to be running to the Y for swim classes more than one day a week. Then there is library time, which I’d like to get them back into since they aren’t doing preschool. (It’s free and they have a 30 minute “class” – what’s not to love?) Then I’d like to have time for playdates somewhere, and groceries, cooking, laundry,playing with the kids….

    I don’t think there is an easy answer, really!

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