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The Story of Overwhelmed, Can Not Do It All Mom

Are the type of person that over does it? I know how you feel. For me this only got worse when I became a mom. If you are like me you are an all or nothing, black or white, eat the whole box of Girl Scout Cookies or none at all “kinda” gal. Our type have been trying to accomplish it all, but not finding much joy in it. Or we throwing the rule book out the window and regretting it later (.i.e  an empty box of Girls Scout cookies.)

Becoming a working mother with way too much on her plate brought the overdoing and overwhelm to new extremes. I have come to see the need for balance to get through a hectic day with sanity and fulfillment.

This blog is intended to chronicle the lessons learned along this journey. To become a place of support and encouragement for working moms trying to do it all. Moderation and balance are the key to not overdoing it and I want to provide moms with strategies, resources and empathy to help them better care for themselves and their families. Here is where the journey towards balance and moderation begins.

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  1. mmrli, I just noticed you decided to follow my blog. Thank you for mustering the courage to do what so few others have, you’re to be applauded for your courage. It is my hope that I will always leave you laughing, but smiling is acceptable. In all seriousness, thank you very much for following. :O)

    1. I really enjoyed reading it. Also, I’m totally in support of anyone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Keep up the good work!

  2. Good morning! I was intrigued to see your post on David Snapes’ blog, and after reading it and Chelsea’s guest post, I am delighted to follow. I have a number of years more than you own, and I am still on that quest for moderation, but the journey itself is the thing! I look forward to reading more of your thoughts. All the best! –Pam

  3. I enjoyed your blog. I never thought of a blog on moderation. It;s really good. You have a lot to offer. I read your About page, it’s simple and to the point. I liked it a lot. I am striving for that balance and moderation everyday. It is not easy. Life happens and keeps happening. I guess within that realm we must find both balance and moderation. Keep up you good information coming:)

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  5. Good blog! I landed here through Janice’s Blogversary. The Ancient Greeks said: Everything in moderation. It’s something I try to follow, hard as it is. And btw, I love the minions!!!

  6. I can definitely relate to the black and white thinking. Either I do everything perfectly, or I’m worthless, though I’m slowly changing that mindset. Looking forward to reading more.

            1. Yes but I have the one stop sign on thing they installed when they migrated me so technically I’m logged into my .com and my.org sites. I just have .com set to private

  7. So lovely to meet you. I’m all for moderation and balance in my life as well. Look forward to reading more and getting to know you through your beautiful blog.

    1. I hear you. I am in no way there. Moderation and balance are a constant struggle. This blog is meant to provide support, encouragement and accountability. It is totally a journey. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Sorry to hear about your injury. I will admit I have never been an everything has it’s place person. Matter of fact I have always been an everything is all over the place person. So you are totally ahead of me! Lol. The thing I finally understand now is that it’s a journey. Thank you for coming along with me.

  8. I didn’t find a place on your post about giving up cake decorating to put a comment so I am here. I just posted a short while ago my own “break-up” with the hobby/job. https://beinglydia.com/2016/03/31/paying-it-forward/ I mentioned it was mostly because of my health, but I have found that since I stopped, I don’t miss it and was, in fact not enjoying it because it wasn’t making money and I would always be in pain during and after. So I do understand. You are right, it is okay to change your mind!

    1. You are so right. I found the pressure of the deadline was taking all the fun and enjoyment out of the craft. Thank you so much for commenting. It really helps to hear someone else go through the same thing.

  9. Hi there,

    I found your blog after one of my friends shared it with me on Facebook and wanted to run a few things by you. I’m working on a wedding/event venue project, and I think it’s something you could definitely relate to. Let me know if you have a moment to discuss.



  10. Hi there!

    I found your blog after one of my friends shared it with me on Facebook and wanted to run a few things by you. I’m working on a dog training/obedience project, and I think it’s something you could definitely relate to. Let me know if you have a moment to discuss.



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