I've been noticing, over the last few days, that I am feeling really stuck. I tend to have the same routine day after day, and while there is nothing wrong with the routine, sometimes I am very aware of how tiring it is. I know as parents, we all feel this way from time to time, but what can we do to help pull ourselves out of it?
One of the things that works for me is just taking some time to reflect on what has been going on. When you feel like you are constantly running, it's hard to see the bigger picture. When I feel frustrated that I am the only one doing things around the house, it is usually because I am upset at the lack of time I get to spend with my husband, who works really hard for our family.
When I feel like I am being stretched too thin, I try to remind myself that it won't always be this way. It's nice that my husband and the girls can rely on me for what they need. It builds trust and security. As the girls get older, they will become more and more independent, so I will try to appreciate the moments now.
Finally, when I am struggling to remember that we are making great memories, I will take the time to look at the pictures of my smiling little ones. Little ones that will be big ones, sooner than I'd like. I will take the time to reflect on the goodness of everyday!