Being a parent is incredibly challenging, whether you are able to stay at home or trying to balance work and family life. It takes a lot of juggling, self-love, forgiveness, and patience to keep it all going.
As a single, working mom of three, I've had to develop a new relationship with time. Initially, my approach was to compartmentalize it, and as a result, feelings of not being "enough," or spreading myself too thin and not being present for my kids crept in, making it hard to enjoy successes in any arena.
So, I took a deep breath and tried a different approach. As I let go of self-imposed restrictions and ideas of what was "supposed" to be, I started to notice that it was possible—and even beneficial—to see time as more flexible and filled with opportunities to create connections and strengthen our relationships.