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  1. Hi! I’m late. Because… yeah, all that. I don’t know how to fix this but I sincerely hope your sanity comes home soon. And brings mine with it.

  2. […] 5MinutesforMom on Babble’s Mom Crunch: If you’ve read any of my posts recently (like this one) then you  know that I’ve been struggling with balance and workload. Trying to figure out […]

  3. Courtney, my heart is breaking as I read this post because I was (and still am to a degree) in your shoes. Three year olds are tremendously challenging! I was not a blogger at that time but was working full time outside of the home and I remember thinking there was not enough of me to go around and that I probably would not survive it! Okay mama …. breathe a little. I am here to tell you that now is not forever and it WILL get better. I promise! I have been through two of them and I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Just know that if you need to screech or cry or talk to someone…zoom over to my email – I may have a helpful word for you! Keeping you in my prayers! 🙂

  4. I don’t have any wise words for you, except you have to give yourself a break once in a while. You do so much, I think that’s amazing, but sometimes, we can just be ordinary for one day, where our work doesn’t get finished, comments don’t get made, blogs don’t get read, but we get to sneak in a few things like an extra hour of sleep or a nice meal cooked. Balance is so hard, isn’t it?

    • Courtney K. says:

      Agreed. On occasion, I do sit and enjoy doing absolutely nothing but watching TV and sitting in my PJ’s. Without days like that, I think we’d all go insane.

  5. I am desperately in search of that way as well. I work outside the home, but it is the same. Overwhelmed, in a funk because I cannot do any of it as well as I would like…..yes, yes, and yes. Thank you so much for linking up!!

    • Courtney K. says:

      I don’t think there is an answer for it…whether you work at home, outside of the home or just stay-at-home…it’s tough no matter what!

  6. Lizzi S. says:

    Sometimes (or most of the time!) balance seems so elusive. I have to believe that (for my own sanity) that the important things will surface to the top. Good luck with it all!

  7. Kyna says:

    Posted about this SAME exact thing this morning…I”m exhausted with all the day to day things…I wish I had and answer for you. If you find a solution that works for you, please please share!
    ♥ Kyna

  8. Shell says:

    It’s so hard to find a balance. I had to quit my wahm job this summer b/c I just couldn’t find the balance any more and I was burning myself out. I’m still doing some work, but more short term projects and only what I feel like I can truly handle.

    Don’t forget that you are able to say NO to things when you are feeling overwhelmed. xo

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thanks, Shell! I actually am learning to say no, and it feels great. Especially when it comes to things that truly don’t matter, or don’t measure as high on my level of importance as others.

  9. Lisa Grace says:

    I’m like that — and I hit that “Something’s Gotta Give” point a while ago … and stuff had to give. I’m praying for as God helps you hand pick the activities HE has called priorities in your life.

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate that! I’m trying to keep an open heart and mind and let him lead toward those things he has planned, as well.

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.