What are your biggest tips for balancing life as a mom?
Priorities. Figuring out what our priorities are. If our kids are our priorities, then they have to take precedence over the things that we want to do—over the things that distract us during the day. I'm finding that if I just focus on my children while they're present, then I can find time to do the other things that maybe aren't as important in my own time. But if you try to do them with your kids, everything turns into a disaster. Then your kids are only getting a part of you, and you're only giving part of yourself to the other things you want to do. So I think it's separating, and right now at least, just balancing.
What would your number one advice for a new mom be?
I think most of all, try not to have expectations. The expectations that we put on ourselves and on our kids really don't help us and just bring us down because we are only human, and our kids are only human. They can accomplish a lot and you can accomplish a lot, but you have to see what you can do. You have to see what you can handle, and not strive for something that is unobtainable. Maybe some of those things are obtainable, and thats fine too. But it's just a matter of finding that out, instead of expecting it to happen.