Friday, December 11, 2015

Working Mom Friday Nights: Coping With Your Kids Energy

Kids watching television

This blog is a true confession. I utilize television to help my Friday nights go smoothly. Please don't judge me!!!


I maintain this blog to inspire other moms who are on their quest for balance in stilettos.  Personally, I am inspired by women who are honest about their stories.  So, I strive to be honest with this blog. Being honest can be tough though. It often means disclosing facts about those I know and love who didn't necessarily sign up for that. Tonight though, I am home with my kids for a bit and since they're minors I can consent to the release of all of their protected information otherwise known as "Putting their business on blast!"

I am an average mom...


Truthfully though, this post isn't as much about them as about how I cope and manage to have it all. There are times, especially on Friday nights after a long, tiring workweek that I lack the energy to engage in the enrichment activities recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. I'm not sure how they come up with the recommended activities. The only thing I can think of is that they conducted a small study that included supermoms and left out average women like me. 

At the end of the week I am spent. Even though I have the benefit of in-home childcare, when I get home she leaves. So, I am on my own for evening childcare. Granted my husband is there. However, I can honestly say he is not as helpful with the kids as the nanny. She views her role as helping me and taking care of the kids. In contrast, he has his own agenda, which often interferes with him doing what I'd like for him to do.

I'm Exhausted on Friday Nights and Need A Little Help...


For that reason, I am exhausted at the end of the week. So, I need help. I have learned that television is a present help in a time of struggle. I have learned that from experience. And, as you can tell in the above photo, I utilize that help.

I have decided that the gods invented technology to help mothers preserve their sanity. So, I take advantage of it. I support every mom in her quest to do it all without losing her sanity!
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