AUTHOR: Carolyn Savage | POSTED: May 8, 2012 | COMMENTS: 3 Comments
I fly by the seat of my pants, everyday…all day. From the time my feet hit the floor in the morning, to the time I drift off to sleep, I’m on the move, mentally checking off a to-do list that never, ever ends. In fact, I’m fairly certain that for every chore I complete, two get added. Mama-land can be overwhelming.
I admit I bring a lot of my frantic busy-ness on myself. It happens because I have this rather well intentioned but somewhat demented picture of how things are supposed to be. Healthy meals should be on my table inspired by the great chefs whose cookbooks are somewhere in my kitchen—collecting dust. My house should be well kept, the way all the picture perfect rooms look in my monthly issue of the Pottery Barn catalog. My older boys should be prepared for school with clean clothes, combed hair, and completed homework—because that way they’ll know I love them and others will know I’m a good mom. My little girls should be consistently embroiled in a developmentally appropriate activity that will nourish their rapidly developing minds—better than an episode of Dora the Explorer. And, last but not least, my husband should think I’m wonder woman because I’ve completed all the aforementioned tasks without a single bitchy moment—while looking like I’m ten years younger.
What I’ve learned over the past nineteen years of marriage and eighteen years of child rearing is how I think things “should be” and how things actually are, are two very different things. In fact, what I’m starting to realize is that how things actually are, might really be the way they “should be”.
So, I’m proud to announce that this website is taking off in a different direction. It’s time for me to move on from writing about my very unique journey to motherhood and instead, start focusing on the challenges of being an imperfect, somewhat crazed, mama.
It’s my hope that your visits to Mama On The Fly will inspire some food for thought, leave you smiling, and cause you to feel better about your own adventures in Mama-land.