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February 26, 2011
Welcome to another fun Saturday Playdate! Today we're playing with Julie from 3 Moms in 1. Julie's blog is all about finding balance between work, life, and her adorable little girl, Amelia. I know all too well how hard that is! There are always stories about her family and all the fun they have together, and of course a ton of cute pictures.
When you're done here, please check out Julie's blog and give her some comment love. Tell her you stopped by from the playdate!
Thanks LeeAnn, for having me over for this playdate!
To those whom I have not yet met, my name is Julie and I am NOT the mom of the year.
As women and especially as moms, we put pressure on ourselves to be everything to everyone. Day by day, I strive to be the “perfect” mommy - the one who reads the books, follows the rules, and ends up with a well-adjusted, independent, and joyful child. But at the same time, I want to be the “happy” mommy - the one who enjoys everything about raising a little one and finds time for lots of smiles. And the “working” mommy - the one who holds a job and gets paid, while caring for and loving her family.
What I’ve learned so far? It is OK to let go. Sometimes one or two of these "mommies" have to take the back seat while the other one gets priority. One day I may strive for fun and happy while totally blowing off work. Another day I may turn to the (gasp!) DVD player to occupy my girl while I complete a work project. I think it’s the overall picture that matters. Not how I performed my roles on one given day (because there are many failures along the way!), but how my girl will remember my efforts and our interaction years from now.
Blogging is my outlet. It is my method of stress relief. My way to collect memories and save some of the joys I’ve experienced as a mommy thus far. And it’s my lifeline for reaching out to people like me. To me, the best thing about blogging is being able to interact with so many other people around the country – and around the world. I read many other blogs and try my best to comment whenever I can, and I adore all my 3MomsIn1 readers and commenters. Blogging opened up a totally new world to me, and I’m enjoying every minute.
If you get a chance, stop by 3MomsIn1.com and say hello! I would love to meet you.
Thanks for stopping by for our playdate! I hope you had fun! If you would like to come over for a playdate, let me know in a comment or an email.