Six months ago I took some time off from blogging to take care of my newborn twins and toddler. My expectation was that the girls would be sleeping through the night by now. Well, that isn’t quite true yet -- but I’m optimistic!! So, still slightly sleep deprived, here I am, excited to be in communication with all of you.
Being a mom of multiples and a toddler, and ramping up my coaching and consulting practice, all at once, has been intense to say the least. But I set up my business as an expression of who I am and what I want to contribute. I can say with all honesty that I’ve become one of those really busy, fulfilled and happy people, and I am all about helping other busy parents – especially those with multiples, feel like they’re in the groove and on the right path – not just surviving.
What most excites me about getting back to my blog is the chance to get back to sharing the Making It Work Survey results. Many of you took this survey and your honesty and wisdom has inspired me for the last half year. I know all of you will be similarly impacted.
This week and next I’ll be writing about your answers to the survey question, “What does the little tape recorder in your head always re-play?” Here’s a sneak preview- all of your honest, thoughtful answers fell into the following categories:
1. I’m not good enough (mot popular!)
2. I don’t spend enough time with my spouse/partner
3. I am conflicted about my choices about work / family balance
4. I don’t recognize the person I’ve become (and I’m not sure I like her)
5. My tape recorder is positive – it supports and encourages me
6. I should be more successful in my career
7. I should be more organized/clean
8. I should take better care of myself
9. I have a never-ending to-do list (and the list plays in my mind endlessly!)
10. I wish I had more money/
11. I feel unappreciated/un-cared for
12. I wish I had more time to nurture myself, interests and relationships
13. Man, I’m tired!
Do these sound familiar? That’s good, because my intention is to form a community through this blog of people who having common experiences and who could benefit from each other’s strategies and wisdom. So, the first step is to share your experiences – then we’ll get on to your strategies. Please feel encouraged to comment and ask questions as we go!
And, I’m dying to know how the men in our lives will answer this question, so look out for a series of short-surveys that you can give to your husbands and other men in your lives. Stay tuned…
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