One Simple Secret To Turning Mom Fails Into Mom Wins

From sleepless nights to hectic mornings, there’s something to be said about a mom who is determined to succeed.

Most of what being a blogger/influencer means is engaging with other parents and discussing your everyday struggles. Whether it’s on a blog post or in a social post, it’s always interesting to see how others tackle things that come their way.

As a parent, you’re constantly trying to do what’s best for you and your family. A lot of the times the two won’t coincide. There are days when everything will go according to plan, and then there are others that make you question your sanity.

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Regardless, there’s something about the moments that remind you of why you continue to work through the madness.

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, then you know of a recent mom fail I had experienced with our five-year-old son.

Focus On The Juggling Act

Hearing that our son needed extra attention at school was tough for me. It reminded me of the reason I started working from home — to be with our kids.

On most days, working from home is a blessing. However, there are moments I feel as though I need a breather from it all. Oftentimes I would tell myself I need to find a balance. Such a funny word for something that actually feels like a juggling act.

That word — balance — made me question what it meant to run a household and a business from home.

That’s when it hit me. I needed to let go of the idea that everything on my plate was a balancing act because it isn’t.

When you balance things you have two endpoints that you need to evenly distribute the weight. In life, we don’t get to experience that balance.

On most days, we’re being pulled from one direction to the next. We don’t get the luxury of not tipping the scale. The truth is, something will require your attention today, and another will require your attention the next.

That’s how the juggling act works. No matter what is thrown your way, you keep calm and continue on.

Is there really a balance, or is it a juggling act? When I changed my mindset and focused more on the juggling act that comes with “doing it all”, I realized things started to fall into place.

Instead of being reactive, I became proactive. Juggling things simultaneously instead of trying to find that happy-medium was what I need to understand before I could better plan my day.

Let’s face it, things will come up. Sick days happen, deadlines get switched. If you’re trying to balance everything, then you’ll notice the scale will begin to slowly tip over.

With time, you learn that crying doesn’t help and neither does complaining. The thing that does help is revamping your strategy and making time for the essentials.

I remember reading about Randi Zuckerberg’s Pick Three strategy, and it’s what I tell myself whenever I feel overwhelmed with everyday life. I choose three things I want to focus on for the week. Currently, it’s family, self-care. and work. I do my best to juggle between those three things.

Have you had any mom fails lately? Tell us in a comment below!

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32 Comments

  1. Tasheena Nicole Johnson
    Tasheena Nicole Johnson

    I really enjoyed reading this post. I love your perceptive on this. Having the right mindset is so important.

  2. terristeffes

    Help, ladies. I have a housecleaner and I am now ordering my groceries on line. Get some help!

  3. Rachel

    I am going to try the pick three theory. I had been juggling way to many things this year.

  4. Rhonda Albom

    I love the idea of pick three. And it all goes so fast, I can remember when my girls were little, now they are adults, and I still get burned out.

  5. Catalina @ Sweet and Savory Meals

    I love your hacks! And making time for the essentials is the best strategy! It always work!

  6. Norma

    Great advise! It’s important to learn from our failures and mistakes. I agree that on most days, working from home is a blessing. However, there are moments when we need a breather from it all.

  7. Meagen Brosius

    Our mindset can control so much about our lives! I don’t have any kids but I see how easy it is for my mom friends to fall victim to the mom guilt that comes along with those “fails”!

  8. Kathy

    I can certainly relate to this too. I know I feel like I have some of these mom fails sometimes. I just try my best to balance it all out the best I can.

  9. Ruth I

    You are so right! I am not a mom yet, but I can’t find my balance in everything. I need to change my perspective.

  10. Lyosha Varezhkina
    Lyosha Varezhkina

    Sounds awesome! I will do my best to remember your advise when I become a mom (which I hope will happen soon)

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