There is not enough time in the day. It is frustrating because there are many things I’d like to do, for myself, for my husband, for my kids, for my family, yet I consistently fall short because I cannot find the time. I think about all of the things that I’d like to do for people, and I barely have time to take care of myself and my family, let alone find time to be the person I’d like to be for my network of friends and family.

The morning routine feels like an entire day’s worth of activity; make coffee, load the dishwasher, throw in a load of laundry, workout (if there is time), feed the kids breakfast, make lunch, shower (if there is time), get the kids dressed, do Evie’s hair, change a diaper, sometimes two diaper changes if Spence decides to poop in his freshly changed diaper, which is a common trend, feed Izzy, let Izzy out, eat breakfast (maybe), blow-dry my hair (sometimes), brush teeth, deodorant (if I remember). Believe it or not, I could keep going. The amount of activity crammed into the morning routine is uncanny.

The biggest problem I have with this time issue is that I feel rushed, and that is a killjoy. I’m going through the motions to keep everyone moving in the right direction, but I am lost. I have not figured out how to effectively manage my time to wholeheartedly enjoy my days. I try. Don’t get me wrong, I do relish many moments with my loved ones, but, I could do a better job–if I had the time.