Most of you know that I have six kiddos, all seven and under, with the closest two in age (besides my twins’ 2 minutes) being only 19 months apart.
People (maybe even you) think I’m crazy and wonder how I stay sane. First of all, I love being a mom to so many little ones, and what I do day in and day out seems so natural to me. I try not to dwell on all I have to do, but lean on the Lord’s strength to get me through the day. It’s when I think too much about all I need to take care of, and feel like I have to do it all alone, that I tend to feel overwhelmed.
For some moms of many, the key to staying sane is all about organization and routine. For me going with the flow works best. By this I mean if Baby is tired before his “naptime” at 1pm, I put him down for a nap. If my kiddos aren’t hungry for lunch until 2pm, I wait to feed them. We’re also not the type of parents to let the fact that our kiddos “have to go to bed at 8pm” hinder us from going places and having people over… If they go to bed at 9pm, they’ll be okay. It’s really quite liberating!
I have days when I feel like I can’t do it, and will go insane. It’s on those days that I have to remind myself to lean on the Lord’s strength, because mine just isn’t good enough.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” -Phil. 4:13