When Perspective Becomes Necessary for Parental Survival


The daily grind becomes a bit overwhelming, wouldn’t you agree? Our day to day always looks so simple when you lie down and think about the coming day. You need to get the kids to school, run a few errands, work on some projects for an hour while the kids nap, and make a delicious dinner for your husband by the time he gets home. It seems so put together and easy to accomplish, until the morning comes.

When your kids wake up late, they are whiny. You forget a backpack on the way out and have to run home to get it. The kids won’t nap so you don’t get your project done, and of course your husband comes home to a messy house and something quick and easy for dinner. What happened? I know for me, the demands of our little kiddos can delay projects or lists of things to-do, or even scratch them all together. Who needs an organized hall closet anyways? (Crossed that one of last week). 

The chaos has me frustrated or overwhelmed as my list of to-dos grows, but my time is spread so thin already with the needs of the kids, the home, and work. This last week, during the midst of a crazy day, it hit me. These sweet little kids that need us all day and sometimes all night aren’t going to need us forever. They will get older, and need us less and less, and before we know it, they will be independent and moving out of our house.

I realized that it is a privilege that these beautiful children call for me when they are scared, when they need a kiss on a boo-boo, or when they are hungry. It’s truly a gift that they love me so much to come to me for every need, even the small ones.

So, mamas. I’m saying it’s all about perspective.

The next time you feel overwhelmed, or feel like screaming if you here “mommy” one more time …. remember, the days might be long, but the years? Oh, they are short. We will blink and miss these sweet “mommy, mommy, mommy” days. During the crazy days, change your perspective, and you will realize the mess is worth leaving, the work will be there when the kids go to bed, and your heart will be filled so much more when you use the time with them wisely.

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Ashley is an Arizona native and is married to her stud husband Brandon. Together they have two crazy adorable kids; Ellie and Eli. When Ashley is not chasing and cuddling her kids, or hiking mountains with her husband, she focuses on her career as a Mortgage Advisor for Pinnacle Capital Mortgage. Ashley has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing- helping a variety of businesses with graphic design, online marketing, advertising, and blogging. She is now assisting Real Estate agents with their marketing needs to help build a relationship with them and grow her mortgage business. Ashley’s favorite way to relax is with a glass of wine, a good book, and a bubble bath. She enjoys family walks with her 2 Rottweiler’s, watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette, and really good Mexican food. If you are interested in learning about real estate, lending, and financial tips, be sure to follow her business blog.


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