Over the last month, I have really been thinking about my job. You see I work full time as a mommy, mother, mom, mama, oh and don’t forget… wife. I wish I didn’t have to label it a job, but it is. We all have moments in our jobs that we enjoy and some we don’t. That is how motherhood is for me.
I don’t enjoy crumbs. Anything to do with them, but that comes with motherhood.
I do enjoy hugs and kisses…and laughter… and giggles… and smiles… and the words, “I love you mommy.”
I don’t like treating motherhood like a job, but sometimes it is necessary to think of it as one.
Any successful business has a plan, goals, and ideas.
In that regard, I am treating motherhood like a job.
I recently read in a book about the importance to have a plan.
Now, every Sunday, I sit down and formulate my plan.
What will we do this week?(with the kids and with Jonathan)
Are there any big projects we need to complete?
Where do we have to go?
Is there anywhere we want to go?
What will we eat?
What can I do in my mothering to be better? ie: Isaac’s tantrums and how I handle them
What do I need to accomplish this week?
Who will I serve this week?
What will I do for myself?
It takes me about 30 minutes. I have been doing this once my kids are in bed. I may even lock myself in my room for 30 minutes each Sunday.
I find having my plan written down, helps me to put the plan in action.
I use this board to write my final plan on. Then it is in plan sight. I cross things off once I have finished them.
I must say that our weeks are going much smoother now that I know what my expectations and responsibilities are. I have a better handle on the type of mother I want to be. I feel successful at my job.
Isn’t that what we all want?
It is nice to feel success.
It is even nicer to know that I am trying my hardest at the most important job in the world: Motherhood.