Over the past few years, this is the most common answer I get when I ask “How are you?”
Gone are the days when a vague “fine” would suffice. Everyone wants to feel needed, important, and mostly validated in their time use. Enter “BUSY” – a way to discreetly pat ourselves one the back about how we are managing to juggle it all. No it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, as long as you’re busy, you’ll fit right in!
Don’t worry, I know that life IS busy. Being a parent is even busier! There is laundry to do, mouths to feed, a house to clean, adventures to be had, characters to mold, schools to help at, church activities, and don’t even get me started on that coveted alone time. Trust me, I totally get it. But how out of control have things gotten?
ABOUT JESSICA: Jessica is an adventurous mom of almost 4. She and her family enjoy hiking, camping, rafting, skiing and biking together. Unwilling to give up an adventurous lifestyle because their family had children, she and her husband started taking their children on adventures with them. They blog over at bring-the-kids.com where their motto is “Proving that your outdoor adventures don’t end when you have kids”
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Graphic by: Michelle Lewsen