My home life like many others comes with ups and downs! At times it can be emotionally, physically and mentally draining. Everything comes with a price and having children has to be the most difficult yet most rewarding thing that has ever happened to me. Of course there are days that I love and are filled with happiness, but yet those days where everything is so hard and feeling low and really draining. At the end of each day I'm still so lucky to have them around and be in the place that I am at in my life. One day I will look back and be so grateful that I had these days, whether it be hard or easy.
Keeping on top of things and keeping the house in tip top space can be challenging at times. I've managed to get together routine's. Cleaning routine, daily rota (set times of things), my own routine. With these being in place it helps to keep on top on things and helps for me to spend time with my children and not feel guilty for running late, cleaning, washing, cooking etc... to much and not having that one on one time with them. I don't want to be running off my feet just to make everything perfect everyday. Little things like the pots can wait while I play with them as I can do the cleaning on the set day that I've planned when they are at nursery, napping or even at night.
My partner works and I'm the 'full time, stay at home mum' who has to make sure to keep on top of things so my partner can help if need be when he finishes work, to tuck the kids in perhaps. I like him to help out but then I don't want him doing to much as yes, he may moan about it but with the field that he is in working on site's he deals with all types of weathers and heavy lifting etc... so its not exactly the 'regular job' that 'normal' people may have.
I try to make my house full of happiness and of course that isn't always possible, has I do have my bad days with PND. I try and make the most of things and stay positive as I can, life can be stressful all together with children or not, so sometimes it might be difficult to do but you have to try your hardest, especially with having three young children running around. Lately I have been wanting an inspiring/ motivational phrase or quote that I can look at and keep me in those high spirits as much as I possibly can.