I realized that I was stretched too thin when I showed up for Maddy’s orthodontist appointment a week early.
I realized that I was stretched too thin when I almost cried at elementary school drop-off because the other drivers weren’t following the rules.
I realized that I was stretched too thin when I stopped reading in the evenings because the minute I sat down, I fell asleep.
I realized that I was stretched too thin when I double-booked myself for work calls three days in a row.
I realized that I was stretched too thin when I accidentally tweeted from my kids’ elementary school twitter account instead of my own.
I realized that I was stretched too thin when I stopped exercising–which I loved and knew kept my body and mind healthy.
I realized that I was stretched too thin when I no longer did the things that I once brought me–or my kids–joy.
Believe me, friends: I am by no means in a perfect spot now, but I’m doing better.
But it’s hard.
How are you managing with work, family, and self care? Do you ever feel stretched too thin?
If so, I have a bit of a lifeline for you.
My friend Jessica Turner, a full-time marketing professional (translation: she has a 40-hour a week j-o-b on top of everything else she does), author, speaker, blogger, and mom of three young children, recently created Stretched Too Thin: A 10-Day Course to Overcoming the Hustle and Thriving as a Working Mom.
This course will not eat up hours of time that you don’t have; rather, it will provide you with quick bits of meaningful tips and tricks and strategies such as goal setting, time tracking, work boundaries, marriage, parenting, homemaking, friendship and the importance of self-care to help you thrive as a working mom.
In Stretched Too Thin, you’ll get instant access to the online video series, a supportive online community of working moms on the same journey (private Facebook group), and a bonus resource library that will help you dive deeper into the topics we cover in the course.
All of the videos are really short but full of tips you can immediately put to use and apply to your own life — even if you have a busy schedule.
In a survey conducted by Jessica in summer 2016, more than 2,000 women shared their most common struggles. This data shows that working moms are struggling in the following areas:
- Home management (80%)
- Self-care (78%)
- Marriage (65%)
- Friendship (55%)
- Family commitments (35%)
- Leaving work at work (35%)
All of these areas are addressed in Stretched Too Thin.
Stretched Too Thin will only be open for enrollment October 10-17, 2016. It will not be open again until an undetermined date in 2017. The course is affordably priced at $39 and includes more than $200 in bonus materials. The bonus materials also support busy moms in the areas they’ve said time and time again that they often struggle.
- Cozy Minimalist Mom course – value $39
- Grove Collaborative Method product bundle – value $30
- One Bite at a Time ebook – value $8
- How to Create Fruitful Friendships ebook – value $8
- Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World video series – value $20
- Make-Ahead Meal Plan – value $29
- 5 Days to a Better Morning ebook – value $8
- (in)courage Motherhood ebook – value $8
- Planner Bootcamp course – value $39
- Staying Rooted in Community: (in)courage video – value $12
You may think it odd that I’m sharing info about a video series for working moms on this blog, which for the last eight years has been focused on providing parents with the tools and resources they need to be the best teachers they can be for their children, right?
But think of it this way: if we’re not thriving ourselves, then how on earth can we go that extra mile for our kids? How can we be the best teachers we can be for our kids if we’re not taking care of ourselves? We can’t.
So check it out.
And really, let me know what you think.
fyi: I am sharing this information because I really, truly believe in it, and I think it will help a ton of people. That’s it. As is true for everything I put on this site, I 110% believe in it and am thrilled to share.