This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RedEnvelope.
Being a mom is no easy task, but sometimes it can be flat out craziness. I am often asked how I manage to run multiple full time business and still have time to keep house, drive kids around town and not look like I have just rolled out of bed. My answer is always, "I don't!" I am not that super mom that wakes up at 5am, cleans the house, does laundry, runs the kids around to every.single.event. and then rushes home to make dinner and do homework. I do the very best I can every day and that is what I work towards. I have worked since I was 16 years old and before getting married being a single mom did not afford me the time to be home with my kids because I had to make a living. After getting married I realized that I had lost sight of the most important thing in my life....spending time with my family.
Now that I work for myself I have the opportunity to stop what I am doing and play with my kids when they call for me. I can pause my day to enjoy those little moments when my son wants to show me the bow and arrow he made using a popsicle stick and rubber band, or the origami shirt he made by watching a youtube video. When my daughters want to go shopping or grab lunch I can stop what I am doing to enjoy them and then I go back to work.
The thing about my schedule is that it would not be possible without the AMAZING support my family gives me. My older kids help with my younger kids. My eldest (20 years old) drives my kids to and from when I need her to, my 16 year old is a great sitter and the hubby is an incredible help with the house, errands, cooking, building, photography, filming and honestly, anything I need he is one step ahead of me.
In between blogging, designing and business meetings, we do groceries, do dishes or fold laundry, and if we don't get it done guess what...who cares? We'll just do it the next day. I used to freak out when everything wasn't exactly as I needed it to be and honestly, I still get bent out of shape if the house is not clean and everything is in it's place, but I have managed to control the anxiety that comes with that for me, and to relax! I don't always succeed, but I do try not to let my craziness spill over onto my family, LOL!
What do the mom's in your life deserve for Mother's Day? I know that my mom is pretty easy to shop for, but for many of you, trying to decide on the perfect gift can be trying. So, if you need some help this year, there are many great options on RedEnvelope and with the amazing wrap and ship they offer, it's even easier to send, that special mom in your life, a really great gift.
I am definitely an on-the-go-mom who tries to juggle as much as possible, as best as possible, but am perfectly happy if ticking off one item on the to do list is all I was able to manage that day. What type of mom are you? Do you think your family knows what YOU want for Mother's Day? If you are not sure or maybe need a little help buying for a mom in your life, or even yourself, take the "What Type of Mom Are You?" quiz on RedEnvelope, or check out the amazing gift ideas being pinned to the RedEnvelope, Mother's Day inspired, Pinterest board.
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The giveaway ends on May 7, 2014 at 11:59pm PT. Three winners (from all 20 participating giveaways) will be chosen to receive a $500 RedEnvelope gift card. Winners are selected by RedEnvelope.
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RedEnvelope Picnic Backpack. It's the CUTEST, and I promise to share pics of it in use soon.