I am learning quickly that a vital tool in the toolbox of motherhood is margin.
This magnet repels against my personality, fighting to latch on.
There is no way to schedule upset tummies, growth spurts, extra baths…etc.
Yet, you can schedule margin.
Having margin allows for the bumps in the road instead of being so pressed against a deadline you are praying they sleep all day
Having margin allows for extra cuddle and play time when there are no bumps
Having margin allows for peace.
I’m working hard to retrain my hardwired, push the deadline brain to schedule margin, even if it takes a reminder on my to-do list