Something i have been thinking a lot about lately is much life feels like a juggling act.
trying to meet everyones needs can be hella exhausting. the kids my partners and mine.
sometimes something has to give and generally its me and i snap.
at the moment my youngest has just started school and he is really struggling so i am trying to ensure he gets time with me as well as time to chat about school and be supported as well as met his emotional needs which are insane at the moment and very challenging.
my oldest is begining to turn into a teenager, stroppy, bossy, nothing makes her happy at times. so i try to make sure we chat daily about things for her and her needs as well as manage her moods and reactions.
my middle child is clearly feeling the pressure of being a middle child and is struggling, so i try to ensure she gets time.
then there is my step children who both have different needs and are still adjusting to living here it seems (its been 2 years)
i try my hardest to be a kind, responsive and loving step mum and not like my step parents that in itself is so hard at times.
as parents we put so much pressure on ourselves to be everything and i think more needs to be said about that
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