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How I juggle being a wife/mom/teacher/blogger!

Y’all being a blogger is not easy. People do it for different reasons. I did not start blogging over 2 years ago to make money. I started a blog to record various milestones, struggles, and joys of being a mother. I wasn’t really aware of the community I would gain from blogging. I also was not aware of the opportunities that would come my way.

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I have met some pretty amazing ladies on this journey. I have given and received insight from numerous people! Blogging is a full time job that some can only give 5 hours a week or 40+ hours. It’s all about how much work you put into it. How hard you hustle. How bad do you want to impact others. I wear a lot of hats in my household. My first priority is being a follower of Jesus, then I am am a wife, mother, 1st grade teacher, and then a mommy blogger.

I strive to post 1-2x a week. Sometimes it’s only once. I really want to aim for 3-4x a week this Summer. I don’t want my children to see my constantly on the phone catching up on emails or responding to social media comments so I try and do that when they are not around. Yes I might be longer in the bathroom or I might spend 5-10 extra minutes putting my laundry away in the closet. I really try and utilize every minute of my day.

Now that summer is here I am able to get a ton more done with my blog. When I am teaching full time I catch up on social media and write blog posts while I am eating lunch!  That’s how I multitask . I also make sure my lesson plans are ready for the next day .

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summer wear, gladiator sandals, statement necklace

summer wear, gladiator sandals, statement necklace

summer wear, gladiator sandals, statement necklace

I do stay up late and respond to Instagram comments, pin others images on Pinterest, tweet about my friend’s blog posts, show love on my friend’s Intagram accounts, respond to emails, and construct my blog posts for that week.

I do not wake up early before my kids and get work done. I love to sleep. 🙂

 I also get work done while my kids are napping. I do household items while my kids are awake and we make it a game. We all pitch in.

One thing that I am not good at is cooking. That is an area I really need to work on. I have no desire to cook. I would rather order a pizza or pick up Chick-Fil-A. I pin some amazing, easy recipes and then never get around to making them. Cooking definitely comes last on the priority list and it shouldn’t.

Another thing I am not good at is working out consistently. This is actually a huge struggle of mine. I want to work out. I choose to put other things first therefore working out and getting in shape suffer.

I  owe everything to the Lord. He has given me the time and resources to get everything down. The dishes may have to wait until the blog post is up. One thing that will never wait is time with my children.

I am becoming more and more aware of my screen time and try my hardest to  make every moment count with them.

That blog post can wait, my children will not. I want to make it really clear that I am blessed to be a blessing and feel very strongly about my roles. Christ is the reason  I live and breathe and I strive to spread the gospel to anyone willing to hear it. I feel like He has given me an amazing platform and I will always use social media to spread the l o v e He has for His people.

Being true to yourself and your calling will get you far. Building genuine relationships is key. Being vulnerable is powerful. Being Y O U is a beautiful thing. If you are a blogger I commend you. It is not easy. Time, money, sweat, tears, and laughter go into writing a post. We are sharing our hearts here. I pray that one person would feel loved after reading my posts.

Thank  YOU for taking the time to read why I blog and how I juggle it all.

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51 Comments

  • Reply
    Caroline harries
    June 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I love how you state your priorities!! So many more important things than the blog world even though it’s so easy to let it take over all the time!

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    Sarah @ SUGAR MAPLE notes
    June 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I loved reading this because I just kept saying, “yep, me too” to most of it! Juggling family, work and blogging is a challenge but fitting it all in here or there when you can works. I try to blog 1-3 times per week. Last week it was three and it felt so good! I love your honesty about the things that suffer because no one can keep up and be great at everything! My workouts struggle too. I’m with you mama!

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    Linley
    June 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Loved reading this! It definitely made me smile when I read the part about taking longer in the bathroom or putting away laundry – I can totally relate! I don’t think people who don’t blog realize the amount of work that goes into it. It can be a huge undertaking and I worry sometimes about the amount of time spent on my phone, but I’m glad to hear someone else makes the dishes wait sometimes. Thanks so much for sharing this! 🙂

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    Rhonda Swan
    June 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Keep up the great work momma. Love the blog. Don’t forget to live unstoppable!

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    Jenn
    June 27, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you for putting this out there because I can totally relate. It makes me feel so much better knowing that other bloggers out there have the same struggle. I also appreciate that you talked about being on the phone. I always worry about how much time on technology blogging requires and work so hard to be sure my kids aren’t seeing me constantly looking at a screen, but rather at them making the most of their childhood!

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    Shann
    June 27, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    It’s definitely hard to juggle it all. I stay at home with my boys, and it’s hard to find the time to do anything sometimes. Laundry, dishes, cleaning, and just taking care of them all has to come before the blog. I’m hoping once they get a little older, it will get a little easier to find some time. Sounds like you’ve got your priorities in a great space.

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    Megan
    June 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Screen time is always hard with little ones. I try to work at night, and thank goodness my husband is so patient with me. It can get tricky getting everything done in just a few hours a day. You are doing an amazing job though. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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    Dylan Cutler
    June 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how we not only manage but THRIVE while juggling so many commitments! I enjoyed your honesty about your bathroom breaks 😉 I personally use my hour commute to work to get my social media done, write ideas for posts, etc.

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    Abbie
    June 27, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Love this. I’ve been so aware of my screen time lately and I absolutely agree. It can wait. My kids can’t. Love your priorities, your energy and your transparency. Rock on, gorgeous!

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    Kiara Catanzaro
    June 28, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Lovely post! I can’t imagine juggling all of that. Although I work full time, blog and have responsibilities–I don’t have children to worry about in the mix. My only priority is my boyfriend, but he can be a handful! 😉 haha

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    Patricia
    June 28, 2016 at 4:47 am

    I related to this is so many ways! Jesus and family will always be the priority even I’m with you in the disdain for cooking too. 😉

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    Terryn
    June 28, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Beautiful. My faith comes first also, and my family. I have 6 kids and homeschool and actually help others with their fitness. It is a juggling act for sure! I try to get my workout in while the kids eat breakfast and work my business while they rest in the afternoon or before they get up in the morning.

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    Chanel van Reenen
    June 28, 2016 at 5:27 am

    you are the best and are seriously superwoman! i loved reading about your day. keep up the amazing work. xoxoxo

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    Marette @ Floradise
    June 28, 2016 at 6:19 am

    I love the idea of making cleaning a game! You are amazing for doing so much!

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    Alexis Luu
    June 28, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Love the fact that you make the most out of your time. Seriously superwoman! Love the part about being true to yourself. 🙂

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    Tawni
    June 28, 2016 at 7:34 am

    THIS IS MY LIFE. Thanks for writing about this — sometimes it feels like I’m the only one out there who’s “juggling it all,” even though I know I’m not alone. It’s so good to read posts like this from other women who aren’t going to try to pretend to have it all together. 😉

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    Laura
    June 28, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Thank you for sharing how you juggle it all. It definitely isn’t easy to be a blogger then add on another job and a family and it can be down right hard to find time to juggle it all. It’s great that you remember your priorities and also set your goals. You’re doing a great job!
    xo, Laura

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    Cait
    June 28, 2016 at 8:04 am

    this is so true and i def do the same. I’m also a wife, career woman, Mom and blogger too. It can be really hard to juggle it all and I don’t want my daughter either to see me always on the computer so I wait until she goes to sleep. After all, my time with her is precious too and I dont want to miss out.

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    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    June 28, 2016 at 8:19 am

    It’s definitely tough sometimes! I’m married (no kids yet), I work, I blog, I do community theater (big time commitment), and I run and just started training for a marathon. There are some days where I don’t know how I function haha. I squeeze in blogging stuff on my work breaks, late at night, and on weekends.

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    Kristin
    June 28, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I love reading how other mom’s do it! I had a hard time trying to balance sleep, work and blogging and finally am finding my routine. I love the honesty here, especially when it comes to loving sleep 🙂

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    Summer
    June 28, 2016 at 11:07 am

    This is such a good post!! In my head I feel like I can make it work and schedule it out, but I always somehow don’t have the time. But spending an extra 5 minutes in the bathroom is what I will be doing now! Haha great post!

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    Samantha @ Momma Wants Java
    June 28, 2016 at 11:56 am

    This is fantastic! I hate catching up on social media when I’m with the kids, so I love your advice for taking a long time in the bathroom and putting away the laundry! 🙂

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    Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace
    June 28, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Girl I am with you on the cooking. I love to bake but never cook. Luckily my hubby does. Finding a balance is hard but you have your priorities in order and that’s what is most important.

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    Susannah
    June 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    <3 Your priorities seem to be spot on, girlie!!! You're superwoman!

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    JeeYoung
    June 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing!! I am in the same boat of working at home full-time and trying to balance raising two littles while blogging part time! My gym game has definitely suffered… but, I feel more balanced in other areas!

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    Jenny
    June 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Love this! I don’t have kids yet but I too have a fulltime job and also grad school so the blog is definitely not always my priority.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    Georgiana
    June 29, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for giving us some insight into how you make it all happen! You definitely have a lot of plates to spin 😀 Sounds like you have the right priorities, though, and that always helps to keep balance and perspective.

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    Justine Y @ Little Dove
    June 29, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Yes to the nap time hustle! Thank goodness for naps, huh? It’s so hard to balance everything. In fact, I’m recently made the decision to go from three posts a week to two. I fought it for so long but ultimately I’m like, I need to try this and see if it makes things more manageable. Because like you said, I don’t want my kids to constantly see me at the computer or on my phone.

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    Gina Leslie
    June 29, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I love how you prioritize & put your family in first place. Great ideas on how to better time manage blogging as well. Thank you for posting.

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    Julie
    June 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    It sounds like you do a great job putting your priorities first, faith and family. I admire that.

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    Jessica Liv
    June 29, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Beautifully said. Blogging is a lot of work as I’m learning. Priorities are important! Love how real you are!
    Xo!

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    Tameka Wells
    June 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Girl I totally understand where your coming from. I just posted a snapchat today about this very subject. As a mom you already were so many hats. As a mother of two little ones it really is hard to juggle everything at times. But blogging is like my therapy and I refuse to give it up.

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    Kierra
    June 29, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    The hustle is so real and I only have to juggle work, working out, and the blog. Thanks for sharing more about the life of juggling it all 🙂

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    Heather
    June 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I HATE cooking too! I’d much rather go out to eat because I’m usually tired after work, or that I feel that I’d end up spending basically the same amount of money (maybe more) on ingredients, as I would going out to eat.

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    Theresa
    June 30, 2016 at 5:43 am

    I’m in the same position! A Catholic school teacher, mom of two kids under age 7, and the owner of a blog I’d love to spend more time building. Thank goodness for summer. I’d also like to spend more time working out, but it’s so hard with kids! Let me know if you get some inspiration in that area, and maybe it’ll motivate me. 🙂

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    Lindsay
    June 30, 2016 at 6:29 am

    We wear all the same hats – I am also a blogger, mom, teacher, and freelance writer, and yes, it’s sometimes hard to make time for it all, but it somehow always works out. I want to be better about consistently working out, which I have started back this week. That’s something that was always a given before my baby and I want to bring that back : )

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    Darryon
    June 30, 2016 at 7:48 am

    This is very helpful! I try to do the screen time away from my son also, I don’t want him to think my phone comes first. I have been trying to get my workout done with my son, I hold him while I do squats. It’s a hard workout for me, and he thinks it’s hilarious!

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    Alice
    June 30, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Such an inspiring post! I’m about to join the “mom club” / full time job / blogger club! This was such a good read to prep for that!!

    xoxo
    Alice

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    Laura Kathleen
    June 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Juggling everything certainly is difficult! I have a really demanding job with lots of travel and work networking events, plus I try and make time for my boyfriend, friends, and family. It’s certainly not easy but so rewarding! At least you will now have so much more time this summer for your family AND blog! Also, I love sleeping as well 😛

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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    Gina
    June 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Love this and can relate !

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    Erin | A Welder's Wife
    June 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I am sort of in the same boat. I have a lot of responsibility with our small farm on top of having a full time job and going back to school. However, I love writing for my blog, so I squeeze time in here and there.

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    Michelle Heath
    June 30, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    You rock all the shoes that you fill and your honesty about it all is inspiring. I’m glad I’m not the only one who takes what little spare time I have and devotes it to a blog! It’s not easy but I’ll look back and know I loved doing all of it.

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    Annie
    June 30, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Wow you’re amazing! Good for you 🙂 I’m a teacher by day and blogger by night and can’t imagine what it will be like when I have a husband/family. Great post!

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    Krista Dial
    June 30, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    We don’t have kids…but plan to in the near future…even without kids it can be difficult to juggle everything! Work, family, side business, blogging…I SO admire my mom friends who juggle it all and make it look truly effortless. Thanks for sharing your insight, friend. 🙂

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    Jessica
    July 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Mama- You are amazing!! I don’t know how you do it lady.

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    D'Marie
    July 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    What a lovely women! A wonderful Mom.
    Enjoying your posts.

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    Melanie
    July 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Great post. I can’t imagine blogging and having kids. I struggle enough with posting 5 days a week and having a full time job. You’re super woman 😉

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      Brittany Ashmore
      July 2, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you so so much!!!! I really appreciate your kind words!

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    Catherine | Fit Armadillo
    July 4, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Such a wonderful post! I work with a lot of moms and moms-to-be and will definitely share it with them 🙂

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    Claire
    July 4, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    You’re a rock star Brittany!! I’m really trying to be on the phone and computer less so that my kids don’t remember me that way but struggling so hard!

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