Notes from the Anook Community - Allie

Motherhood is a transformative journey, filled with moments of immense joy, profound love, and unexpected challenges. It is a role that encompasses boundless strength, unwavering dedication, and an indescribable bond with a child. Each woman's path to motherhood is unique, and every story is worth celebrating.

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Forget hot girl summer. It's "full time working and stay at home mom summer" over at my house and I am not sure I'm fully here for it. On the last day of school, our childcare that we had been relying on for the last two years abruptly ended, and finding a nanny in the middle of summer has proven to be a challenge. Working full time from home, while two kids are running around has been a gong show to say the least. I always try to look at these things like everything happens for a reason, but this is hard stuff. So after a panic attack or two, I've accepted the current reality and have tried to move into this phase with ease. My husband and I are taking turns working and parenting. And while my growing desire to work less and mom more has been forced upon me quicker than anticipated, I am actually starting to love it. I am canceling so many plans and meetings, and my body seems happier than it has been in months. My business mentor said it so poignantly last week, as entrepreneurs we are constantly juggling, but we have to decide which of the balls we are juggling are glass and cannot fall, and which ones are more like rubber and can drop and bounce around. My family and our health are my two glass balls and this summer is all about keeping them safe and in my arms. So I will be leaning into this chaos a little more and majorly time blocking my days. I may add a few more gray hairs to the mix, but this is precious time I will never get back and as I remind my kids, "we can do hard things!"

Xo, Allie