To the Mom Who Can’t Find Time to Scrapbook,

I see you getting up early to make sure everyone gets out the door in one piece, calling coffee your first meal of the day.

I see you with the baskets of laundry to fold, feeling half-accomplished that you got it washed, yet frustrated by all those wrinkles.

I see you patiently tucking in your little one and her stuffed animals, staying longer than you’d like because she wants you to.

As you close her door ever-so-quietly, I see you briefly glance towards your craft room and wish you had the energy to go in.

This season of life is full, there is no doubt. Your energy is invested in raising your family and there seems to be not much left for you.

This season of life is full, there is no doubt. Your energy is invested in raising your family and there seems to be not much left for you.

You wouldn’t change a thing, yet you long to feel more nourished, more inspired.

You recognize the incredible village you have, yet you’re a little embarrassed that life still feels a bit lonely.

I see your pride with each photo taken.

I see you sharing your heart on Facebook.

I see you celebrating everyday life on Instagram.

I see you scheming and dreaming on Pinterest.

I see your eagerness each time you sign up for a class.

I see your joy for crafting as you purchase new supplies.

Yet, I don’t see you creating very much.

To the Mom Who Can't Find Time to Scrapbook

When you have the time, you’re too tired or too frustrated.

When you have the inspiration, you’re “supposed” to be doing something else.

I see you running yourself ragged, taking care of everything and everyone but you.

But, this isn’t a surprise. You know you’re supposed to be taking care of yourself.

I see you reading articles about morning routines.

I see you trying the Whole30.

I see you going to bed earlier.

You’re on the cusp. You’re ready.

You’re ready to feel in control, full of energy for doing more than just getting by.

You’re ready to stop feeling guilty about spending time scrapbooking.

You’re ready to fill your well by confidently creating more.

You’re ready to make new friends who know your real-life struggles and share your biggest dreams.

You’re ready to accept permission to take time for you, because I know it makes you a better mom for me.

Love,

Your Little One