Does this sound familiar? You have a late meeting to attend, it’s been three weeks since you’ve been to the gym, and the laundry needs to get done or your 4-year-old will be wearing a dirty shirt to daycare. Most days, it feels like there’s just not enough time in the day to sit down and write out your To Do List much less complete anything on that list.
I started this blog in order to share ideas with other working moms on how to find balance in life. How do you get in those workouts while still managing to sleep at least 6 hours a night (because realistically, who’s going to sleep the recommended 7-8 hours)? What’s an efficient way to create a budget and track your expenses against that budget? Who hasn’t had to make the choice between spending more time in a dressing room with a fussy baby or finding the perfect pair of jeans when you could just buy the first pair the zips all the way?
I want this blog to be a resource for women that don’t have enough time and are having to make choices every day as to what they are going to get done. I want us to share ideas for how to live a balanced life. This includes time-saving tips and ideas for how to plan everything from budgets to meals, to the endless activities of our lives. The blog is called Molly’s Pitcher because there is always something different in the mix to discuss. I look forward to sharing with you.
Having grown up in a small town in Ohio, I had two goals in mind: get into a good college and get a job where I would have financial security. All of the big decisions I made were so that I could achieve these goals. I earned my bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. As I started working in the “Real World” my goals became more oriented towards my job title. I was continuously trying to improve my title and the amount of responsibility I had.
Over the past couple of years, I have added into to this mix a baby and a one hour commute each way to my job. My eyes have been opened to the insanity that is rush hour traffic near an enormous city. Now I spend a lot of time in the car thinking up things to put on my To Do List or wishing I could spend the wasted time in the car on something more productive. Since my life has gotten so much busier, I’ve had to find ways to prioritize and delegate the necessary things that need to get done and to ignore the unnecessary tasks. My amazing husband, awe-inspiring daughter, rambunctious dog, and I live pretty far away from our families and do not have that “Village” to help us raise our daughter and we have to get creative to cover schedules, activities, and household tasks.
When I’m not playing with my daughter, planning meals, doing housework, or dreaming of being thinner, you’ll find me reading one of the few books I have in-process at any given time. I seem to always be able to make time for books.
Welcome to Molly’s Pitcher! Grab a glass and find out what’s in my pitcher now.