"If you want to make an omelette, you're going to have to break a few eggs."In addition to being literally true, it's a good reminder for activist moms like me who are juggling other roles like "mommy" and "wife."
|A work in progress|
This used to depress me...until I started paying attention to what was happening to other moms around me and realized I wasn't alone. I started hearing more and more stories like mine, especially from mothers who were still navigating careers along with motherhood. Many of them aren't advocates, but a lot of us are thinking the same thing anyway about our multiple-identity lives.
"Being the best employee, the best wife, the best mom, the best friend...it's all too much to keep up with all the time. To try to do all of that stresses out the kids and the spouse as well as the mom."
These may not be examples of the calmest
ducks, but they're cute!
"Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like the dickens underneath!"
|Voila! A delicious masterpiece!|
I don't think there's ever any mom that ever has everything totally under control. But I do think the thing that keeps me moving forward is to keep my eye on the goal. Some balls may be dropped. Some eggs may be broken both literally and figuratively. But for the most part, my family is able to bounce back from my missteps as long as everyone is communicating and trying to be as kind to each other as we can be...and together we are saving lives and ending poverty. A beautiful omelette, indeed!