Balancing everything at once - motherhood, relationships, personal

Before becoming a parent, I knew it was going to be a difficult job. From looking after a new human to 
trying to maintain your sanity I knew it wasn't going to be easy. But as someones who strives of having a 
routine, I thought that five months in I would have one for myself by now. Codey has his routine and that 
is stuck to 99% of the time, which is beneficial in so many ways. Whether it's because my mental health 
has took a big hit or it's finding time for everything, I feel like I'm slacking in so many areas of my life. 

My journey into motherhood wasn't exactly what I had planned. 5 weeks spent in the hospital, trying to 
stay as positive as I can, but also feeling like I was chucked in at the deep end. We are still battling with 
things in regards to Codey, such as his dairy intolerance and acid reflux which then causes other issues 
such as severe vomiting and constipation, mixed with the normal challenges of having a baby. It took a 
while to get Codey into an established routine but now it has it makes the first part of the morning and 
last part of the evenings a lot easier. 

Although I know that come 7.30/8 Codey will be asleep for the night, I then find myself questioning what 
to do with that time to myself, even though I spend the day wanting just 5 minutes. As I solo partner 5 
days a week most of that time I rush around, making sure the house is clean, his bottles are washed and 
then have something to eat. Having a bubble bath hasn't happened since February, can't remember the last 
time I did a proper skincare routine and blogging, which I love, has taken a huge hit. 

Becoming a mom has been the most rewarding job I've ever done. Watching him grow everyday, learn 
new skills and hit new milestones is incredible. But balancing that, blogging, keeping the house afloat, 
trying to make sure that I still do basic things for myself like shower and eat, keeping relationships with 
people alive still is all so challenging. All of this has made me realise that we all need to cut parents but 
especially stay at home parents some slack. We are just simply trying our best. 

I'm a very open person, both online and in real life, but in no way do I want to seem like I'm complaining 
about the life that I have. I have what I've always wanted and I'm so very fortunate to have that as I never 
believed I would. However that doesn't take away from the fact that balancing everything at once is hard.



  1. It's so hard being a parent, there's just so much to do and they can be so unpredictable!

    Corinne x

    1. Everyday is different and as someone who likes to plan, it can be hard x

  2. I can imagine becoming a parent is such a big change and there is a lot to get used to; it sounds like you are doing amazing and figuring things out that work best for you (which I imagine many people do too). Thanks for sharing your experiences here.

  3. Thanks for sharing such an open post. Don't worry about sounding like you're complaining, it's clear you're just being real & honest. It's refreshing to read 😊

    Rachel |

    1. Thank you! Although I'm so happy to be a mom and wouldn't change it, I still want to be open and honest as it's not an easy job to do x

  4. I cannot even begin to imagine how hard it is to find the balancing act when it comes to motherhood! x

    Lucy Mary

    1. I give my hats of to any and everyone who does it! x

  5. The juggle is real isn't it! Even now, 17 months in, it can be tough for me to balance it all but I find myself at the bottom of the list a lot which can be really tough!

    1. Think as mothers we put a lot of extra pressure on ourselves, which makes everything harder! It's very difficult but all worth it x

  6. As a work from home mum, it's a nightmare balancing everything including parenting and still finding the time to have a life!

    1. I can't imagine how difficult it is working from home and balancing it all! Smashing it though x

  7. It's the hardest thing to do! I don't think we'll ever find the right balance. especially considering kids are so unpredictable. A lot of my day feels like a sacrifice, but having an older one I know it gets easier - Harder in some ways, but easier in terms of independence etc.


    1. Definitely agree with you! Even as they get older there's always a sacrifice to be made and challenges to face x