I am not the mama I want to be today....

We all have those day right?  (PLEASE tell me I'm right).  Those days when everything that can go wrong just does and no matter how many times you count to ten, your patience is run out.  I have had a few of those days lately, not something I am proud of, but you know what, something I am strong enough to admit. Fall is one of those seasons that I have a love/hate relationship with.

I LOVE the changing leaves, the crispness in the air and the colors that go with Fall (I am a green, brown, orange kind of gal).  But I HATE the shorter days, and less and less sun.  And if you have been in Alberta this summer, we have not had a whole lot of sun to begin with!  I think I might suffer from a touch of seasonal affective disorder and every late September and October I feel like LIFE in general sometimes gets the best of me.

So, yeah, I've been yelling at my kids more than I want to, swearing more than I usually do and just generally not being the mama that I want to be or know that I am.  It becomes even more important during these times for me to make sure that I am taking time for me, and doing all that I can to ensure that I don't let myself get overwhelmed with being a mom, a wife, a business owner, a chef, a chauffeur, a laundress, etc......

I must remember to breath, to know when Mama needs a time out (which is often the case) and know that a bad day is just that, one DAY and tomorrow is another day and hopefully a much better one at that.

How about you Mamas, how do you handle your less than stellar days as a parent?  Really, any tips will be greatly appreciated and likely put to the test!

Just Breathe, Natasha~