Checking in With the Sisters – When You’ve Hit a Wall

by Lolli

Lolli here…

Some days I feel like the summer has flown past, with hardly enough time to enjoy the break from school and rigid schedules. Other days I feel like the summer has dragged on and on and I can’t wait for the kids to head back to school. The past few days? All I’ve wanted to do was snuggle up with a book and forget about everything – work, cleaning, cooking…and, I hate to admit it – showering. Let’s just say this post by Barbie on 5 Minutes for Faith resonated with me, and I loved the 5 tips she shared at the end.

When You’ve Hit a Wall

Summer is just about over and the kiddos will begin school again in about five weeks. I will have a 4th grader attending public school, a 7th grader who I will be homeschooling while working full-time (called and a little crazy), and a “home-schooled with a tutor” senior who will finish high school at the end of the first quarter (just a few months behind his class).

As a full-time working mom with a husband on unemployment, summer did not afford us a vacation to “get away from it all”. Life kept going, just as it was before summer. School, work, “training them up in the way they should go”. I never allowed myself to slow down, to sit and be still, to savor the moments that took my breath away.

And now, I’ve hit a wall. I feel zapped of strength, no motivation to do much, no interest in anything fun. Life seems to be passing me by as I sit on the couch, unable to move…

Read the rest of the post and see Barbie’s 5 tips to make it past the wall…

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom writer, Lolli. You can find Lolli blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

Photo source: Big Stock Photo



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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 Barbie August 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Thank you Lolli!

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