When in doubt, TAPP it Out.

RING!!!! The alarm goes off and scares you to oblivion. You shove the clock to the other side of the night stand and it falls to the floor. At that moment, you realized it was going to be one of “those” days!

You overslept and are unable to satisfy the morning routine of meditation and prayer; there’s no time to blend the protein, vitamin packed smoothie and make lunches for the day. 

The process of waking up the kids is a task, getting them dressed and searching for the tie to complete the school uniform seems endless. Finally, you manage to get everything done and it’s time to walk out of the door.

But wait! You hear a small voice. That voice says, “mommy, I need to use the bathroom.” As you lean against the wall attempting to hold it together, your heart sinks to the pit of your stomach. You drop everything – cell phone, smoothie cup, purse, laptop bag, and lunch. Nooooooo….

That is when you take a moment and TAPP it out!

Take a deep breath

Acknowledge the issue

Put things into perspective

Pray for strength and guidance

Parenthood is one of the most rewarding roles to have. However, we must be honest and recognize it can be one of the most exhausting. I encourage you to find something you enjoy doing to help maintain balance – read a good book, workout, start a blog, take a vacation or try a new class. Learning something new is a good way to boost one’s self confidence.

Share something new you have tried to help maintain balance in your life. I look forward to hearing your responses.

Published by alavenderplace

A Lavender Place is a proud single parent of an 8 year old boy who is the inspiration for her blog. Her hope is to provide a platform to support single parents on their journey through parenthood. She has an MA in Organizational Management and works full time for a large non profit organization. Here she manages frontline staff that helps over 13,000 adults and families maintain healthy lifestyles. She enjoys reading, collecting books, trying new vegan recipes, working out, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

20 thoughts on “When in doubt, TAPP it Out.

  1. Hi there, nice to meet you. I love this! And I love the drop caps too. It brings to post alive. I think you are doing a fantastic job helping others through the things you have experienced along the way. i have a heart for single mums, so your blog caught my attention when I popped by to see who you were. I wish you all the best with it.

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  2. I quite my coaching job of thirty years to lessen the stress in my life so I could be more present and happy when homeschooling and parenting my neurodiverse kiddo:) BIG change! So far, it’s paying off, I’ll keep you posted. Nice post!

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  3. Jump from there to here on my end of the age spectrum where you can relax and enjoy the grand chill’uns. All you have to do is fill in the blank spaces ‘tween “there” and “here.” Not to worry. You’re not Alone.

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