The Balance was created to serve as the heart and the foundation of the DBIH Community; because, please tell me I am not the only one that doesn’t have it all figured out?! When work is good, my home life is a mess. I give up my “sanity” workouts for early mornings at the computer; or, for a rare social outing or hubby date, usually after mom duties are done for the day. Do not get me wrong – I LOVE being a parent, and I am going to bring this full circle for you in a minute. But, as parents – lets face it – our days consist of carpools, appointments, to-do’s, practices, play dates, homework, early mornings, late nights; and, on most days – at least for me right now – consistent and probably untrue thoughts and fears of not being good enough with all that life is throwing our way – that I am not giving our kids enough, my husband enough, that I have yet to accomplish the professional goals that I have set for myself; and all the while – I am running on fumes. Privacy – what privacy?! Every single wall and crevice of our home has precious little ears. I haven’t tinkled by myself in at least 3 years. Our needs, are wants. I did not find an opportunity to sleep when the kids napped as babies like I was told to; and, there are at least 523 things that happen every single day that have me either laughing with joy, crying in utter defeat, make my heart explode with love and/or have me reaching for a glass of wine literally the second we put the kids to sleep for the night (and “sometimes”, even just before – lol). Other days? Well, I feel like I can take on the world, and maybe even change it.
The Balance is your “safe zone” – a collaborative resource for products, hacks and stories to help us navigate and live our best and imperfect lives – together, as parents. Because, lets face it – we thought we were “too busy” before kids! From what keeps us sane (#WhyWeWeWednesday) to the evolution of parental roles and the elusive work/life balance; #MomHacks for efficiencies; and, building and maintaining strong relationships with your better half and your #Momsquad – The Balance is a celebration of the many steps (and inevitable missteps) shared throughout our demanding and dynamic lives – so you can mom hard, in better balance.
Living your best life does not mean living a perfect life; and, it doesn’t even mean living a better life than your neighbor or the bitch with perfect hair, gorgeous kids, an incredible body (who is probably having s-e-x with her hot husband 25 times a day); and, who not only volunteers to be home room mom every year, but the bitch bakes cupcakes (her own recipe) that single handedly puts Sprinkles to shame. No! Your best life is a journey that is unique to your challenges, values; and, that can actually enhance the lives of others. Celebrate that hot bod, enjoy that you didn’t have to bake the cupcakes – and hey, ask for her recipe while you’re at it so your cupcakes can be the envy of your kiddos’ next classroom. So, that’s it – The Balance is all about parenting in balance with finesse and humor so you can live your best life. And as parents, we all know that “your” best life really means, “ours” and “theirs”. And, I love that.
If you are a parent, professional or brand with tips for how to organize the days, minds and lives of busy parents, I want to hear from you. Please send collaboration inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.