When a Mom is “Alone” with her Thoughts

when a mom is alone with her thoughts

Once upon a time, a mom was alone with her thoughts… We all know that’s a fairy tale.

Once upon a time, a mom was alone with her thoughts... We all know that's a fairy tale.Click To Tweet

There’s a running monologue in my head 24/7, that is often both nonsensical and disorganized. If I were an internet browser, I’d have too many tabs open at once and quite a few webpages would be crashing.

No matter how many lists, apps, and calendars I have,  it’s hard to keep track. Life stuff. Work stuff. Kid stuff. Love stuff. Health stuff. Home stuff. And how to prioritize which comes first at any given time?

I’ve had some success with the little quadrant thingy below, from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. 

When a Mom is Alone with her Thoughts chart MomCave

From “The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People”

But even that doesn’t keep my thoughts organized for long. I think part of the problem is there is very little uninterrupted time to think. To plan. To strategize. Let alone actually accomplish anything!

With two young children home during the day, I’m kind of screwed. The other day I was making a salad for lunch. Nothing fancy. A simple salad with lettuce, carrots, radishes, etc. It took me 46 minutes to make the salad! I’d get a chop or two in and then someone would hit someone or spill milk or take off their diaper. It’s my new diet. Eat like a rabbit and take half the day to prepare your food!

So I’m always pleasantly surprised to get some quiet time. And so when my daughter fell asleep in the car (again!), I shot this little peek inside my brain. Hope you enjoy!

When a Mom is Alone with her Thoughts

 

when a mom is alone with her thoughts

 

Jen

Jennifer Weedon Palazzo is the creator/writer/and producer of Mom Cave TV, an online network of comedy shows for moms including Slummy Mummy, Double Leche, Blabbermom, and MomCave LIVE. She's a working actress in NYC who has appeared in films, commercials, and some very off-off Broadway plays. When she’s not writing about the funny side of being a mom (for blogs like Scary Mommy and Mamalode) Jennifer can be found eating Reese’s Cups while furiously bidding on vintage clothing on eBay. She lives with her husband, Evan, bandleader of The Hot Sardines and two spirited children.

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