How to find balance while walking the tightrope of motherhood

Motherhood is like a three-ring circus. You are the juggler, the lion tamer, and the clown. Some days you have to be a contortionist and other days you feel like you’ve been shot from the cannon. But the one act mothers do over and over again is the tightrope walker.

When we talk about balance we often refer to time management, but that’s just the opening act. The more daring feats of balance, the more breathtaking lines that we walk are the emotional high wires we cross. They are the dizzy high-wire acts that leave us feeling unsure and insecure. It’s not easy to perch somewhere in the middle — not too far to one side or the other — but when we’ve found it we know the stillness of balance.

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