Full Time Working Mom AND An Avid Reader

Where are my book-worm Mom’s out there? ….I know you’re out there!

Struggles of being a full-time working mom and an avid read? Or the best of both worlds?

If you are an avid reader and not a mom, please don’t take this as me saying you’re not busy and you have all the time in the world. Not what I am saying at all! I know everyone is busy and we all have our struggles doing the things we need to be doing instead of want to be doing. This is just my rant on my personal situation.

I am a full-time working mom of two amazing boys! My oldest is going to be 9 on September 17th, 2018 already and my youngest is almost a year and a half! Man how the time flies.

My absolute favourite personal thing to do for myself is reading a good book. It truly is an addiction. But such a good, healthy (yet expensive) addiction! ..haha. But getting time to read is so hard. Aside from working full-time I am either cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, bringing my boys to school or daycare, helping with homework, packing bags and lunches, running to Taekwondo, running errands, bathing my little one, trying to get a workout in, etc. With doing all these things I am also running a bookish YouTube channel and a Bookstagram page. WHERE do I even get the time sleep, let alone read?

Autopilot! It has to be autopilot. Somehow I get it all done. Sure I get frustrated at times, when there is something I want to be doing but know I have to put it off and complete my adulting for the day!

But I wouldn’t give it up for anything. I mean I have the best of both worlds. I have a beautiful family that I get the joy of taking care of every day and who love me unconditionally. Yet I make time for myself when I can to sit down and do a little something for me.

Maybe not enough, but I do.

I also get to share my love of reading and books with my precious boys!

Fingers crossed they grow to have the same love for it as I do.

So all you book-worm Moms out there… kudos to you! You run every job there is in the world being a mom! But you are sure to take the time to enjoy and expand your mind.

Let’s not forget, enter into a new world with each book you pick up and escape from reality for a short time.

Let’s hear it for living the best life!

-Nichole

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