The Balancing Act of Womanhood

Audrey Cade

By Audrey Cade | Jul 3rd, 2017

The clock advances at an unrelenting pace as I print and sign a stack of papers to prepare them for submission to my boss. If I miss my deadline, a child with disabilities goes without the night nurse she needs to keep her safe and happy at home, instead of in a hospital.

No pressure.

Meanwhile, on the back burner of my brain, I’m starting to sweat a little, wondering if I remembered to turn on the crockpot for tonight’s dinner. If not, I’ll face a stand-off with six hungry kids and my husband who will expect a delicious “plan B” to rapidly grace the dinner table before their bellies start to growl too much.

I got this!

Oh, and I really should get gas tonight or I’ll never make it to drop the kids off at camp bright and early tomorrow morning! Did I buy enough sunscreen and bug repellant for them? What if it rains and is cold again next week? Did I pack the right kind of clothes?

Deep breath. I’ll figure it out tonight when they go to bed!

Oh, yea, Father’s Day is Sunday! Do I have time to order something? No, I do not! Okay, what incredibly thoughtful present can I think up at the last minute? And, we should bake a cake and think of something fun to do together.

I’m on it! I’ll just add that to the list behind grocery shopping, getting my haircut, and getting caught up on the laundry. I really should find time to work out, while I’m at it!

It’s my birthday on Sunday, too.

Oh, well. Who cares about me so long as everyone else gets what they need! Right?

Such is the brain — and life — of a woman!

Women are masters of expertly keeping many balls balanced in midair. Career. Family. Love. Health. Money. Responsibility. Joy. We tend to make it look effortless as we have a conversation whilst bagging up children’s lunches, checking today’s schedule at work, and throwing another load of clothes in the dryer.

We women have the capability of grasping multiple tasks, as if blessed with the eight arms of an octopus; yet, we only have two. The sheer volume we accomplish with two hands and only 24 hours in a day is purely remarkable!

One might say “there’s nothing a woman can’t do, once she puts her mind to it!”

The question is: “is it too much?”

No doubt that women can rise to the task to move mountains, just the same as we can kiss boo-boo’s, rule the boardroom, or slay in the bedroom!

My question for you: “is one of those balls in orbit above your lovely head for you?”

Do you take time for yourself? Are you too accustomed to making sure everyone else’s needs are met at the expense of your own? What do you do to take care of yourself so that you remain strong enough to look after everyone else’s needs?

Ladies, I urge you to find balance! Continue to be the sun to your universe, as only a woman can; but, do me a favor and:

Women will always remain a marvel of nature. We’re strong, smart, beautiful, resourceful, and the glue that holds everyone else together. Even a heroine has to put her feet up now and then or focus on meeting her needs. Make a promise to yourself to give the respect and love that you earn everyday back to yourself because you’re the best and WORTHY of the best!

Audrey Cade

Audrey Cade

Audrey Cade is an author and blogger focusing on the interests of divorced and re-married women, stepmoms, blended families, and co-parents.


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