‘I am finding the balance of life is getting more and more complicated’

The tedious moments and emotions quicken from peaceful to explosive faster than ever before, and it’s up to me to find the centre of calm

In walks the husband who is equally overwhelmed and saturated, in need of the normality of home life. He doesn’t find it as the kids are flying high under their own unknown overwhelm, and I am beyond spent in attempting to keep everyone on an even keel

In walks the husband who is equally overwhelmed and saturated, in need of the normality of home life. He doesn’t find it as the kids are flying high under their own unknown overwhelm, and I am beyond spent in attempting to keep everyone on an even keel

I used to think my other half got the very worst of me. He comes in from a 12-hour day having had little interaction with the outside world. His new “office” keeps him socially distanced from his colleagues, and he craves that connection from his family when he walks in the door after a long and busy day.

Understandable, and I would be the same had I not had a mismatched day of working from home while balancing the ordinary and extraordinary role of mum.

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