I have five kids between the ages of 10 and 20, so I’ve been juggling work and kids for a long time. My life is both busy and fulfilling. As the founder of ESME.com (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere), I'm inspired every day, but it also requires a lot of energy to make sure it's the best it can be. I also live on a farm, where we grow organic apples, grapes, berries, and garlic, so there’s always something that needs attention. Not to mention, the farm is home to 350,000 bees, 50 chickens, three big dogs, and two cats.
It can get a little wild trying to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that everyone’s needs are met! But I’ve discovered that lack of sleep, little exercise, poor food choices, and unhealthy habits zap my energy and make the balancing act nearly impossible.
Here are a few ways I’ve learned to prioritize my own wellness so that I can keep enjoying everything that I do: