Summertime pulls me in two different directions. I absolutely love the relaxed schedule and free flowing days, and at the same time with my girl home from school, I’m missing time for myself. Sometimes all this togetherness, albeit wonderful, is just a little too much. It feels like I live her life and mine at the same time, like two lives in the same body. I’m pretty sure that’s not how God intended it, but a mother’s love runs deep and it can be a challenge to step away from the needs and desires of her child.

For all the moms out there, this is your summer too! Go have some fun just for you – I’m going to today. Because remember, if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy:)