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20 Feb 2015

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Last week, I had a conversation with an acquaintance on Facebook over her frustration of seeing so many handmade Valentine's Day cards that moms were making for their kids' classmates at school. She wondered how they had time to do that on top of everything else, and she felt it would make her look lazy if she just bought some simple cards at a store instead. I couldn't help but feel like I was one of those moms she was referencing as I had just posted a photo of the cards I helped Ruby make for her class. I had to respond to her to remind her she wasn't being lazy and also to tell her something really important...

No one is doing it all, and we are all "lazy" in some way. It just depends on what you care to spend your time on and what you don't. You can ask my husband when's the last time I made a homemade dinner. We get take-out or delivery more than I care to admit because after waking up at 6:30am, getting two kids up and fed, dropping one off a school, working a full day at the studio, and then trying to be home at a reasonable time to nurse my baby so that I don't have to pump yet another bottle of milk...whipping up dinner from scratch every night is just not something I want to do.

Believe me, I feel guilty about my lack of cooking all the time. As women, we feel insecure for the things we don't do or cannot do, but we need to start feeling secure about the things we're really good at. I like helping my kid make cards because I'm a designer and that's what I do for a living—I make things and I'm pretty damn good at it.

I hope you all have a great weekend not doing it all but, instead, just doing the things that matter most to you!



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