Hello, I hope you can hear me loud and clear! Welcome to my blog and my very first blog post. Cue the confetti!!!
The answer is by the grace of God! What’s the question, you ask? “How do you do it?” I get asked this question a lot as I’m out and about with my three children. My oldest son has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. My daughter walks alongside me holding my hand while I wear my baby boy on my chest in his baby carrier. Yeah…sounds tiring right? Well it is, but God has graced me to handle all three of them by myself on occasion.
And that’s why I’m here writing to you today. I want to share with the world how I take on my duties of being a stay at home mom and wife all while staying sane and healthy. I have some pretty funny yet inspiring stories of how I’m successfully defeating my daily Mom life. So if you want to know more about my supernatural faith, family, and fitness and how you can be a rockstar in real life…keep reading and following.
My husband is usually busy with the Army life, so I’m left with the children all day. And while he was deployed and then living in another state for almost two years, I was left with them day AND night. The nerve of him…just kidding. He’s the reason why I’m blessed to not have to work and can stay home to take care of our children. We work as a team keeping this well oiled machine running. I like to think that my husband is the Chief Financial Officer, and I’m the Chief Executive Officer. In other words, he brings home the “finances” and I “execute” the spending. Okay corny…I know, but you get what I’m saying.
I truly believe that being the mom to these three precious little ones is what God predestined for my life. Long before I was born, He knew that I would be a walking jungle gym with a child on every side. Times haven’t always been as easy as they are now, but they are only easier because I stopped operating in my own strength. I cast my cares on God because He cares for me. I still have moments of frustration, but they don’t last nearly as long as before. Besides, I have to keep pushing because the “Mommy” screams at the top of their lungs and tugging on my legs doesn’t stop until they are asleep.
One thing that helps me relieve stress and get a break from the kids is exercising. I used to run as my therapy, but now with three kids and very little time, I don’t have as much time to train for races as before. But I do still find time to hit the gym for about an hour 3-5 days a week. Whipping this 35 year old mom bod into shape isn’t as easy as it used to be. And I’m an emotional eater so it’s easy for me eat something that I shouldn’t be. I’m determined to get in the best shape of my life this year. I even had to asked God for help to pull me away from the french fries and push me into the gym. And let me tell you, He’s working on me. Let me just keep it ALL the way real.
I’m here to inspire and encourage you that you can do it, too. I get my kids dressed for school, find time to hit the gym, run a few errands, get kids from school, make dinner, put kids to bed, and then spend some time with the hubs before we’re both looking at the backs of our eyelids with our heads resting on our drool soaked shoulders. I’m not special, and I don’t have any secrets. I’m just a mom taking care of my children using the supernatural power of God that He gave to me…and He gave it to you, too. You just have to tap into it.
I’d love to hear how you juggle everything life throws your way. It’s a daily choice to conquer the day. If you’re reading this post, you’ve made it through another day and that’s awesome. Please feel free to chat with me here or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope under my name, Shanetta Kindred. Catch me on a live video on Periscope where I can do what I do better than write – talk.
Sending love and hope your way!