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Workin' for the Weekend? Or Workin' for the Memories?


How many of us work hard all week just for a few peaceful days of weekend rest? I know I’ve fallen into this rhythm, but if you’ve been following my travel updates over the past few days, you’ll know that some weekends are packed with kid-centered activities: like a whirlwind trip to San Antonio for Cheer Nationals (and maybe a three pound cinammon roll and amazing Mexican food while we’re at it).


Was this the first weekend cheer competition this season? No, of course not. Moms of boys and girls alike know the ups and downs associated with all-day tournaments, away games, training camps, and competitions. It doesn’t matter if it’s baseball, volleyball, track and field, one-act play (the list goes on and on), there’s a fluctuating level of adoration and exhaustion that comes with supporting your kids as they follow their passions—sometimes literally across the state or even across the nation.


Am I saying that these tournaments and contests are thieves of our precious “me time?” No, of course not. Because as much as I’d like to curl up on the couch watching Netflix, I’m cruelly reminded that this is my last “baby” and graduation will be here before I know it.

Our weekends are short, but the opportunities with our families are even shorter. I hope that all of you are able to support your loved ones and make those whirlwind trips while you can. “Me time” is great, but I think “us time” is even better. Maybe you can get some rest next weekend. ❤️

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