Parenthood is stressful. It’s fast paced and you never know what is going to happen next. Brandie Kendrick, a mother of two from Virginia, nailed what we are all feeling in her now viral Facebook post

Stressed Out Mom FB

“We are late to mostly everything,” Kendrick explained. “Especially work. You can set 15 alarms, lay out clothes the night before, and meal prep until the good Lord comes back but inevitably their will be a meltdown or someone will have to poop and next thing ya know, you are running 20 minutes behind speeding down the highway answering questions about where babies come from and why the earth is round.”

With kids that refuse to go to bed and then wake up multiple times a night, Kendrick is exhausted. Along with a pile of laundry that never ends, you can say that she is really feeling stressed out.

She lamented that sick days are a long-gone luxury and the house is never clean, at least it is never up to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ standards. 

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Kendrick detailed the “mom guilt” she feels when it comes to balancing work and parenthood. Working 40+ hours a week means sometimes she can’t bake 2 dozen cupcakes or cancel an important meeting to go to a pumpkin patch. She said, “We are ALWAYS torn between excelling in our career or rocking it as a mom. The balance between the two seems non-existent.”

At the end of the day, she said, “We thank the Lord above for this beautifully chaotic life we have and pray for extra grace for the next day… cause we know we are gonna need it.”

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Brandie Kendrick

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