Is there a secret?

Do you ever feel like you're trying your best but you're still not giving your children enough? I struggle now I have four more than ever, but it's the same for all of us. There's only so much time you can spend with your kids with life stuff to manage too.

This morning each of the boys were fighting for my attention: Jude was tugging at me to read his Thomas stories, Flynn wanted me to play table tennis with him at the kitchen table, Theo wanted me to watch his forward rolls and Gabriel, who'd decided that mum drank too much caffeine in the mornings had devised a fractions test he wanted me to complete (don't ask!). Plus there was a wash to put on, clothes to sort, food to make...

I love all the reminders on my Facebook feed that kids don't mind a messy house and that washing up can wait, spending time with your children is more important.

I absolutely agree, but they do also need feeding and clothing at some point.

And I still for some reason I still have wholly unrealistic expectations of weekends being relaxed, chilled family affairs with late brunches and afternoon nature walks. We have NEVER managed that!

Is there a secret to juggling it all?!

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