MOMS: TAKE NOTE WE DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALL
Well, if you read this blog you know I rarely talk about myself, because it's always ALL ABOUT TYLER AND TRISTIN. But I HAVE to talk about the American Express-sponsored screening of the film I Don't Know How She Does It that I was invited to by the fabulous Moms and the City ladies, Raina, Denise and Melissa.
I Don't Know How She Does It stars Sarah Jessica Parker as a super busy, career-orientated mom who is trying her hardest to have it all! Hey moms, don't we all strive to be the best at everything too? --- the perfect parent, employee, wife...and sometimes...when your hair is just about on the verge of falling out...you realize...something just has to give! I must admit, I teared up at least 10 times, it truly is my story....and probably yours!
LET'S TALK ABOUT GUILT :(
After the film it was sooo great to attend a Town Hall session with a lively discussion about the film and motherhood. You would think that SJP would just talk about the film and herself, but she kept giving the floor to us moms, she wanted to hear what WE had to say. Amazing to have the illustrious woman who played Carrie Bradshaw listening to us! Amazing.
What did we moms talk about? Guilt. We all have it. As busy parents we feel bad we couldn't attend this, or bake that, or go on that extra special zoo trip with the class. Sometimes my guilt is just about wanting to step out and grab a bite with the girls and get away. What do we do with that guilty feeling in the pit of our stomachs?? Let it go!! We can't do it all, and do we really want to?
We can try to do it all, and do a pretty good job for a while, but truly life is short, so why not spend it on what's important? For me, the film was about finding and embracing what's important and having the strength to take care of it...and let the rest...fall into place!
Thanks to the ladies of Moms and the City for this amazing invite!
I Don’t Know How She Does It opens tomorrow, Friday, September 16, 2011
Want to learn more? Visit: http://howshedoesitmovie.com.