Sometimes you just can’t get it all done. These past two weeks have been particularly hectic due to a trade show that we are prepping for this week; where we are launching two brand new lines and a ton of new products (FYI: It’s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim. Come check us out if you’ll be in the area!). So, the other day, I was talking to my marketing team about traveling to Asia and how I would leave manifestos for my family—extensive lists on what needs to be done and how to do it. I just wanted to make sure that everyone and everyone was taken care of as if I were there! This is the reason why all my kids have emails, aside from my five year old. My eight year old doesn’t respond to my emails, or husband for that matter, so I’m not sure if that counts. Anyways, this manifesto of everyone’s schedules, what needs to be done around the house, etc. was sent out to each of them, and some of the time, the email is never even opened, let alone read and followed through with…which used to freak me out! With time, I have come to realize that if none of it happens, I can’t sweat it. It is unnecessary stress as things will happen as they do, and everything will get taken care of in one way or another. So many parents deal with guilt and worry…mainly guilt for not doing things well enough or not doing enough even. Sometimes we need to just do nothing and take care of ourselves. Sometimes we’ll realize we can do things better, and that’s ok too…good even. In order to be connected with your children and family, you need to free your mind of that guilt and worry and stay in the present. It’s a matter of letting go…if something doesn’t get done, is it really the end of the world? It took me a long time to get to this place. It is not that I don’t care (because I do). Just deal with it as it comes. You can’t control everything. Don’t let that fact control you. Do you have any parenting dilemmas? How do you handle keeping balance in your life? Share it with the TruKid community by leaving a comment below! Sincerely, Jennifer Adams Bunkers