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Epic Mom Life:

It’s not about Balance

Screen Shot 2016-11-08 at 7.09.00 AMThis is my first attempt at a blog post so be kind as you read. ;) I would describe myself as a devoted wife, faithful Christian, mom of three amazing daughters and one loving son. And there’s the whole in love with chiropractic thing that makes me crazy enough to work from home with my kids to help my husband and our tribe run our office and branches of business in the chiropractic world. So you can imagine I get off balance and that’s why I wanted this to be my first blog post. Please enjoy (or at least don’t tell me if you didn’t).

As a busy mom of four I’ve always strived to find balance. And I’ve always failed. Like flat on my face failed and going to bed telling myself that tomorrow would be that elusive day I would find my balance. Tomorrow would roll around and I’d put every last bit of energy into my day to find balance and next thing I know I’m collapsed in bed telling myself tomorrow would be different. Tomorrow, always tomorrow.

Organization Obsession

Most control freak moms with an organization obsession don’t decide to have four kids. I was still organized at two kids and judging those unorganized moms. At three kids I would find myself occasionally putting toys away in labeled bins with their similar counterparts and holding onto hope while realizing I was now becoming a mom I used to judge.

At four kids I can be seen taking arm loads of anything I find on the floor and stuffing things into any space that has an opening, or bribing my kids to help me do that same. If they find an old snack I don’t even care if they eat it, that’s how bad it’s gotten. I’ve just given up on finding balance. And I’m completely okay with it because I’ve discovered it’s not about a balance in life but finding things that allow the scales to be tipped slightly closer to center.

My life is complete chaos but it’s because I’ve chosen to have four amazing kids. I’ve chosen to work alongside my husband in our business because it’s a passion that I feel in my soul. Granted he gets dressed and goes to work and I try and sneak work breaks in my three day old pajamas anytime my kids are occupied or stay up all hours, technically going into day four in my pajamas. So I’ve chosen to flip my thinking and embrace my chaos instead of trying to fight it.

What I do know is I’ve had enough crash and burn days in life to realize I’m always going to strive to be perfect and organized because those are some of the traits that make me, well, me. Knowing that’s not likely doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying, but it does mean I have learned to adapt and handle the stress it brings about to not achieve that perfection and organization I crave.

One of the biggest things I do each week to help tip my scale tip closer to center is visit Premier Wellness Chiropractic. Moms are always on the go, nonstop we are literally in fight or flight all day doing our best to give back to our families. The fight or flight systematic response can be a good thing if we’re hauling ass to chase down the bus because the lunches were left on the counter, but over time it can cause damage to our bodies as the stress accumulates.

Function at Optimal Levels

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Kristina’s youngest after getting into chocolate covered pretzels. 99% sure that’s what it was.

As the person in charge of five other people I don’t consider myself more important but I do know that without me, all six of us go down in a fiery blaze. (Sometimes when that happens I get a little happy because then it’s the one time everyone is reminded how awesome I am.) Getting regular chiropractic care has been shown to improve our mobility, brain function, immune system, and more, and us moms don’t have time to be slowed down physically and mentally, and certainly no time to be down and out sick. So in order to avoid it, I make darn sure I adapt to the inevitable mom stress with the best of them.

The way I ensure I’m at my best to care for my family is by getting adjusted consistently. I need to be able to adapt, to boost my immune system, to have energy, to have a clear head, to be happy, and to function at optimal levels to take on my day and God willing keep all four of my kids alive. That’s what chiropractic does for me. It allows me to be the mom I want to be. So forget about the balance and start with what’s actually possible and adapt to your #momlife days with chiropractic.

~ Kristina Ebel

6 Join the Conversation

  1. Jane Johansen says
    Nov 08, 2016 at 11:16 PM

    You are a great writer, Kristina! I can totally relate to so much of this! I think God gave me 4 amazing children so I would realize that I can't control anything in my life and have to trust HIM! :)

    • Kristina says
      Nov 09, 2016 at 4:27 AM

      Such a great perspective! Thanks for reading :)

  2. Elaine says
    Nov 09, 2016 at 2:03 AM

    Well said! It's a crazy busy life with four kiddos and a husband that is always at work! I look forward to my weekly and sometimes more adjustments as sort of a restart for me! Blessed beyond words to have this life!

    • Kristina says
      Nov 09, 2016 at 4:29 AM

      That's such a great way to describe it. Those weeks that are extra busy always mean a boost visit for us too! The amount of chaos with 4 little ones is nothing compared to the amount of love :)

  3. Petrice Foxworthy, DC says
    Nov 09, 2016 at 4:21 AM

    Great blog Kristina!! Look forward to more. Way to bust that balance myth!

    • Kristina says
      Nov 09, 2016 at 11:58 AM

      Thanks so much for reading! It really is a myth and I wish us mom's focused more on how awesome we are vs seeking that balance.

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