Is Motherhood a Sprint or a Marathon?

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Editor's Note: I'm training for my first half marathon. It's in a couple of weeks (oh my goodness), and I've been learning a lot about pacing and speed and perseverance. (And blisters, but that's another post.) The training has also put a lot of my life into perspective, which is why I appreciated Ruth's post at GraceLaced. Motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint. I need to remind myself of that daily. -Jenna

The Marathon of Motherhood and Why I Get Tripped Up:

When I have a day like yesterday, it serves to remember that motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint. Dirt and dust, accidents, crying, messy diapers, and dishes will not cease at the end of the day. We so often act like we can overcome these inconveniences of daily living in one fell swoop…like it is somehow possible to so accurately manage the unpleasantries of working in the home that we might never have to tackle those things again. It’s not how efficiently you get it all done today, it’s how well you run the race to the finish.

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Credit: infomatique.

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