Balance.  It is the hardest thing for me right now. 

Between work stress, family stress and personal stress I feel overwhelmed and a bit helpless.

I love control.  In fact, I crave it.  I seek out opportunities where I can be a leader so that I can feel like I am creating something worthwhile and important.  I like control over my life, but not the people in it (I’m not that kind of person!). 

I think it is part of human nature to really focus on the things in your life that are stable and safe. 

Right now, I have trouble finding those. 

I cherish my beautiful boys (even when they are throwing temper tantrums) but I certainly can’t find my balance in two whirling dervishes. 

I’ve been thinking of ways to help promote balance.  Eating better, getting more exercise.  Trying to get outside for at least 30 minutes a day and funny for a blogger to say, I have been trying to unplug more.  To step away from electronics for parts of my day. 

You can imagine my excitement when I saw this book listed in a catalogue.  “Yoga for a New You:  Relaxed, Energetic and Confident” – Yes indeed – this book is exactly what I need right now! 

I used to practice yoga when I was in University.  I loved walking downtown Kingston, Ontario with my yoga mat under my arm ready for an invigorating and relaxing class. Last time I saw my yoga mat I think one of my boys was using it as a weapon on his brother!

But, I am back at it.  Working on poses, trying to do sun salutations every day and most importantly focusing on my breathing.  I’m loving, this book as a guide.  You can get a copy at DK Books Canada  look for this title, “Yoga for a New You” 

yoga for new you

Balance is a hard thing for a mother of young children (or any children for that matter) to achieve.  I think you really need to be conscious of it.  Make an effort to ensure you take time, find some quiet and take a deep breath. 


Kerrie blogs at Family Food and Travel.  She is a mom of twin boys (born March 2010) who she often refers to as the ‘twinado’.  Kerrie loves, writing, travel, photography, and fabulous food.  Prior to kids, Kerrie was an avid reader and scrapbooker and hopes to one day return to those activities.  Kerrie once considered herself successful, that was until she attempted toilet training twins.


  1. Balance is so hard to find as a mom. Sometimes I feel stretched every which way, but it's so important to take care of ourselves!

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