As you all know, we sent out kids to summer camp last week. I am very happy to share with you that they survived and I survived them being gone. The week leading up to camp was extremely stressful and cram packed with activities, swimming and parties. I was in survival mode. The day we took them to camp, as I was shutting my son’s duffle bag, I realized I forgot to pack him shorts and pants for the week. I had so much going on that I almost sent him to a week of camp with the shorts he was wearing. I would have felt horrible had I not caught the mistake. The camp also posts pictures of your kids while at camp. I noticed my daughter, who is the most joyful and happy girl in the world wasn’t smiling like she usually does. Of course I began overanalyzing it and feeling so sad that maybe she was sad at camp. When they got home she mentioned to my husband that I didn’t pack any chapstick and her lips were very chapped and it hurt to smile. Another point for mom of the year~ I forgot how important chapstick is in the mountains. My point with sharing all of this, is to stress the importance of recognizing when you have too much on your plate. I had so much going on, that it would have been helpful to pull back a bit and let go of some of the obligations we had planned. I was getting to the point where I was forgetting the basics. This week I would love for each of you to take a look at your own life, see how you are feeling, and decide if you need to take a break or let go of some obligations.