After 15 years, I have learned to sink into the revolving seasons of motherhood. Mine are punctuated not only by my kids’ school years – currently 8th and 10th grade, but also by the sports they are playing. Delaney moves from fall softball (her high school team – yes, she made Varsity! Yes, I’m bragging because I am so incredibly proud of her heart, effort and work ethic) to her traveling team, to winter’s high school basketball, to spring’s high school lacrosse and the beginning of the spring/summer travel softball season. Coop mirrors his sister’s seasons with baseball and basketball.
Ohhh….and I also have a full time job. I’m self-employed. I know many of you get it. This busy-chaotic-non-stop life is just that – but it is also beautiful and life-giving. It fills me up and exhausts me. It completes my world and sometimes leaves me feeling as though my only option is to put myself last and sacrifice my own mental and physical health in the name of being everything to everyone including the Chief Medical Officer of our house. The kids have a cough, a migraine or a stomach ache? I’m here for them.
It’s true, isn’t it? Taking care of our health can be necessary for the well being of the entire family. Naturally, eating healthy and getting exercise should be a priority. But I have another easy suggestion that will be good for you: schedule and get an annual eye exam. How does this help your overall health? I’m glad you asked. An eye exam can detect signs of serious health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders, and even certain types of cancers.
Now…here’s the thing – if you are self-employed as I am, you may think vision insurance is simply out of your budget, but that isn’t the case. My friends at VSP makes it affordable AND easy. You can purchase VSP Individual Vision Pla
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VSP Vision Care, the leading provider in vision care and coverage, providing access to care for nearly 90 million members. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.