I’m finding that I use my kid and being a newish mom as an excuse for why I can’t manage my time or get something done.

Why do I feel like I need an excuse?

Because it’s not acceptable in our culture to not perform at an optimized, efficient level without a reason.

We don’t accept slowness and rest and quiet. We don’t have space for physical or mental care (and this leads to illness, which we also don’t have space for).

We exploit our own bodies like we do the natural resources of our earth.

We exploit our very own natural resources.

And for what?