Biggest Challenge of Being a Mom
Sara: Finding enough time for everything that needs to be done — giving my child plenty of attention, cleaning, laundry, work. Oh and let’s not forget I’d like to have some time to spend with my husband too!
Being a Don’t Sweat Mom Means
Sara: Being a Don’t Sweat Moms means learning to breathe and appreciate the small moments instead of always rushing to the next appointment, next assignment, next load of laundry.
A Wish For Other Moms
Sara: Breathe! And remember that every other mom is struggling too. So let’s all stop judging and comparing and instead support each other. There’s strength in numbers!
Favorite Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms Chapter
Sara: Chapter 41: Celebrate Other Mothers
This is a hard one for me. I don’t usually judge other moms, but I look at other moms and judge MYSELF and find myself lacking. Instead I need to celebrate the things other moms are good at and be inspired by it instead of being so hard on myself.
Sara Youngblood-Ochoa is a former actor/director whose latest (and greatest!) role is as mom to her two-year old son. Originally from Texas, she has been in Chicago since July 2008.
Sara and her husband enjoy supporting the arts in the Windy City and chasing after their wiggleworm toddler. In her free time (HA!) Sara is the publisher/editor of Macaroni Kid Chicago, a free online newsletter of all the family-friendly things to do in Chicago.