Anytime we can glean advice from fellow mothers about staying grounded we love to share. Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell spoke with Organic Spa Magazine recently about finding balance within her family structure. Check out a snippet below.
“I think it is possible to do it all, but doing it all does not mean that you have to be perfect in everything you do,” the TV personality shared with Organic Spa. “That’s the biggest thing I had to realize in the effort to juggle everything. Every now and then, you’ve got to give yourself a break and allow yourself to drop the ball. Most importantly, forgive yourself when you do. Also, you have to prioritize things.”
O’Dell currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Keith, two stepsons, Tyler, 18, and Carson, 15, and daughter Ashby, 7. “Family always comes first for me. I realized a long time ago that if I didn’t put things in the proper order, I wouldn’t accomplish anything. Feeling content that I have had quality time with my family makes me able to do a better job at work, do a better job at my nonprofit work, and a better job on outside projects as well.”
O’Dell tells the mag that her family keeps her balanced. “If I have a busy work week and I haven’t gotten to spend as much time as usual with the family, then I absolutely feel off-kilter. And what gets me right back on is spending time with them. When I walk in the door from work and my daughter runs up to give me a big hug, it is like medicine. It makes anything stressful that happened during the day go right away.”