Election day is coming up fast! Do you plan to vote?
Being moms, we have lot to keep us busy. Our days are already full. Some of us have some pretty set routines in place to follow to make the days more manageable. Some of us have our hands full–whether it’s with lots of kids or working outside our home or both.
And right now, we have the added stress of figuring out how in the world to fit election day into our calendar.
I’ve been around for many election days and I’ll admit something to you: There were a couple that I did not participate in the voting.
If I remember correctly, it was when I had 6 of my kids and they were all fairly little. That was a big obstacle to a momma that wanted to vote, but just couldn’t figure out the logistics of how to make it work that day.
There was a time when I had no babysitter and my husband could not take off a minute of his job (before he was self-employed) for me to walk into the voting place without all 6 tagging along behind me.
In hindsight, I wish I’d just done it. Heck, I must have a few times at least. That season of my life lasted several years….days like that are, well, um….a blurrrrr.
What’s So Hard About Voting???
More than just wanting to go in alone, I probably had other obstacles to deal with.
Maybe I was crazy tired or super stressed?
Maybe a kid was sick or the day feel apart just as I had planned to leave?
Maybe I didn’t think my vote mattered?
Maybe I didn’t know who to vote for?
Maybe I envisioned a crying baby, fussy toddler, questioning little kids while I had to fight to use my brain to choose the right candidates!
The fate of the country was on MY shoulders! All with the weight of my duty and stresses as a mother.
Ever been there, mom?
No matter what side we are on with candidates, all moms can agree that being a mom has its challenges.
Election day may only happen every couple of years, but just that one day can add up to a lot of stress.
I think most of us think this year is different….probably more important that ever to vote.
I love my country. I love America and this year I do plan to vote!
This year, I’m doing something very different: I’m making a plan for how to make this special day work.
I’m going to make sure I’ve got my registration and voting place address and hours correct.
Second, I will have a plan in place for my ideal voting day, including a reward for me for just doing it that will help me look forward to doing it.
Also, I am adding a Plan B and Plan C in case my first plan crumbles.
And most importantly, I will cover this day in prayer, specifically for me and other fellow moms (like you!), to have the desire and stamina to make it to the polls to vote, but also for other voters and candidates.
How to NOT Dread Election Day
If you have found yourself dreading November 3rd because it just seems like it could be terribly stressful and difficult to arrange, I’m here to help.
I did NOT want to find myself trying to figure out how to “work” the day at 6 a.m. on November 8th, so I came up with a solution.
And I wondered if there could be other moms that are like me, facing November 3rd with the unknown….and so I decided to share my simple solution!
I’ve included a FREE printable of the worksheets that I made for myself to make a plan to vote and I want all moms that need it to use it, including instructions on how to make a the plan.
Also included is info and links on finding out what candidates stand for (local, state, and federal) and state specific resources so you can get registered or find out specific info on your polling place in case you need that too.
I just want all mommas to feel confident that THEY can make this day work!
Now, you can feel more prepared going into November 8th and I’ll be there to encourage you.
You will receive encouraging emails leading up to voting day + some on November 8th to motivate you to step into the voting booth. The Fuseletter, my version of a weekly newsletter, will be sent to you every Saturday also.