Why Can’t I Be One of THOSE Moms?

I want to know how to be one of those moms who always has her act together.  You know, the ones who never forget stuff, who are always on time, who always follow through on their promises.

Today I am feeling overwhelmed by my inadequacies.  I’ve always been a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of gal.  And that suited me just fine until I became a mom.  But now when I forget something or I’m late or I just don’t get around to doing something I said I would do, it’s not just myself I’m letting down anymore.   

I have little people depending on me now.  Precious little people who God has entrusted to my care.  People I don’t want to let down.  Every time something happens and I let one of them (and myself) down, I swear to myself that I’m going to get my act together.  And I may do better for a little while, but invariably I fail again.

This morning I failed my daughter.  Actually, it was yesterday.  But today I had to deal with the consequences (and so did she.)  I don’t even want to talk about it, I feel so stupid.  I just want to know why I can’t be one of those women who has her act together.  Is it something you can learn?

If you are super organized and always on top of things, how do you do it?  My calendar is online, for one thing.  I definitely need to start printing it out and posting it so it’s right in front of my face.  Any other suggestions?