The other day, I played hooky from work with an old colleague and went to see the matinee showing of, “I Don’t Know How She Does It.” I really enjoyed the movie though I felt like I was watching a film of my own life unfold before my very eyes. My lessons from the movie: take a moment to breathe and don’t be so hard on yourself if you can’t get it all done.
In the movie, Sarah Jessica Parker plays a fairly high-strung investment executive who tries to balance work, family, and the daily demands of being a mom and wife. She is harried and frazzled and constantly making “To Do” lists. Granted, her character wears fashionable clothes and lives a more glamorous life balancing time between her husband (played by Greg Kinnear) and her work superior (played by Pierce Brosnan). But, she struggles being a working mom who travels often and resorts to doctoring a store-bought pie (to make it look homemade) for a bake sale at her daughter’s school.