You know it’s all business when I go from the comfy stripped fuzzy socks to the comfy speckled socks! Home and business….balancing both?! So what does that look like? Well for me, waking up in the morning, I need at least an hour before everyone else gets up to have that quite time just for me. I gather my thoughts, drink coffee and then typically write the “To Do’s” of the day (both personal and business).
By this time my guys are up and ready for breakfast, hugs and kisses! It’s a daily rotation between putting on the wife, mom and business hats. In the morning I try not to even touch my phone until everyone’s fed and washed up. That means no checking emails and no scrolling through social media post. I like to get straight to work so this can be hard. I love working on my business. There are a lot of ups and downs but I always have to remember my family comes first.
Throughout the day my mom and business hats get rotated. I normally spend an hour with our son reading and writing his letters and numbers in the morning. Then he typically will get a solo activity that will last between 45 minutes to an hour. That’s when I grab my lap top and do postings, updates to the website and/or going through emails.
We are super blessed to have a park literally like 10 feet from our home. It’s Chicago! If it’s not in the single digits I’ll take our son to the park (while laundry is in the washer) and he’ll run and run until his little heart is content. After, we have lunch together and he’ll watch an episode of his new favorite show “Little Einstein”. That becomes 30 minutes extra that I have to work on my business. Then it’s story time and nap time for the kido! While he's asleep you guessed it, I break out my business hat and get to work again.
Towards the evening it’s family time; making dinner, playing, talking and just enjoying each other’s company. This may sound like an all over the place schedule for some, but for myself and my family it works. You have to find a good balance that works for you and yours.
What are ways that help you balance your mom and work life? Whatever it is make sure it’s what's best for you and not a schedule that reflects someone else’s opinion of what your life should be.
Joyous Living To You All,