I often get asked how I manage to stay home with my kids, and what my secret is. My answer to this question is this, I don’t just stay home with my kids, I work from home. When I say work I mean using my laptop and phone between naps or playtime for the better part of the morning, and again at night when they are asleep. I really don’t have an “off” time. I’m usually creating content and writing down ideas for my social media accounts and this new blog of mine. I don’t have your typical home business either, I am a social media marketer and new found blogger. I have always had a passion for sharing my ideas,marketing and creating content is a fun way to creatively express myself!
As I am writing this there is a sink full of dishes, at least three baskets of dirty laundry and I’m pretty sure a load is still sitting in the wash from last night. This is a peak into my reality, I juggle my kids, my home, and my business and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Not many of you know this but I used to be Nanny before having Jude, Being a nanny was awesome. I had the freedom to love and care for children and who doesn’t love that?! I continued Nanning for a while I was actually a nanny up until last year after having Eli. I always had a home business even when I was a Nanny I ran a successful online boutique but I often wondered what it would be like to just be a stay at home mom in the true sense of not having a “job” responsibility or deadlines to meet.
Unlike some mother’s I couldn’t just be a wife and mother, I’ve tried it and It sucks! I definitely am not cut out to be that. I have to have deadlines, projects, and an outlet for my creativity. On the other hand, I love that I am free to create my own schedule and be free to meet my children’s needs as well as my husbands. I give big props to those women who work hard in the workplace and for those hard working, stay at home moms. They are both equally hard in different ways and I have experienced both sides of that. I have found I am much happier. But I do feel that mommy guilt when I have my busy weeks or days, I just make it a point to be present when things aren’t as busy. I think my family has gotten the hang of my work habits and they know when to tell me to chill out or disconnect because it is incredibly important to have a balance or work and home.
Being a Stay at home boss mom really is what I am meant to be and I encourage those mom’s who are itching to do more or just wanting to a change but can’t afford to quit to consider doing something they can turn into a business and juggle the madness of motherhood and work all at once!