Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The WAHM's balancing act

So, sitting on the lounge with my sick 5 month old sprawled across my chest and laptop balancing precariously on my right knee while I try to reply to customer emails, sort out what cookies I have left to bake for the rest of the weeks orders and when exactly I should decorate them which night this week would be best to pull an all nighter to get the bulk of my decorating done - all the while keeping an ear out for Miss 2 who should be napping but is probably right at this moment sneaking up the hallway to see if she can get away with staying up this time, got me to thinking about a note that I read on the Quirky Kids facebook page yesterday. She was giving an insight to her day as a pregnant WAHM and while I had a good giggle to myself reading it I found myself relating. As a newbie to the business world I am still very much trying to find my work and life balance. Before having children I went to work, came home and didn't think about work again until I arrived there again for the next working day. When I gave birth to my first baby 2 years ago I was lucky enough to be able to be a SAHM and "work" became a thing of the past. Then one day I got the brilliant idea of turning what had become my new love and hobby (cookie decorating of course) into an income. Now don't get me wrong, I love what I do and don't regret my decision for a minute. I just sometimes think that maybe I have gone completely mad without realising it.
My question to all you WAHM's and working business owners out there is this .. How do you find the balance where you get all your work done without burning the candle at both ends but still making time for your housework family?

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

One toe in the water

Ok .. so here I am, nervously entering the blog world! I'm dipping my toe jumping both feet first into a world that I don't know much about (besides reading others entertaining blogs of course). Hopefully I can manage to keep it all together without too much of a massive fail! If you're reading this, then thank you. Bare with me while I work out what I'm doing and hopefully I will get better from here :)