Too often I think people get the wrong idea about my work. Yes, I am a mom who works from home. However, I am a working full time mommy. That’s right, I am at home- teaching about colors and typing until my fingers tingle.
I am a hard working, potty training, appointment setting, book writing, news updating, get-the-crayons-out-of-impossible-furniture-places, computer fixing, boo boo kissing mommy. While singing the ABC’s with my four year old and setting my timer for the afternoon school bus, I am writing about today’s financial strategies and taking notes during an online webinar.
My cell phone buzzes with updates, email alerts to let me know lunch is ready and my oven beeps with reminders of mail notifications. Or, something like that.
Setting appointments for dentist visits and my next 90 second parenting tips video are on the top of my Honey Do list. Watching my little girl pick flowers while I let the fresh air guide the pen on the paper in front of me preparing tomorrow’s blog post.
Sitting in the car waiting on the bus with my nose in my phone, praying the other mommy’s don’t take my busy schedule for anti-socialism (after all, I am the mommy that used to home-school.. and you know what they say in rumor about socialism on the homeschooling front).
Jotting notes about the article I will submit later while I set the temperature on the oven and helping my seven year old with her math homework is just one of the joys of my evening.
My life may seem unorganized and challenged. You may think that I am too busy to be both, a full time worker and mom. I am actually quite a bit more organized than I am describing to you here. It is challenging, but it is successful and I wouldn’t change it. One thing you must realize, I am blessed. I work hard. I am passionate about my work. I am passionate about my children, first and foremost.
I was once told, I could not do either let alone both of them together. With support and faith, I have accomplished both. I prefer my life or as I jokingly consider “Controlled chaos”. My children are my inspiration, my love and hope. They are the reason for my success. My motivation shines through them.
I am grateful to those who have helped me create this life of working from home. With my new office space at home, I feel like I can conquer the world.
Throughout the years, I have realized that you cannot give up on success. Although many view success as financial freedom, I view it as both the success in career and in family. I suggest from my own experiences balancing both, to keep your goals alive with energy. Anything is possible.
When the baths are done and goodnight books are read, I pause in awe as I watch them drift to dreamland. When the day is done and the sandman has peacefully swept them away, I continue my work day until the toothpicks holding my eyes open break. This is a day in my life, the life of a stay at home mommy writer.