Part of learning how to be a grown up requires learning how to wear many hats. You often have to juggle a full-time job, a family, a relationship and sanity. I am documenting my work at home mom adventures in hopes of adding some humor to your day. Perhaps we can all learn a lesson or two as well.
A little back story about me:
My work at home experience is slightly different from what most think of when they hear work-at-home-mom. My job is a crazy demanding whirlwind that requires my attention for 8-10 hours a day. Kids are also that way. In order to work (and keep some form of dignity), I need childcare. I don’t get to make my own hours, and I have to be available to take phone calls and complete tasks requiring professionalism and solid focus between 8 am and 5 pm.
When my youngest son, Maddux, was born, their dad and I decided to keep both kids at home instead of in daycare. Someone comes to the house every day to take care of them. It made financial sense as well as allowed me to be with my babies even if I am behind a closed door most of the day.
I am incredibly fortunate to be able to work at home. I get to sneak kisses and hear my kids laugh on the other side of my office door. It’s something so special and I am so grateful to be able to do that. As lucky as I am for this opportunity, sometimes I go a bit nuts when I don’t leave the house for a whole week. Hello Target? Remember me?
I decided to create an ongoing adventure series one day when I was explaining to my mom the chaos of a typical day. She responded with “You need to write a book. It will be hysterical.” A book isn’t in my near future, but I can create a series of blog posts dedicated to the humor that can be my life as a work/sleep/parent/play/relax (?) at home mom.
Thinking about working at home with kids? Read about my experiences and see what it’s like. Or just follow along to add a laugh to your day. We all need a laugh sometimes.