It’s called nap time crunch time. The moment your child falls asleep and you run into the other room or your office space (for me it is my computer on the kitchen table) and get as much done as possible. You don’t know if you have 30 minutes or 3 hours but you know you can get about 3 hours worth of work done in 30 minutes without baby so ready set GO!
But there are all types of working moms, work from home moms, moms that go into work, part time working moms, the list keeps going. I however am a stay at home working mom. I ALWAYS have something up my sleeve and a million dreams with one sometimes two good nap times a day to conquer the world. So how do I do it?
My first and always first priority is being the best mom possible to Van. No matter how many jobs an opportunities come and go he is always this Mamas main gig.
Now not all moms are like that, you may have a nanny or a daycare provider all ways are great ways and you ultimately know your family the best so you do you mama! This is simply how I stay at home with my baby and work also.
There are no late hours and early mornings because well I am NOT a morning person and my husband always gets my attention at night so how do I make it work? Well the benefit to having your own business is flexibility. So if he goes down an hour or two later it is OK.
NAP TIMES will forever be my key to success. But also when I have a second to pee, i’m probably writing a blog post (yes from the toilet). When i’m at a red light i’m probably writing an email (Whoops, don’t do this at home :)) When i’m waiting in line for my coffee i’m planning my Instagram. TIME MANAGEMENT IS KEY. But little man gets my undivided attention when we are playing, or eating dancing or singing.
PRIORITIY IS KEY. That email can wait an hour until the babe goes down. That blog post can go up an hour late. But that time with your baby? You will never get it back. So cherish it mama!
EVERYONES TIME IS DIFFERENT. You do you. I will forever preach this till i’m blue in the face and even then i’ll keep going. It takes all kinds and you are no better or worse of a mom for how you decide to parent and raise your babies. You know what is best for your family and if you have to get a job do it! If you can stay home and work DO IT!
I will forever cherish this time I get with my babies, if I make money wonderful if we have to live on ramen and noodles the rest of his childhood so be it. The time with him makes it all worth it!