Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Routines... Good for Children and Working Mothers

I started working again Monday. Who's watching Jack? Oh, I am.

Let the hat wearing begin!

Currently, I'm trying to manage scheduling watching him and getting work accomplished concurrently and thus, I have to start getting Jack into a routine. Some parents dread this word, but honestly, in all the years I've worked with kids, nothing screams a relaxed child than the word 'routine.' Kids thrive on predictability and knowing what comes next. If you set expectations, they know how to meet them and most of the time, will try to rise to the occasion (to the best of their abilities, of course. These days, Jack's doing the best he can if he sleeps, eats and fills his diaper).

On my end, I'm going after new social media accounts and trying to become a freelance writer. The issue I'm facing is that when I have to decide between giving myself time to write and watching my beautiful son, he wins out every time.

As it should be, n'est pas?

Naturally, this makes things sticky. Kyle and I have agreed that I have a year to make a certain amount from home. If Jack turns one and I'm still not bringing in enough, I'll have to go out and get an office job. Which is certainly sentiment enough for me to bust my ass and try to make it happen.

Because I love being at home with my boy more than anything.

Working moms, any suggestions on how to be most successful in the limited time you have? At this point, I welcome any and all tips!


  1. You go girl! I would say I'm my biggest obstacle in getting things done, not Hudson. He always eats and sleeps at the same time. I find that I'm more efficient when I specifically schedule a task- ie I'm going to update my sorority's website during the morning nap instead of just thinking, oh I need to get that done. Otherwise I find myself wasting time in the black hole of Pinterest, blogs, and other random crap. Sorry for the epic novel of a comment!

  2. I'm going to be in the exact same boat as you soon. I really don't know how i'm going to keep running my business from home and be a good mommy. I just know that I have to do it so I'm going to do it. Things will just have to work out. Good luck, Elizabeth and keep us posted!


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