Working From and At Home

August 2, 2012

Right now, I juggle my writing and other work with Bella, the house, the cleaning, the laundry, the cooking, and then playdates and activities for Bella so she doesn’t get left out. As well as all the errands.

It’s quite a lot. So I finally decided I couldn’t do it all – but my main concern was making sure Bella got the attention and interaction she needed. I can’t do it all at night but I can make sure most of the time I’m with her I’m actually with her. And if I can’t be – she’s still begin cared for, loved, and having fun.

Today I’m writing over at World Moms Blog to tell you what I did, how I manage a 30-40 hour work week with being an at home mom as well. It’s not pretty, sometimes things are left to another day, but we’re settling into a routine thanks to a certain someone.

So go – read and have a peek into my week…


  • Phase Three of Life

    August 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I read it and then had to come back to post. I currently work full-time (my 2-year-old son is in daycare) and I am trying to make a similar shift. I recently started a web writing and editing business (my background is journalism and public relations) and my husband and I are trying to move across the country. I’m hoping that once we move, I can work from home and be with Ryan. But the biggest question mark has been how I would manage work and be truly present with my child. At daycare, he does all kinds of fun art projects and activities, sings songs and learns so much. I’d hate to pull him out of that situation just to park him in front of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse while I try to get things done.

    Anyway, this has clearly been on my mind a lot lately and your solution seems like a perfect compromise and one that I hadn’t even thought of. Thank you for posting it!

  • Lacey @ KV Organics

    August 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Can’t figure out how to leave a comment over there (?), so I guess I’ll leave it here. 🙂

    Yeah, being a WAHM isn’t easy. And I can understand (and not judge) why some moms would prefer to just work outside the home, come home and be able to leave the work at the door so that home is fully home. But, for me, even with the challenges taken into account, I love the flexibility of working from home, being my own boss, making my own schedule, being able to tend to my kids when they really need me, and watch them learn independent play when I’m on the computer or phone with someone. My kids love puzzles, crafts, roughhousing with each other, building clubhouses with fire wood around the tree outside, ‘washing’ the car, educational computer games (a little too much – it’s often a battle getting them unplugged when the timer goes off to say they’re done), picking tomatoes in the garden, reading (sometimes), and making a mess. They’re not too keen on cleaning up still, but it’s fun watching them grow in their interdependence, knowing that mommy has other callings in life also and they are not the center of the universe – they are members of our family team, where we try to respect one another’s needs and support one another – and say sorry quickly for the times when we don’t. It’s always a crazy juggling act, but overall it’s good, and I love it. Lacey 🙂

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