Is the day already over?
Do you feel you never got anything accomplished when you work from home?
When you juggle working at home on your blog and taking care of your little one (or little ones in my case), you always feel like you never hit your daily goals.
At least for me, it does. Planning my day as a stay at home mom with a blog sometimes doesn’t happen until Sunday night at 11 pm! But, by then I’m too tired to even think about the next day.
You see others start a mom blog and wonder how are they doing it? What are their time-saving tips to manage a house and a business?
Since I started being a work at home mom, I had to learn how to fit my daily life as a mom and a mompreneur working on my blog and business.
And when I first started, I did have an effective chore plan so that at least my house looked presentable while I worked during the day. But, that was when my twins were little. My twins are five and they can sure clutter up a house quickly!
I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for five years and work-at-home mom for three years now!
I started a blog, offered a service, made money and decided to keep on blogging!
During this time, my twins went from having two naps a day to one nap a day (pure bliss), to no naps (a unicorn died that day!).
Indoor toddler activities to keep mama sane and working at home.
I started blogging when my twins weren’t yet two years old. I’ve learned over the years how to have better time management and be more productive blogging, freelance writing for my clients, course creation, and – at one time – coaching.
But, how do you keep your kids busy with toddler activities so you can finally start your blog?
Hi there mamas!
Today I thought I’d do something fun and totally free for you! If you look at my home right this minute, there’s about three loads of laundry that needs to be put away, a full load of dishes that need to be put away as well as a sink full of dirty dishes. Oh, and don’t get me started on the closets, beds and living room!
Raise your hand if you feel you aren’t productive with your time management as a mom?
You have a stain on your shirt, your hair is in a ponytail and you need a timer to remind you to brush your children’s teeth.
Okay. Maybe that was too specific and was totally about me, but you know what I mean! Being a mom AND a blogger AND an entrepreneur is hard.
I have a confession to make:
Having a mom blog is tough. After I started this blog I decided to turn it into a business. So I created a plan to grow this blog.
But let me tell you – it’s grueling for me right now. Not only because I’m also a freelance writer and I manage several blogs plus my private Facebook group for my course participants, but because blogging is a big commitment on top of having a house and children to take care of!
Let’s get real here.
If you’re a mom who works from home and have small children, it’s hard getting all those daily and menial chores done, right?
I betcha you’re reading this and you have a load of dishes to put away. Or, you have dirty dishes in the sink from last night that need to get washed.
So, you have a mom blog, eh?
Thought you could blog your little heart out as a side hustle, but now your blog is falling to the wayside.
Feel like you haven’t accomplished anything and it’s already 6 pm?
You wake up to an already full plate of tasks and it seems the list gets bigger and bigger as each hour inches by.
This is what happens to me. I’m a freelance writer and I work from home.
I have twin toddlers – a girl and boy – and every day it’s a toss up whether I’ll be able to fold that bucket of laundry that’s been sitting there for three days or if I’ll have a chance to schedule that eye exam I’ve been meaning to get done for the last month.