Thanks for joining me last week for our first Coffee Date, I hope you enjoyed reading a little more about the things that were going on for me last week.
Grab a coffee, pull up a chair and join me for another coffee date, there is lots to talk about this week.
If we were having a coffee date I would tell you that I couldn’t stop laughing when I turned from the computer to see this scene. Just goes to show that if my kids are left to their own devices for me to do a little work on the computer, this is what I should expect to happen.
I love my morning coffee and I love a chance to sit down with friends and visit. Since we are friends that just haven’t met let’s grab our coffees and sit down for a chat.
If we were having a coffee date I would tell you about how much I love taking the kids to the YMCA in the morning so I get 2 hours of childcare to get work done. Ben doesn’t love it but I am convinced if I keep trying eventually he will enjoy it.
I have been a stay at home mom since Sophie was born in September 2010. So for the last 3+ years I have put most of my focus and energy into my family and home. I am by no means complaining because I am fully aware of how lucky I am to be able to stay home with my kiddos. It’s just very easy to lose yourself in the day to day of being a mom and forget that before you had kids you had interests outside them.
Finding balance in my life for all of the things I am involved in is difficult. My main job right now is being a stay at home mom and for any of you who are doing the same you know that is an all consuming job. Between coop preschool for both kids, weekly rotating playdate, ballet, visits with my family and general house stuff like laundry, cleaning and meals there is little time for anything else. I find that I am waking up early and staying up late so I have time for my business. I let the kids watch one more show so I can write a blog post or finish a sewing project, but I don’t want this time with my kids to be wasted.