Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Being a Mumtrepreneur

School holidays are here. This time instead of planning something special and exciting for each day we have just taken each day as it has come. This is Matthews first official "school holidays" so it has been nice to just revert back to how it used to be.

There is another factor though, business does not stop during school holidays, the 3 mornings I have child free are vital to getting essentials completed so I am having to work around these. Today was one of those days when I basically had my laptop open all day working on the newsletter and website piece by piece in between finding lego pieces, building lego ships, making lunch and dancing with the boys.

This is a common event in our house, but I choose to see it from the positive. Yes I miss out on being a mum 24/7 and being there playing with them all day however,

A) I think this is a sugar coated dream in my head and I bet you can ask any fulltime mum if she spends 9 hours a day playing with her child and I think you would find she bursts out laughing!

B) The positive side is that I am here! If Luke or Matthew fall and hurt there knee, I can be there to kiss it better, I can sneak in a quick lego build, I can have a workout dance with them or have a look at what they just created. As long as I choose to do it! If I hear "Mummy" my response should always be to get up and go, not the dreadful "I'll be their in a minute" This is not a way to make others feel guilty but as a work at home mum, I have to choose to do this otherwise I would just be a work at home, an entrepreneur and I would feel lost!

Housework does suffer though! I found lots of messy piles throughout our house, but I am so pleased that I am not a pristine clean mummy, the boys had so much fun today they were so good and just played for hours together


I very much sensed that this week could get pretty intense with having each others company 24/7 so I added a new rule to the behaviour chart. This week they could earn a special present if they got no more than 2 red stickers and at least 5 green stickers against each other on the charts.

I have mostly enjoyed watching them be best buddies this week, staying in their pj's till lunch time and enjoying each others company

I want to record a journey - a story of what it is like to be a mum and a business owner at the same time. My new resolution is to post at least once a week of the ups and downs of being a Mum and Entrepreneur combined!

1 comment:

  1. So worth writing about the journey - and reminding yourself always of the pleasures and the privilege have a great holiday