Okay so I've been kinda MIA lately. Partly because I've been working on some custom orders and new designs for the shop but mostly because I've been feeling guilty about spending so much time on my computer and phone. Now that I'm not working a full time job I thought I would have plenty of time to blog, sew, photograph, tweet, facebook, etc. and still spend lots of time loving on my girls. However, that's not the case. I'm finding that I'm not so great at managing my time and getting in all of the fun things with what needs to be done.
Don't get me wrong, I love this blog. I love that you people actually read this stuff. I love making pretty things. I love sharing them with you. But most of all, I love my little family and I'm not giving them what I should.
So...somehow I've got to figure out how to be present and enjoy the girls during the day, spend time with the hubs at night, and do what I love. I'm open to suggestions. In my head I had it worked out that I would get blog/shop stuff done during nap time. The problem is that my oldest doesn't nap and hasn't since she was 18 months old. So while my youngest is napping, my oldest wants me to spend time with her. Which makes complete sense and I hate telling her no so I'm not going to. I also thought about only working at night, but then I have no time with my husband. What to do? What to do?
I mean, I know it can be done. Lots of lovely ladies do it every day. But how? When I was working, I stayed up into the wee hours of the night blogging and sewing but I just don't feel like I should have to do that anymore. I'm considering dedicating a certain amount of time on a certain day(s) of the week as "work time," but I don't know when or how much. I do know however, that I am most motivated and productive of the morning.
So help a girl out and let me in on your little secrets of being a stay at home mom and running a small business and blog. Mmkay? Cause something's gotta give!