As of late, I’ve been struggling with what type of blog topics I should write, but what topic I wanted to jump on was my life as a work from home parent. As you may have noticed the blog has gone through some changes, but it still portrays all of the things that I love, which range from motherhood & family, crafting(DIYS), and cooking. It really is transitioning into a southern blog.
What do I do?
Now that all of the info has been put on the table, let’s get into what my life entails as a work from home mama. Well to start off, not many of my readers know that I am a multi-entrepreneur. If you have more than one niche than let it work for you. It’s all about finding the balance. One of my first “businesses” is my lifestyle brand which has or currently in the process of launching. My lifestyle brand is a combination of blogging, YouTubing (I’m still rusty), and writing a book. Yes! You read that write, I am in the process of writing a book. This process is definitely a work in progress, but I am making it work. My goal is to have the book mostly written before Baby Pearson’s arrival (fingers crossed). Another one of my entrepreneurial endeavors is I am a freelance writer and photographer. After taking so many pictures with my phone I graduated to a digital camera with some pretty awesome lenses. One of the most amazing this about my photography I get the chance to practice with my friends, family, and my church. It’s been about a year since I have started taking pictures as one of my full-time gigs. Freelance writing has been one of my passions for a few years now. Did I even mention that I am published in a southern magazine-The Southern Scene Magazine out of Tallahassee, Florida. I write for a variety of columns, such as Part of the family which focus on your pets, Positive Parenting and Swag duh(basically it is about the latest trends and necessities. My third business is that I cater for small events (check out The Southern Chefette for my food blog post). My last or current business is that my mother and I are partners in owning a supportive living nonprofit. Our primary focus is to provide rehabilitative (sober living) housing, homeless housing for veterans and teaching how to live a sober and healthy lifestyle.
How do I balance it all?
Netflix lol…Yes, I said it, but for real I try to get work done before the kid wakes up or during quiet hours. Things can be a bit easier if you find something such as setting a daily schedule will be really helpful.
A usual day…
7:00-8:00 am-Wake Up(make calls, check emails, etc.)
8:00-8:30 am- Kid wakes up
9:00-11:00 am- Playtime(maybe a chance for mommy to work)
11:00-12:00 pm- Lunchtime
12:00-1:00 pm- Cartoons/movies
1:00-3:00 pm-Quiet time or naptime (worktime)
3:00- I try to stretch my workday so that I am done before my husband returns home from work
4:00-6:00pm-Prep for dinner
7:00-9:00 pm Family Time/Bathtime/Bedtime
Every day is different so the times and routine will vary, especially when your toddler can be stubborn or your husband’s work schedule is never consistent. Life as a work from home mom definitely has its ups and downs, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. My toddler is about to become a big sister and that gives me the chance to spend more time with her before Baby Boy Pearsons’ arrival.
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