Since quitting my nursing career and having Brooke, I have been trying to keep myself busy. I set up a blog, started up a daily Vlogging Channel on Youtube, and we published our Designs shop online.
I love the opportunities that come with all of this. I never thought I would be able to be a “stay-at-home mummy”, and of course with the support from my wonderful partner Cameron.
I’m proud how far we have come, and I want us to be able to keep pushing ourselves to start up a proper “business” we can call our own. We have been brainstorming a few idea’s already but we need to put the motivation in and just do it!
There are heaps of mum’s doing it. I was always shocked to see how people simply start up their own business at home alongside being full time parents.
Working from home is still work, although there is no boss so you really only have yourself to motivate you.
I find the best time to sit down and blog or edit a vlog is around Brooke’s nap time and bedtime. It may seem easy at first but a hungry toddler WILL distract you as soon as you are in your “working zone”. So my best advice for working from home mum’s is to really motivate yourself as soon as you put your baby to sleep; grab a coffee, sit down and get stuck into what you need to do. A to-do-list will really come in handy for you too.
In saying that I find that I might have a lot of work to do when Brooke’s awake and I will quickly do it wile she’s distracted with her toys or eating her lunch, just like she is now. Haha.
No matter what Brooke always comes first, I always find the time to play with her and take her out to parks and activities.
These are the main ways I balance working from home and raising my toddler. I hope you enjoyed reading this little post.