We've both faced different challenges along the way, but I can honestly say that the one that has taken over my life (only a slight exaggeration!) is the one that I'm sure most working mums talk about - a lack of time. The fact that there are never enough hours in the day!!! I'm sure I won't be the first (or the last) to struggle with my time management. Sometimes I feel like I belong in a circus - I'd be one of those weird looking clowns that juggles with the crazy eyes having a bad hair day!
What am I juggling you ask? Well, just to name a few...a husband (almost like having another child occasionally!), a 3 year old, 7 month old, emergency teaching, tutoring three evenings a week, kinder runs, swimming lessons and all the never ending jobs that come part and parcel with having a home (the washing machine and I have a very close relationship). Somewhere in there I attempt to carve out some time to create new products / resources, help to manage our TPT store, check emails, learn how to use Pinterest, update our Facebook status and now I can add blogging to the To-Do list!
The last few months have taught me two very valuable lessons (especially if I want to keep my sanity):
1. I really need to brush up on my juggling skills!
2. Accept that often it is near impossible to keep all those balls in the air successfully and if you want to not just do something but give it your absolute best, something else usually has to give (the house cleaning in my case).
I've learnt that I need to let the little things go in favour of the more important things. So if you come to visit me then yes - my house will most likely look like a bomb has hit it BUT I did get to play with my children, make them laugh and read them a story or two. Deciding not to vaccuum today also means that I got to feed my love of creating..oh and email Carley of course! So if you do nothing else - take the time today to do something you love - I'm betting you'll feel better for it :)
Another lesson...? If you ever want to get work done - stay away from social media..now that's a whole different blog post on its own!!!'
'TIll next time - Annette :)