Work, work, work

I love working from home, it’s a lifestyle choice and for me, I know it is the right one. Sometimes though, I do find that I have so much to do that I have to just take a deep breath and keep going. 

I probably do take on too much work, but I only take on an amount that should be reasonable, all things being equal. The problem is though, all things very rarely are equal.

Our life doesn’t work like that, I doubt yours does either if you have young children. But I would never fail to complete work that I’ve accepted, so whatever happens the show must go on, and the work must get done. 

Today was a perfectly normal day. A dog walk, a train ride and a trip to the park. The girls went to my dad’s house with my hubby this evening while I did a bit of work. As normal, I took a few photos during the day. So here is “a normal day” in photos. 

Mercifully, the girls are both in bed now and I’ve only got about two or three hours of work to do, so I should be in bed by midnight or just a little after. This is an improvement because often it can be after 2 am. 

Sometimes though, it would be nice just to have a day off, I can’t remember the last time I had a complete day off. I miss having time to be a wife as well as a mum and a freelancer. I know it sounds daft, but time with my husband is the thing that has really slipped since work got a bit manic. 

On the plus side though, I spend every day with the girls and will continue to do so until they go to school – and even then there is a possibility that I might end up home schooling if we can’t get them into a nice school. 

So there we are, the reality of being a work from home mum. It’s not all rosy, but when it comes down to it, I’m happy with my lot. 

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6 Comments

  1. December 31, 2014 / 7:33 am

    I take my hat off to you . I couldn’t be a wahm. I go out to work 3 days and it’s just right . It’s that little break I need.

    Love the Afro picture

    • monsterid December 31, 2014 / 8:39 am

      Thank you. I do love it and it’s definitely right for us but it is hard sometimes and I do occasionally envy people who get to go to work for a break 😉

  2. Honest Mum
    December 31, 2014 / 9:51 am

    Loved reading this, your daughters are gorgeous and like you I work from home. Alexander is starting nursery in Jan at nearly 2 1/2 and I’m really sad. My Mum helps me here and I’m used to a flexible but still full time way of working. It’s a couple of days a week but I’m dreading it although I know he’ll hopefully love it once settled and it will help me with structure. Do feel lucky my blogging job allows me to spend so much time with my kids. Happy New Year xx

    • monsterid December 31, 2014 / 10:27 am

      Aw thank you. Yeah, Libby will be going to nursery for 15 hours in September, I can’t believe she’ll be three by then, where on earth does the time go?? All the best for 2015.xx

  3. January 13, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    i often think i would love to work from home , although i have no idea at all what i could do. But then i think you must only get a chance to actually work when your children are in bed and/or your partner is off work. At least you have found a job that you can work around your family life though and are earning money. All my wages go on childcare which is why i think i will be looking for a new job after my maternity leave ends xx
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    • monsterid January 13, 2015 / 5:40 pm

      Hi Lindsay, it’s not as difficult as it sounds to find work from home, there is a lot out there if you know where to look. I’d be happy to chat to you about it and point you in the direction of what I’m doing if it is of any help to you. It’s all freelance though, so no guarantee of work each month but I make enough to be comfortable and certainly more than if the kids had to be in childcare.xx

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