I really love my job. I love blogging and social media with all my heart. There is no way I would be half as happy nor fulfilled if I quit, turned off my internet and sold my iPhone and focused 100% on just being at home. I am sorry, it is not going to happen.
I would get depressed. I’d feel like I lost a limb – I would certainly be losing my creative expression and lose touch with tons of friends.
But there is one slight problem with working at home and being a mom of small children: the balance. When I focus on my blog, the house chores suffer. Dishes pile up, laundry overtakes my room. So then I attack my house and then I miss deadlines or I don’t interact with my followers on facebook and twitter.
It is very difficult. Very.
I started to implement of schedule during the day. I only spend 5-10 minute spurts online – a facebook comment here, a tweet there, a blog comment or two – then I am off and doing chores and playing with kids. It worked fabulously until Josh started to work 80 hours a week. I lost my evening work time. The blog started to suffer.
Then, so did the house.
Finally, he began to come home early one night a week and I pre-wrote posts, scheduling them to publish throughout the week.
This works really well for me. But what else can I do to balance life more?
Here is a video I made asking this same thing, I’d love your tips!