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Balancing Motherhood and Work

Feb 2, 2018 | Motherhood | 2 comments

The Art of Balancing Motherhood And Work

 

Motherhood is never easy and I never thought it would be, not even for a moment.  What I hadn’t considered was how I would find time for balancing motherhood and work as well as all the other things that I enjoy doing.

When I had my first child, it really was a shock to my system.  No longer could I wake up whatever time I wanted, eat when I wanted or even take a bath when I wanted.

My life had been completely taken over by this tiny little human being. What made it even more difficult was that I loved him so much that I happily did anything that he needed.  My heart officially had 2 walking legs.

Balancing motherhood and work

Before I knew it I was pregnant again with baby number 2, 3 and then 4 (obviously not all at the same time).  I quickly began to realise that “time” was no longer my friend.

I had to now find time to homeschool, time for balancing motherhood and time to work on the things that made me “Dela” and not just the children’s mum.  I had to find time to be me and do the things that I love and that make me whole.

Blogging, doing my youtube videos and consulting all give me space to have a creative outlet.

So have I found some magic remedy for balancing motherhood and work that I can share with the world?

 

Nope!

It’s very simple and no secret.  I schedule in everything that I need to get done in a day.  That is the only way it all works for me.  I can whole heartedly see the difference between days that I have planned and ones where I have followed the wind so to speak.

My motherhood / work  day usually goes a little like this:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Breakfast (Yes I schedule in breakfast otherwise I will not eat)
  • Catch up on emails
  • Lunch (Look over what needs to be done for the day)
  • Homeschool
  • Record a video, respond to emails or work on the blog.
  • Dinner
  • Put the children to bed
  • Blog whilst the children are asleep and make a to-do list for the next day.

 

Motherhood and work to do list
Without my to-do list I really would get nothing done.  Most of my blog posts are written late in the evening when everyone is asleep, as that is when I can function best of all without disturbance.  Needless to say I am a night owl.

If you have any methods that help you to keep time whilst being a mother I would love to hear them. Drop me a comment below!

 

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