A Serious Question {and a Flamingo}…

Happy Monday to you all! I’m running at turtle speed this morning. I’ve already consumed two cups of coffee and I’m thinking about starting on a third. With Summer here and school out, it’s already called for late nights and early mornings. Speaking of Summer, I have a question for all of you working moms with kids at home…….how do you do it?? Seriously! Do you work from home with your kids also at home? And if so, how do you keep them busy while you plug away? Because my office is in my home, it’s just them and I! I’m thinking about putting my kids in a few summer camps but on the days that they are home, I need some creative ideas so that they are not consumed with TV. Just a Monday thought!

Image via Petite Passport. How cool is that Flamingo???

 

5 comments on “A Serious Question {and a Flamingo}…

  1. Abbie on said:

    We have thought of getting a trampoline.

  2. petal and plume on said:

    i am not a mother and cannot answer your question, but i can encourage you by saying that i adore your blog!
    xx
    http://petalandplume.blogspot.ca

  3. Becky on said:

    Such a tough quandary! I have four and have always worked from home, first as a graphic designer, then as a flower farmer, now as a floral designer. My oldest is 16 and youngest is 6 and I am still figuring it out. I have found lately that letting them know what I expect – and realizing that its OK for me to expect some time for me when we’re all home together all day – is huge. I used to feel guilty if I wasn’t constantly entertaining or waiting on them, but then realized that that’s unrealistic. I still wrestle with regularly having to stop and start my work. I like to get into a flow and go with it, especially when I’m designing for a big event and trying to stay organized and on task. Regular reminders to myself that I want this life are important, and relaxing and not being so rigid about how this are “supposed to be” are necessary. To keep them busy on work days or rainy days, I am OK with TV (especially when it’s 95 degrees outside) and try to keep a craft bin of stuff we don’t usually have for the summer. I have small rewards like a trip for fro-yo, a fun outing or just playing a board game with them if they let me work uninterrupted. Hope it helps, and have a great summer. -Becky www.sugarfromsunshine.com

  4. simplygrove on said:

    Thank you so much for this advice, Becky! You sound like a fantastic mom!

  5. simplygrove on said:

    I need a trampoline!

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