I found this wonderful quote when I had just agreed to take on some work and this blog was in full swing and I knew life had the potential to go a little loco. This was exactly how I wanted to approach my ‘working’ life. I promised myself that I would be present with the kids and focus on them and that I wouldn’t sit down to work if I didn’t think I could give my employers 100%.
Then I started work. Admittedly, it was the short week between Easter and Anzac Day that really sent me off the rails, as the work I planned to do at night had to be done very quickly during the day. Within about a split second, I had already broken most of the rules I’d made, like Henry watching too much TV, juggling a grizzly Annie on my hip whilst tapping at the keyboard and relying a lot on my husband’s offers to help.
So today I’d like to call on working mums to share their pearls of wisdom on the all-important work/kids balance. How do you do it? What little tricks have helped you? How do you switch off your worries about the kids while at work? And how do you forget about work’s long to-do list while you’re enjoying your children? I don’t just want to hear from office-dwelling darlings but also mums who manage to work at home, or in the weekends, or any number of wacky ways you have to bring home a little bacon?