I’m a work at home, stay at home mom. I do both… or at least I try to.
After having my first child, Charlotte Rose, in 2014, my priorities shifted from traveling the world and making my first million, to staying at home and raising Lottie while creating a business to fit my lifestyle. Two years later in 2016 Henry joined our chaos and we’ve been finding our new balance ever since.
My mind bounces back and forth from developmental activities to work deadlines. I am constantly covered in spit up, poop, or other bodily secretions, which usually means my computer, iPhone and iPad are also covered in the same. There is never enough time and nothing ever seems easy (but if it was, what fun would that be)?
My work gives me a sense of purpose and pride that I haven’t been able to give up, but Lottie and Henry are my source of pure happiness and top priority. So I am left making it work. Finding the balance between working at home, raising my babies, and the chaos that doing it all entails.
In no way am I saying, “look at me, I do it all”, actually it’s the exact opposite. Like any mom, whether working or staying at home, I feel the guilt of not doing enough, not feeling grateful enough and for those thoughts that get stuck in your head saying “I can’t do this anymore.”
I don’t sugar coat anything on this blog, so if you are a mom with strong opinions please be warned. This isn’t a place for you to pontificate on your judgmental, there is only one best way to do it, type of parenting. I believe in making it work, which looks different for every mom.
I don’t use cloth diapers. I do breastfeed. I hate cutting baby fingernails. And sometimes I turn the music up loud in the car when they get fussy. I’m not perfect (far from it) and that’s OK.
I’m learning every day to be a little bit more patient and a little bit more organized, but mainly I’m learning to dance in the chaos of life, embrace every moment, both good and bad, and always have a cup of coffee nearby.
I created One Year Fit because I was tired of hearing about quick fix diets. I believe focusing on healthy habits and creating a lifestyle around those habits is the only way to be successful long term. I would love to have you join our OYF community and start keeping each accountable as we make big changes over the next year.