I’ve had the itch for a while now to do what a lot of stay-at-home mothers eventually do: go back to work. The problem is, I don’t have a workplace to go back to. Or a career. At least, nothing that takes me out of the house.
You might have figured this out, given my recent upsurge of blog posts. I’ve also been working hard on my Etsy store: adding and renewing listings, updating shop policies, taking inventory, and working on the overall look of the thing. I’ve also been working on a new novel, whenever I have the chance to write. The problem is, it’s hard to do these things with my kids around. For example, as I write this, my son has inadvertently unplugged my computer twice, and despite my warnings, keeps leaning in to see what I’m doing, thus putting tension on the cord. It makes me grumpy. And while it’s not his fault that he’s curious, and it’s only natural he should seek the attention of his mama, it doesn’t make for the optimal work environment. And if his sister were awake (hallelujah for nap time!)–well, I wouldn’t be able to do this at all.
Now, a lot of moms work from home, and they manage just fine. They use nap times, screen time, mornings, evenings–they fit it in wherever they can. Continue reading “Back to Work”