From the Heart – Mum life Balance

As I sit down in my newly appointed office space (Blog post to come!) I can hear the the familiar drone of Peppa Pig coming from the lounge room…and for once no yelling or shouting!

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With my children seemingly occupied (momentarily) I decide to seize the opportunity to do a quick blog post…as I ponder about what I should write about in my clean and quiet little office, a familiar pang of guilt comes over me…why am I not in there with my kids. building cubby houses,playing trains or reading books – instead i’m tucked away in my little sanctuary, my little “me space” – admittedly for a short amount of time.

I have been mum now for 5 years. And for 3 of those years I have been very much a stay at home,hands on, park every day type of  mum…and loved it!  And then something changed…not long after my daugher was born, I started to look at working Mothers with envy, especially the Mum’s doing something they loved.

I decided it was time for me to kick of my little venture and pursue something that I loved whilst still being a stay at home. Oh man has it been tricky!

Tears,take away,mum guilt and a house that was constantly a mess, processed to define the first year of being  working from home. With both kids at home full time (and under my feet) I struggled to find structure and balance in my work/mum life balance.

Practice makes perfect! I am now two years into running KB Styling and I am happy to say, that although I still have moments of guilt about not being able to give my children 100% of my attention all the time,  I have found a better balance between work me and mum me.I truly feel as though it was the right time for me to something for myself and follow my dreams.

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My tips for any mums who work from home are:

Be honest with yourself!

If it’s not making you feel good anymore…stop or reassess what you are aiming for

Plan your week & day to balance time with the kids & work time!

Do what you love!

xx Kirra

 

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