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Our Family Computes
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Lisa Leftover

Our Family Computes

    A family that blogs together, stays together? Maybe. Mom blogs. Dad blogs (sometimes). Son blogs. Daughter types her name and her spelling words. Her blog is surely imminent. 😉   I’ve been on my own this week. Hubby has been away at a teacher conference and I’ve been home with the kids — for their first week of summer vacation. Days spent at the beach, road trips and summer adventures have been put on hold. Yes it’s summer, but as a work-at-home mom, I still need to meet deadlines and get the job done.    Balance. That’s what I strived to find this week…   Family helped out and I am grateful. As well, my son played with his sister every morning so I could check off a few things from my to-do list.    And the newest tactic — one that seems to work for all of us — is “working” side by side. While I work on my computer, the kids work on theirs, all of us together. Not gonna lie, there were constantl interruptions…comments and queries such as, “Mum, how does this look’!” and “Listen to this!” or “How do I save?”and “Holy sh*t. I[…]

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Lisa Leftover

Do you ever feel like you’ve taken on too much? With work, or life in general? Of course you do. It’s that universal and elusive quest for work-life-balance. Some days I have it all worked out. My house is clean (relatively, as long as you don’t look closely), there’s food in the fridge and meals planned for the week and I am caught up with work assignments. Some days. Other days, I’m spinning around in circles, wondering how I got myself into this predicament.  My house looks like hell, I’m wearing the same outfit for the third consecutive day, the kids are subsisting on Goldfish crackers and grapes, I haven’t talked to family or certain friends for ages (and they’re highly unimpressed) and I’m burning the midnight oil to meet deadlines. As I cradle my head in my hands I think, “Is this it?” Sure, I’m getting by — there’s a roof over our heads, I’m working from home (because wasn’t that the plan?) and I’m taking care of my family. But to what end? At the end of the day, there’s not much left for me. I’m tired and distracted and may not have left the house (outside of[…]

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