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November 17, 2009

Writer, Mother, Whatever

This whole work/life balance thing is not balancing...I have recently had a lot of really interesting writing assignments. One for this magazine, another article on Teacher Gifts for Under $25 and a new newsletter for this great parenting resource.

In addition, the day-to-day growth of this famous on-line parenting magazine (a-hem - yes Parent Club) - freelancing writing life has been a wonderfully challenging, diverse, successful profession of late.

Unfortunately, "life" is tanking a bit.

Thing 2: Maman, where are YOU?
Me: In the office
Thing 2: it's dark
Me: the light bulb went out and I haven't changed it yet (and by 'I' I mean "I keep forgetting to ask my prince to change it")
Thing 2: why are you working at bedtime?
Me: because I have an article due (and I stopped working when you came home from school and then made snack and then supervised homework and then made dinner and unpacked the lunchboxes and then washed the dishes and then found clean underwear for you for tomorrow that was buried in the laundry which I haven't folded yet and then I put you in pjs
Thing 2: can I watch tv?
Me: sure...

It's like having two full time jobs. The profile I have on my twitter page sums it up:

Bio: Writer/Mother/sock finder/Blogger/laundress/Community Editor/mitten matcher/Researcher/nose wiper/buzz creator/Moderator/whatever...

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2 Comments:

At November 18, 2009 at 8:42 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Just be glad you don't have to add commuting to your schedule...and that you can really work whenever you feel like it most of the time...stopping to make dinner help with home work etc. likely at a reasonable time instead of having to cram it all into the 2 hours between when you get off the GO train and put the kids to bed...and oh yeah lets not forget picking the kids up at daycare...there is no bus to bring them back close to my door...

And then you don't have to remember to pack up your work and laptop so you can take it back to the office with you the next day just to bring it home again since things just don't always seem to get done at the office during the work day...the work day at the office is just for meetings right...work really gets DONE elsewhere right!

It may seem like things are overtaking you but be happy for the freedom you do have that lots of others do not.

And if thing X will actually wear the pair of undies you found in the laundry with no hissy fit you are ten steps ahead of me girl...all of a sudden none of the undies (or the new undies - 4 different brands) seem to be acceptable these days!!!

 
At November 20, 2009 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Parent Club said...

apparently it all gets easier as the kids grow older (and by grow older - I mean become of age to move out of the house)

:-)

 

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