Most days I don’t know if I am going left or right.

A normal day for me would be up at 5am, breakfast with the kids, pack school bags, put a load of washing on, load the dishwasher and out the door at 7:30am. We first head to the daycare center and drop the girls off then onto Cooper’s school by 8:30am.

I generally arrive at the studio by 9am and spend my time here answering emails, marketing my products and making some personal calls. I am then off again at 2:30pm to do the school pick up. We arrive home around 4pm and then it’s homework, dinner, bath, books and bed.

After all this is done it’s time for a little morning washing, clean up the kitchen and relax for an hour before bed time for me.

I am asked so often how do you do it all and my answer is I don’t know, I just do.

When you become a mum its like you are given these new super powers that allow you to just get everything done with the time that we are given.  My biggest flaw is allowing time for myself.

Along with my new super powers I was also given the guilt emotion. I rarely do much for myself as there is just not enough time and any little bit of time that I am given I really just enjoy spending time with my family.

Recently health issues have arisen for me and made me realise that you do need that 2 minutes to just sit, breathe and reflect.

I love reading and always have. I try to always have a new book on hand so that when the kids are watching the Wiggles I can be with them but can also do something that I enjoy.

Some day’s I want to be just a mum and other day’s I wish I had a normal admin job where I could walk in and walk out and not have the stress of being a business owner.

But to sit and reflect allows me to recognise that I have an amazing life, with a loving husband and three beautiful children. I have been able to follow my entrepreneurial spirit.

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Not everyday is easy if you are a stay at home mum, single mum, wealthy entrepreneur or somebody that is trying to accomplish it all. I have come to realise that everyone has a struggle in life. Be kind and thoughtful to all around you. Your kind words could change someone’s day.

Mums – don’t be to hard on yourselves you are doing a wonderful job and I am sure it is the best job you can be doing.

Follow your heart and follow your dreams.

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  • Mums have such busy lives caring for their family, it’s even busier when mums have to work too. Working mums are a credit to themselves, keep up the good work


  • An interesting article thanks for sharing, know the feeling quite well of balancing it all.


  • Interesting article. Always good to get all perspectives. Thank you.


  • I definitely know the feeling Good tips thank you for the info


  • I know a Mum who worked in a family business which meant her little girl had to go to childcare. They did some research and found one suitable, and by agreement made a few brief visits for the little girl to get used to her surroundings and meet some others. The first day, they arrived and only walked a few steps when the little girl said “I’m OK Mum, you can go now”. Needless to say she kept talking to her while walking inside and signing her in then beat a hasty retreat before Miss(only just) 2 year old changed her mind. As their relatives all lived interstate AB had only very rarely been left with another person – in an emergency.
    She was quite happy there for the whole day. In fact after a few weeks one Saturday she asked it she was going that day. One very happy family – no tears at all. I know a 2 y.o boy who recently was having such a good time playing with the other children and staff suddenly decided he wanted to stay, not go home. He walked down to the corridor OK but when they stopped at reception while his Dad signed him out he suddenly threw a tantrum and started to run back to his play room. His Dad had picked me up on his way home from work as I was staying with the whole family for a few days. At the same time their Mum was going to the elder one’s school a long way in the other direction (about 1 hour between the two). He cried in the car for a few minutes then started singing along to the CD. He definitely knew some of the words. He had been doing some of the “actions” for about 6 months. He goes one day a week. Sometimes he is happy to go to Childcare, other times he wants to go to his Aunty’s. He loves the children he plays with though which is great as there are no relatives with children near his age range. The neighbour’s children are around the age of the elder one and there is a 5 year gap between them.


  • We’re all in the same boat really, whether we work outside of the home or not or run our own business – no we don’t have super powers we all just have good organisational skills and do what we have to do because that’s our job. Not sure why the author of this thinks an admin job is walk in walk out, I never ran my own business but I never used to walk in my front door of a night until 6.45 pm after travelling for 45 minutes on a train, if I left work before 6.00pm I thought myself lucky, however that was the choice I made to continue to work :-)


  • Never feel bad about making “me” time. Every mum deserves it.


  • Great perspective, I enjoyed reading this.


  • Totally agree with the 2 minutes to sit and breathe


  • Wonderful article and having some time to ourselves balances life out. thanx.


  • An interesting article thanks for sharing


  • Of course we all need to make the time! :) Its just “making” it that seems hard.


  • Interesting read. You do need to make time for yourself also.


  • What a great article. We all need to be kind to ourselves.


  • Loved reading this.. I always don’t allow time for myself either as it’s so hard to think about yourself when you’ve always got kids to think of first


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