Friday, November 2, 2012

SAHM/WAHM/Mompreneur

Is there really a balance between being a stay at home mom, a work at home mom and a mompreneur?  If there is, it is elusive but there are definitely perks to trying to have it all.

This post was orginally published on my old blog www.colourstogo.ca.  Since then my son has started full day school which takes away the stay at home portion of my life but with a new blog I am still struggling to find the perfect balance. 
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I am a stay at home mom (SAHM) who turns into a work at home mom (WAHM) when my son goes to school in the afternoons. I also run my own small business making me a bonafide "mompreneur".


The WAHM portion of my life just got easier due to a new phone system installed at my office. Instead of calling in for messages, the system is forwarding them to my cell phone. This is great except that now I am available at all times of day (unless I turn my cell phone off). So, when a friend tagged me in this cartoon on Facebook today and it made me laugh. This was me last week!



Cartoon: Cathy Thorne


I am doing my best to remain a SAHM in the mornings and a WAHM in the afternoons but I must admit that there are times when I do cross that line. As many of you WAHMs can relate to; sometimes sounding professional is difficult. Hey, at least we don't have video-cameras - that would put a quick end to any semblence of professionalism we might just manage to impart. This my friend is the glamorous life of a WAHM and I wouldn't change it for anything!

What are your funny WAHM moments?
 
 
 

2 comments :

  1. For four years I was a WAHM with running my own online fabric store and doing web development work as well. I couldn't handle it after I had my second. I felt so guilt I was always WAHM and not SAHM so this year I decided to stop everything and just be a SAHM.

    I started my blog recently but am finding it's still consuming a bit of my time (well the social media aspect of it). Always a struggle for me and I never know when to stop working - I say this and it is 1AM in the morning ;)

    Can't think of any funny WAHM moments off the top of my head but I'm sure I will once I get a proper's night sleep. Ask me in a few years ;)

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    1. Finding balance when you're running your own business is almost impossible. I am actually wrapping up that side of my life too.

      It is hard to set limits but especially with social media playing a part in your blogging lifr. It is important though so you don't burn out. Remember 90% of bloggers turn it in before the 1 year mark.

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