How can I find balance between raising my daughter, and trying to do the things I need to do (prepare meals, laundry, housework) and the things I like to do (read blogs, enter giveaways, hunt coupons). I didn’t think it would be a breeze, a little windy maybe, but I see a hurricane brewing..lol
I have playtime, tv time and learning time for my daughter, so I feel after awhile of one activity it is my turn to sit back and do my thing while she plays. Yeah right, what was I thinking! My daughter is almost 2 and very active, and is constantly wanting up on my lap. and quite consistent when she is trying and after many many NO’s I eventually give in since I can’t get much done at this point.
My daughter is at that stage where she knows how to drive me crazy by continuously doing what she is asked not to do. I know she isn’t quite 2 yet and doesn’t fully understand, so everything that is said is repetitive and I hope one day soon, she grasps what NO really means the way she understands the concept of other words she has learned.
I have been doing research, tutorials and reading books about HTML, blogging, taking notes, and applying what I have learned to my blog so I can make this a fabulous life experience. When you have a daughter that likes to be around you and touch BUTTONS, it isn’t exactly easy, I lose stuff, my laptop freezes, and then I have to start over.
I am not alone, I do have a hubby, who tries his best when he is home to help keep the little one busy, but some how she seems to always end up back over to by me. I stop again and wait for another chance.
My next chance seems to come after bedtime until just before morning. What can I say, she loves her Mama and her Mama loves her. I sacrifice for her putting myself last so I end up staying up late to do what I need to. No matter how late I stay up I always seem to be up between 5-6 a.m. when I begin my day again.
I know I am not the only mother out there who has struggled, is still struggling or has over come the struggle of balancing family, life and the world of blogging. Are there any helpful tips or advise that you believe is of great value for this challenging lifestyle?
I want to be able to spend quality time with my daughter and give my blog the time it deserves.