Being a Business owner requires you to be laser focused when you need to get work done. But thats easier said than done with kids running around the house.
I love working from home and raising my kids. Having the ability to yell LET'S GO TO THE PARK! at noon on Friday is one of my favorite perks of owning my own photography business. But to have that flexibility you need to get work done first. There is a common misconception that people who work from home can sleep in until noon. Well maybe it's true for some people but myself it is not. With the kids waking up at 9ish the only quiet time I have to get some uninterrupted work done is before they wake up which is also when I feel most creative. So I maximize that time by waking up at 5:30 or 6. Start a pot of coffee and get to work on the projects that take the most of my mental capacity. By the time the kids wake up I've put a huge dent in my To-Do list and can then just tend to the rest of my work like emails leisurely throughout the day. I still struggle to find that work/family balance but my hope is that everyday I get just a littttle bit better.