How to Work with a Baby?
I am sorry to disappoint you, but there is no one way that works for everyone. I will never believe those articles about super humans who manage to be perfect mums, wives and work at the same time. I am afraid that this kind of articles make many mums frustrated and disappointed when they can't meet their expectations.
Is it possible to work while taking care of a baby? I think so. Read this article to see few tips how it works for me: 5 Tips for Working from Home with a Squeaky Baby. But I will never say that it is easy and that you can do a full-time job. At least for me, that is not possible if I want to give time to my little one.
Fight: My little evil makes me feel guilty and cries a lot if I spend too much time on the PC or doing my work in general.
Result: 1:0 for baby
Before being a mum, I could spend 14 hours on the computer straight, without standing up for any other reason than the bathroom or coffee and snacks refill.
These can't be healthy, right?
I let baby win and I changed my priorities. Because a happy healthy mama and happy little evil is a basic rule to my inspiration and great work results.
My priorities before baby:
My priorities after baby:
- Baby poo sneaking out of the diaper
- Baby needs boob, boob needs baby (mamas will understand)
- Dance with baby to the most stupid songs I ever heard
- Baby doctor appointments
- Reading baby articles that freak me out for no reason
- Husband & dog (need to share the time)
- All the rest if there is time
Dear working mums or stay-at-home dads, what are your priorities?