I love being a mamma - I truly do. I am so grateful that I am fortunate enough to have been blessed with two beautiful, healthy, daughters.
I also love having my own business.
As exhausted as I am at the end (and sometimes beginning) of each day - It's worth it.
I am doing my best to be an attentive mamma while striving to be a successful business woman - I don't think balance is possible, but I am working on integration.
Balance is unattainable, and I'd rather err on the side of my kids.
Integration is where it's at People.
To find a way to successfully blend my family with, what is essentially, a family business, is my goal.
For example, I have to do allot of traveling for my stores - (buying trips sound much more glamorous than they really are) but having my baby along makes it possible for me to blend my work life with my mothering life.
The fact that both, Tallulah Grace and Amalia Rose, are now wonderful little travelers, helps immensely.
To survive all the travel itself, I've had to devise how to do so with children in tow.
Most trips have been with Dutch Husband along, to wrangle the toddler while I'm in the appointment picking fashions for the shops.
The baby is content being worn and rocked as I go about my day buying and ordering.
So far, so good.
But as the Spring season gets underway, I need to head out more and more, and as fun as the adventure of hotel living can be, it wears thin.
The baby and I have been doing more of these trips as a duo of late and we have it down to a science. Everything from what I need from my hotel (breakfast included is a sanity saving must) rental car (pick up near hotel) and stroller (Snap & Go) to where I stop to change, feed and give me and my little companion a break (too numerous and varied to mention).
Having a routine to how I do things makes for a smoother trip, easier work day and happier children.
I feel lucky that I have the opportunity to do this.
How lucky am I to be able to do what I love, and bring my babies with me? (when necessary - I'm not sacrificing their childhood to be at work all day, People)
Having my family with me allows me to do what I do, be a loving mamma, and a modern business woman to boot.
The funny thing about luck?
It requires allot of planning, hard work and passion.
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