My Challenge: I started my own business when my girls were three years old. Yes, I have twins. They are now twelve. I work from home, so that leaves me vulnerable to interruptions. Every year I have to adjust to their schedule. They started Middle School this year and that has been great. My most productive hours are in the early morning when my mind is at its best.
Occasionally, I fall into the old trap of trying to accomplish something when they are home and that always results in me feeling resentful, cranky, and invariably guilty.
I have found that although there are different challenges to overcome at different stages of their lives, as a working at home mom I need to be flexible, keep guilt at bay, and maximize every creative moment available to me.
My Reward: Looking at my girls and who they are becoming as young adults makes my heart sing. I am so happy to have been there with them every step the way. We have a solid relationship, we laugh and cry together, and when I look back and contemplate of all I could have missed, had I stayed in corporate, I rest peacefully in the knowledge that I made the right decision.