Nesting

I have been in serious nesting mode this week.  It’s been hard for me to focus on anything else.  I’ve got all the baby’s clothes washed, folded, and in the new dresser.  The crib is set up, and the car seat is installed in the car.  I’ve got the bags for the hospital packed as much as they can be.  I’ve sewn some burp cloths, and have a diaper basket ready. The only loose ends are my desire for muslin swaddle blankets and my dirty house.  Unfortunately that new years resolution hasn’t held on well during the last part of my pregnancy(consistently keeping my house clean).  I am not a fantastic housekeeper.  I will be some day, but right now, it’s not a fight I have time for.  Being a mom and starting up a business is difficult to manage.

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Well, moms have a triangle as well. Network marketing is uniquely compatible with being a stay at home mom, which is the reason many moms choose to go this route.  As I’ve had the opportunity to talk to many moms within network marketing, they all have some trouble balancing these three things.  I am not an exception.

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Obviously, as a mom, your top priority is always your kids, but you also want your business to succeed, and you don’t want to live in a dump either.  I guess you know which two I have chosen lately.  When I come up with a perfect solution, I’ll let you know. Haha.  Anyway, I’ll be 38 weeks on Sunday.  I’ve never actually gone past 38 weeks, so hopefully he comes soon!

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When You Just Want to Nap…

This week I’ve been trying hard for consistency.

It’s hard.

The hardest part is doing something productive when I just want to take a nap.

I’m 35 1/2 weeks pregnant.  If this baby comes at the same time that my previous baby did, I will have a baby in 2 1/2 weeks. Yikes!

I don’t want to give myself excuses though.

Monday, I naturally felt energized and productive.  I got so many things done, and felt on top of the world.  It’s impossible for everyday to feel like that though.  It’s not a great triumph to do something because I feel like it.  I want to be able to get past “I don’t feel like it,” and I felt like yesterday was a great success with that.

On Tuesday, I was exhausted.  I needed to clean.  I needed to get some business stuff done.  I needed to take care of my kids.  I wanted to nap.

The thing that has helped me the most during those days are little things.  I don’t put pressure on myself to get the whole world in order.  I started with little things.  I started a load of laundry.  I posted a picture quote I had created a previous day to Instagram.  I wrote a post to my business group.  I worked my way up to talking to business prospects.  It was a lot harder to do than it was on Monday, when I wanted to do all those things; when I had energy.

I didn’t get as much on Tuesday, but I am so proud of what I did accomplish, because it was so much harder to do.  I am working to be consistent in my good habits.  Good habits are what bring me closer to my goals.  That is where I want to be.

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Connecting

We ended up visiting the “suicide slide”  today. 😉  Admittedly, there are definitely bigger thrills in the world, but for a two-year-old, this slide takes the cake for thrills.

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As far as business is concerned, Evan and I have been focusing a lot on the importance of personal connections.  I usually start off my day by posting on Instagram.  I then comment and engage on other people’s posts.  I want to genuinely connect with people, and Instagram is great way of meeting people with common goals.  While I am connecting with people online for business purposes, my kids are usually parked in front of Disney Jr, eating cereal.  It doesn’t last all morning, but using the TV as a babysitter generally triggers some mommy guilt if I’m not careful with my time.  I try to make them my priority (it’s easy to meander on social media).  While it is important to connect with others for business purposes, it is more important to connect with these two awesome boys.

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So we went to the park.

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He found a stick.

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Lunchtime came, and it was time to leave.  Some took it better than others.

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I hope you can make the time in your lives to connect with those people that are the most important, and connect with new people as well.  Human connection is really the most important part of life.  Let’s make it worth it. 🙂

 

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