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On August 14th, it will mark 2 months since our relocation from Miami Beach, FL to Los Angeles, CA. All our family is in Florida so it was just us. I nurse my 3 month old baby every 3 hours and take care of my very social, outgoing, witty 4-year-old son that’s not the type to sit down for too long.
Back in Florida, my son would attend school for 3 hours /3 days a week and my mother in law took care of him until 5pm. So I was used to get working done during the day. At first, I was taking my son to The Coop so he can play with the kids in an indoor playground while I use their WI-FI access to get work done until 3pm. After 3pm, we took advantage of Pinz amazing $2 dollar bowling deal before 4pm, do some Math Readiness /Kindergarten workbooks, outdoor playground, enjoy the 4pm games at the library, replenish our book supply, etc until it was time to go home for us to have dinner as a family.
After 3 weeks of going to The Coop 3 times a week – my son was getting bored with the schedule, so it was time to change things up. So now I’ve given up in trying to work during the day and work after dinner when the kids are tucked in bed. On Thursdays, I swap with my husband and those are the days I line up meetings while he hangs out with the boys.
Yeah, we can get a nanny….they sure are everywhere during the day! I’m just not ready to have a nanny take care of our kids when they got us. So, I’m trying to figure out a system where I can still wheel and deal while enjoying my mommyhood.
Naturally, my son watching his parents work on a social gaming site, he wanted part of the action. So….one day while having my son film me feed our 3 month old boy (great way to keep the 4-year-old entertained, by the way) and realizing how much I enjoy my son’s conversations…..my son and I decided to launch Conversations with a 4 year old to capture my son’s funny moments and insights as a way to share with our family back in Florida.
I personally felt the “I must get work done during the day” pressure but the kind of work I do can also get done at night (social media campaigning for clients while building our audience for rivvid.com) – plus I have my Thursdays for conference calls. After having that breakthrough in not having that pressure in the back of my mind, I can now simply enjoy being in the present moment with my kids and having a ball with my little butterballs while they still “like to hang out with mom.”