Balancing Business and Baby

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Disclaimer: Balancing business and baby is not easy. When it comes to parenting I’ve learned that there’s no one step approach. There’s the “what works for you” approach. Everyone is in different situations and has different work schedules. I thought I would share a few tips for how I balance mommy time with work time with you guys and hope I can help someone else out in the same situation. I also love when you guys leave tips for me as well. We can all learn from each other!

1.  Everyone has “those days”. The ones where you can barely get anything done and you feel like a failure as a parent and a business person. I’ve learned that these come on about once every 2 weeks. They usually appear after a night of no sleep and an extra cup of coffee won’t even do the trick. On these days I realize what’s going on and try not to beat myself up about it. If you’re having one of these days and you constantly stress about how you aren’t getting enough done, it just makes it that much worse.

2. Realize that you may have to work odd hours. Especially if you own your own business or work from home. I usually end up working after Noah goes to bed for a couple of hours in the evenings because I know I’m going to have uninterrupted work time. This also helps me not feel as bad if I need to take an hour nap in the morning while Dylan gets up with Noah.

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3. Get help if you can. For us this isn’t really much of an option right now. Child care is so expensive and I just don’t see the point in putting the little guy in childcare unless our income was to drastically increase. I also am of one of those control-freak parents that would be stressing about him all day and probably get less work done than if he were just at home. Maybe when he’s a little older we will think more about it. If you don’t want to do childcare get the help of family and friends for babysitting. If your parents live in town, consider yourself very lucky.

4. Get your little one on some sort of schedule. When you can tell yourself “Okay, I’m going to attempt to put baby down at 9:00 for a morning nap” you know that during that nap it’s power-work time. By power-work I mean get as much done as humanly possibly during that nap time. Imagine you are Bradley Cooper in the movie Limitless. I’ve noticed this helping a lot until my little guy started teething. During those peaks in developmental stages everything sort of goes out the window.

5. Have a sense of humor. Because sometimes stuff is going to go haywire. Have a laugh, pour a cup of coffee, snuggle your little one, and realize that in this moment you are happy, healthy, and fortunate.

Oh and I must mention Noah’s adorable outfit and my t-shirt in this post are from Little Beans Clothing. The shop has the cutest pieces for momma and baby!


  1. T Austin on July 14, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Ah – I remember those days. The whole day is divided up into three increments – nap, eat, awake time, repeat! It takes awhile to get accustomed!

  2. carly on July 14, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Great tips! Being a working mommy can be so tricky
    Dresses & Denim

  3. AJ Garner on July 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I had one of those days, yesterday. Ugh! I feel like I keep getting these clues to let me know that everything is going to be okay. Thanks…easy read!

  4. Siedah Mitchum on July 14, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I don’t have kids, but I am babysitting my nephew (1 year and 9 mos) as I type this. I have shared on my twitter page because I associate with plenty or biz moms. Great share!

    • on July 14, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Awe, thanks for sharing 🙂 xoxo

  5. Mandi on July 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    love this so much <3 i'm not yet a mama, but I am a business woman & wife who works from home and I feel you on the finding balance. I normally don't put links in comments but this post reminded me so much of one I just wrote I wanted to share –

    • on July 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Nice! Great minds think alike 🙂

  6. Ashley on July 15, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Your right there is only “your way” in the matter with kiddos. I don’t have kids but I do run a summer and after school program at our local youth club. It can be hard to get the specific stuff done throughout the day, but when you do have the little extra time you haul your but to get it down.

  7. Mandie on July 15, 2015 at 10:39 am

    This is great to read. I’m days away from having my first child and I’m getting anxious about the new schedule and human to be introduced. Thanks for sharing! I hope in a few months I’ll be able to add to this!

    Mandie from

    • on July 15, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Awe, this is a very exciting time for you 🙂 Bookmark this post for later! 🙂

  8. Nicole @ Simply Nicole on September 28, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Great tips! I’m not a mom yet, but I struggle with balancing my blog, working full-time, and being a good wife. It’s all a balancing act!

    • on September 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Thanks Nicole! Hope these tips helped. Yes, it is such a balancing act!

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