Sunday, October 07, 2012

WAHM {Work at Home Mom}

I love being a work at home mom.  At the same time, I don't love it.  Every free minute in the day is taken up.  It sort of looks like this, in no particular order; feed, change, wipe, work, dress, feed, work, clean, clean, wash (clothes, faces, floors etc), dry, errands, play, park, colour, feed, discipline, discipline, organize, clean, work, etc.  Non stop parenting + working for 14 hours straight.  And then, usually working uninterrupted at night if I have any energy left.  Oh, and feeding Nya at 11pm and 4am.  Where is the ME time?!!!!!  Yikes.  Right now, `me time' is I get to watch what I want on tv when I'm breastfeeding Nya for 15 minutes every three hours:)  And actually,  now I usually just let Koen watch whatever he wants so that he doesn't distract his sister who has recently decided that there cannot be a single noise distraction while trying to really well with two non stop wrestling boys.

Anyway, the best part of this whole week was probably when I got out of the house yesterday morning for a 4 km run.  I need to get out of the house.  Alone.  That makes me miss my kids a bit and want to be with them more.  And then, I'm a whole lot more thankful for them:)  

However, don't get me wrong. I love my job. I love being here with my kids.  It's just really hard sometimes. And seriously, it drives me BONKERS when people think that because I'm a photographer, and not a teacher anymore, that I don't work.  Dude, being a photographer (while parenting three littles) is a lot of work.  The end.

Hope you are having a wonderful thanksgiving weekend.  Here is just one little monkey that I am so incredibly thankful for. She is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me.  Thank you God for this wonderful gift!!!

PS These photos were taken with my 85mm which I now like a whole lot more.  Still, I don't love that I have to be so far away from the subject.  I like to get really close to kiddos.....



  1. ahhh I feel the same way. Milking seems to keep us busy about 5-6 hours a day (night time milking with kids too)...starting at 530am. Then the 'day/fun' begins :) ...and once you do get out on your own, you TOTALLY miss them more and appreciate them SO much more :) ahh the joys!

  2. i adore her little pink diaper cover, so cute. she is a special little girl for sure:) i cant get over how easy going she is

  3. Louise, you are an incredibly hard worker. I can tell!! Anndddddd your an amazing Mama. Being a mom-preneur is no easy task but it IS the life. xoxo

  4. oh come on...parenting and photography keeps you busy???

    i can't imagine doing this with a baby in the house. no way. you're amazing! That is a LOT on your plate!

  5. Being a stay-at-home mom is a full time job and you are doing the photography on top of that. No wonder you don't have much "me" time! It is certainly way more than I could do well, so you must indeed be a hard worker.

  6. I couldn't work from home, I totally admire you for doing it. I used to think that was the dream and looked into private practice when Finn was a baby... However, I now have more insight into my limitations. At 7:30 I need to hit the couch :)