The Know How Mom
The Know How Mom
Having a family is a full-time job. Many of you that are starting companies are doing it in-between diaper changes and during nap time. I’ve been there. I’m there right now (my daughter is crawling around my bed as I type this).
Working and having a family doesn’t mean you know all the answers. I use to think that if I was just organized enough as a parent then things would be a breeze. While I do believe a lot of basic business principles can be applied to running a house hold, I’ve found that being a parent is a learning process.
Work-Life Balance is a Lie
After I left my full-time job to be at home full-time with my first, I had a really hard time adjusting. It’s still hard for me somedays. There is no way to balance it all. I’ve found that if I’m responding to client emails, I can’t be focused on playing dolls. But that’s ok. I try to be completely present during the times I’m not working.
In the begining
The first week I was home full-time with my then 18 month old son. I was day three into my new career and by 9:00 in the morning, I was sitting at the bottom of the stairs in tears. We’d already played cars, trains, colored and had a snack. I’d used up all my tricks and had no idea what do or how to entertain my son.
Wishing that I’d had someone that could just tell me what do to, I spent a lot of time reading books. But the books didn’t really solve my problems. I wanted to learn the right way to communicate.
Learn from those wiser than you
I wish I’d met Georgia Anderson 8 years earlier. She’s a gem. If you live in Salt Lake, I highly recommend her classes. I had her come speak at our church group educational class on “The Language of Encouragement” with educator Georgia Anderson from Know How Mom. Putting together the event was a lot of fun because it provided those in our community an opportunity to learn.
Georgia is a Certified Active Parenting Instructor and Gottman trained educator. She has been facilitating parenting and family relations classes for over 25 years. Active in her family, community, and church, she works part time as a massage therapist and parent educator. Some of her hobbies include hiking, skiing, and going on an adventure.
Share with others
I had the opportunity to create an event for the women in our local church group. The event was focused around “The Language of Encouragement” and how to talk to our loved ones. It’s a topic we can all relate to, no matter how old or young we are.
The event had a great turn out and everyone learned a lot!