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This is probably the most challenging thing for me. When I first started, I was pregnant. And when I got serious about it, I only had one. Well throw in two mobile tiny humans and life got real crazy real quick. So how do I find time? Usually it’s in the morning. I sit down to bust out posts while they’re eating breakfast and watching TV for a little. I’ll try to write and read as much as I can. Mid-morning we head outside, to the playground, to a friend’s house, whatever. I still keep my phone with me to respond to emails/social media interactions… a huge part of having a blog, in my opinion. I don’t let it take away from my time with the kids, and the way I look at it? If I had a job outside the home, I would be gone 8-5. So checking my email and phone sporadically throughout the day isn’t a huge deal to me.
I also think it’s important for them to learn how to occupy and entertain themselves. There’s not always going to be someone else to play with them and it’s important they learn that too. Now this doesn’t mean I sit down at my computer and work all day without playing with them, but an hour or so in the morning or afternoon is good for everyone.