This is a little different type of post, but I thought it would be fun to capture my life for a day, as a wife and mom, and also an online-business-owner. I currently am working on two jobs from home–Sparkofamber.com (launched last week) and my Ebay store (I am a power-seller and sell primarily children’s clothing). So, here goes:
I get up at 6:55 a.m. It’s raining. Thing 1 (my oldest son–age 10) goes to the bus stop (he has already had breakfast). DH has just left for work. Thing 2 (my 6 year old son) attends afternoon Kindergarten and is still asleep. Thing 3 and I have breakfast:
After breakfast, I get Thing #3 dressed for the day. I put on her Baltic Amber teething necklace also. I answer some ebay questions, while Thing #3 plays with her dolls:
Eventually, Thing #2 comes downstairs and has breakfast and decides to read “Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse” to his little sister. I have already read that book more than a few times today. It’s her current favorite.
I decide to work on search engine optimization for Sparkofamber.com. I also check out some new ideas for Amber jewelry.
I get a really great idea for a piece of Amber jewelry. But, it’s time to make DS a snack. Then I help him get prepared for school, and he gets on the bus. I lay Thing #3 down for her nap. I work on putting my store on my business facebook page, and succeed. You can now shop on Sparkofamber.com directly from my facebook page! A package arrives in the mail–it’s more Amber from Lithuania. I’ve been waiting for 20 days for this!
Thing #3 is up, so I don’t take the time to open it. I find her some Easter eggs to play with. Meanwhile I do the laundry, run the dishwasher, and plan dinner. I also clean off the table and counters in the kitchen.
Thing #3 is bored of Easter eggs. She starts throwing them around. It’s almost time for her brothers to be home from school. I decide to give her a snack of pudding. Meanwhile, I edit some Ebay pictures.
The boys come home. They eat snacks and start on their homework.
I take time to look at some of the new Baltic Amber jewelry I have to list this week, after starting dinner. The jewelry is really beautiful, and I hope that my new business grows as people realize how stunning Baltic Amber is, not to mention its calming properties. I love the bracelets and earrings! Can’t wait to get these items on my website.
Dinner is a time when we all talk and enjoy each others’ company. After dinner, DH and I usually spend some time talking, often while the kids play in our basement. Eventually, 8:00 rolls around, and the children are all in bed (this involves the whole night-time routine). DH now helps me prepare shipments for Ebay and Sparkofamber.com. DH is a great packager–probably better than I am. He is quite detail oriented.
Well, now I am writing this blog post. I have most of my work done for the day, and will soon be going to bed. I often end up working late at night to get everything finished. Some nights, I like to just take a break and go to bed early with DH.
This was a tiny snapshot of my day. . .all I could fit in one blog post! Thanks for sharing it with me.