Before I show you Dalton (who, by the way, has the most rad name) I’d like to speak briefly about a topic near and dear to my heart recently… Mom Guilt. Mom Guilt plagues many of us young entrepreneurial mommies… when we’re home, we’re also at work. So our attention is frequently divided, and we’re searching for ways to separate “work” and “motherhood” and often find our brilliant separation ideas falling through. In the last month I have taken a huge leap forward with my business by committing to a studio location here in Baker City, mostly to further separate “work” and “motherhood”… so when I’m home, I. AM. HOME. Work problems can wait until I am in the studio… I can shut my work brain off and focus on my babies and my home. Such a perfect idea, right? Well, now here I sit in my studio (which I have to tell you, I am kind of in love with this space…) and I’m editing and blogging and ordering and organizing and I’m doing it all totally uninterrupted. In total silence. Yes, the work is getting done much more efficiently, much more quickly than it would with the distractions of home around me… but I have a whole new kind of Mom Guilt tonight! I miss my sweet kids and my handsome hubs. Even if it’s past their bedtime and I know I’d just be doing this same thing at home, I miss them. It’s funny how every transition in our lives really takes some getting used to- some trial and error before we find the perfect balance and rhythm that makes sense in our lives. That’s all this is- a transition, really. Another hurdle to jump, a new balance to find. I am so blessed to have the support of my family and my parents, and to live in a time when being a woman and a mother and owning a business is a possibility. And I love that I am teaching my daughters the importance of having a dream and fighting for it, but while fighting, finding the balance that separates “work” and “motherhood”. I read an amazing quote earlier this week by a man I greatly admire and revere, Thomas S. Monson. He said, “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.” Oh, those words really resonated in my soul this week. I am taking a problem and solving it while doing it what it takes to ensure my loveys know I love them. This really is good… it really is.
Meet Dalton! I think you’ll like him as much as I do!