It has been a fun filled, very creative week for me – both in the studio (really my converted study) and the playroom with my 2 & 4 year olds.

I truly love what I am doing with ZZ Totz, so much so I tend to easily be distracted by the great projects I have on, or lets face it just checking the email as I happen to walk past my desk. As with most situations there is some give and take. As I give my time to my passion, I take my attention away from my little ones.

I have made the effort this week to be present with my kids & not be distracted by work. To stick to my schedule of what is work time and what is home time, and what a difference this has made. It certainly has been an enjoyable household without the kids screaming, shouting and playing up for my attention. We have had a wonderful time colouring in, making cubby houses, going for a walk and playing in the park. I have even managed to be some what organised getting dinner ready, one of my pet hates.

Sometimes there is just no alternative if a timeline needs to be met, but on other occasions I just need to be strict on myself and say – just not now! That is one of the downsides of being a work at home mum i suppose, the work is always there. Sounds like the washing doesn’t it!

This mind set all came about after listening to a talk made by Meg of Plus One Mums at this years Biggest Morning Tea held by Alli at Motivating Mum. Meg spoke about how dealing with her Dad having cancer changed her outlook on the real things that were important, like family and friends and being in the moment, and more so being present in those moments. These words have stayed with me and something I remind myself of often.

So I wanted to share Meg’s inspirational message – be present in life and enjoy the special moments.

I hope you have had a great week also, and thanks Meg, from me and my kids!
Hollie x
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