Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Daily Grind

The reason my sister and I started Tag...You're It was to have a job where we could stay at home and raise our kiddos while having some side income money.  I think that is the dream for a lot of moms out there.  There have been situations where we get an email from someone who assumes that we are working out of a large company, which is flattering, but they don't realize that we are two moms in a small house working out of a spare bedroom

I hope to be the kind of mom my own mom was- playing with us, coming up with fun and exciting things to do, taking us places- even if it was just to grandma's everyday to swim in the pool or to the library to check out books.  Therefore, when we realized that on a sunny day, our kids were plopped in front of the tv watching Sesame Street for the thousandth time and I was singing along to my favorite "Preschool Musical" skit, while polishing a necklace, we both knew that it was time to come up with a better system. 

I think for any work-at-home mom, it is hard to find a balance between getting the work done and wanting to spend quality time cutting, pasting, playing, building, and creating with the kids.  I am in no way complaining about being able to stay home- I feel completely blessed and so fortunate that I am able to do so.  I just have realized that unless I prioritize, I could spend my ENTIRE day working on Tag...You're It, while Delaney is in her Johnny Jump Up smiling at me and waiting for me to play with her. 

So, the question remains,

How do we increase our sales while putting LESS work into it? 

Haha- I guess that is somewhat a contradiction.  We are working on a better organized system though where we can work more during the evening or morning hours without having to get together as often in the afternoons {not that I get tired of seeing my sweet niece and nephew}.  So, I'll keep you updated on how it works:) 
We were able to get a lot accomplished yesterday, while the girls took naps and Isaac played outside.  Isaac made sure to show me the "neighborhood" he drew with chalk, which you can see below.

Hmmm..Okay, don't be disappointed...It must have been a neighborhood that lost money in the market and was unable finish production, resulting in only three houses:)

1 comment:

  1. Awww...thanks. Those were fun times. And you and your sister are awesome mommies.



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