By Lauren Margulies
I call myself a “Naptime CEO.” There are millions of moms like me – running a business from home and accomplishing some pretty major things during our kids’ naps. Yes, my days are crazy. But the truth is, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Here’s a snapshot of a typical day in the life of a Naptime CEO:
It’s 1:20 pm and I am exactly 20 minutes into “Naptime.” Twenty minutes down, with roughly 100 minutes to go.
This means that while typing with one hand, I am shoving a tuna salad sandwich in my mouth with the other. I also have six windows minimized at the bottom of my computer screen. Quickly, I update my Facebook and Twitter accounts, compose numerous emails to people I am doing business with, do a Google search for some business information I need, and finalize some art samples. (Is that a baby I hear?) Now to excel and updating my sales tracking sheet.
It’s my husband. We are in the middle of a construction project at our home. We are finishing the basement. He wants to know what day, during naptime of course, the flooring people can come over so we can make a decision around carpet selection. Maybe sometime in 2012 I say? Not the answer he wants. I’ll have to call him back.
Ok, quick check on my online banking statement and two phone calls to customers, then I close my computer down.
I now have 45 minutes to quickly wash the coffee pot out from this morning. (Would it be so bad if I poured the last of it in a cup and heated it up quickly first?) Let the dog out before he bursts. Run upstairs and put a load of clothes into the washer, move the towels to the dryer. Jump in the shower, jump out (is that a baby I hear?), get dressed like I am in boot camp and being timed. My blackberry went off four times, so I quickly respond to those emails. Run downstairs to grab sippy cups and snacks (yes, that is a baby I hear.)
Run back upstairs, open the door, and in my best baby talk, smile and say “mommy’s here.”
Lauren Margulies is the founder of Touchy Tags™. Created after the birth of her premature twins, Touchy Tags™ help keep others respectful of a baby’s space. For more information, visit www.TouchyTags.com