I recently had the absolute pleasure, as founder of this illustrious website, and privilege of speaking to a group of women about running a business, from home, whilst raising a family.
Ironically, given the timing and what with my recent Internet-less-and-running-a-business-whilst-moving-house scenario, I was to talk generally about running a business whilst raising a family, and more specifically about stress and ‘having it all/doing it all’.
A topic, tip, suggestion that has been doing the rounds of the ‘net over the last six-ish or so months, is the idea of “lowering your standards” or “lowering your expectations” as a mother, to ideally avoid, but at the very least, reduce the stress you are experiencing.
As I’ve touched on often over the years, kids are about as controllable as a tornado – or the weather in Melbourne. In fact, they are more erratic and less controllable than Melbourne’s famous weather.