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What I wanna be when I grew up...

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Once upon a time, I thought being a SAHM was the only job I ever wanted. Anyone who asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up would get the swift and sure reply - "A Mom." There was NO doubt in my mind. At all.

When I got to post-secondary school, I didn't know what to do. A Career was never even a thought it my mind. I eventually chose ECE - because I could use those skills as a mom and because I could use the diploma to run a home daycare if we ever needed extra money.

Skip to present...

Mom of 3 boys. I'm living my dream. And what do I have to say about it?

I've got mixed emotions. I love each of my boys. I can't believe how much joy they bring me. I love to watch them as they learn, as they play together, as they sleep. But there's a big part of me that wonders if I was cut out for this; if I'm raising my kids properly; if my business is cutting into my time that should be for my kids. They might be the source of my greatest joy, but MAN they are also the root of the biggest frustrations of all my life, too!!

I still want to be a SAHM when I grow up, and plans never really happened for the child care idea, but I'm thankful for that. I'd be overwhelmed. I've chosen Tupperware as my career instead. For me, it's perfect. But it involves some work on my part.

And so I struggle with balance. I struggle to know that I'm doing the right thing. How much work? How much play? How much time on each task? I'm enjoying the rewards to business success, but need to remember that kids come first.

Today, we're off to do some Tupperware errands - shopping for tomorrow's party, photocopying some special flyers, etc. Then we're going to a play place. I love being able to include my kids IN my business. Honestly, how many kids know what Tupperware is?! They like to stamp my order forms, sticker my catalogues, empty my order boxes, pack my kit and drive in the car for deliveries.

THAT is my art of balance. Getting them involved in what I'm doing. Then getting onto the play time. Speaking of which, I'd better go. Boys want to play with blocks!

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