Thursday, March 12, 2009

Random Question Time: Tips for Moms

What is your best tip for moms who create art/crafts and run a business from home?

What works for me:
Naptime and/or preschool time is sacred. Whenever my little one is away or sleeping, I try to drop everything and get to work. This gives me a solid chunk of time to concentrate on my work and to get things done. Now that my daughter is getting older, I’ve also had her start doing activities with me. If I need to work on polymer clay while she’s up, I’ll give her a big chunk to make her own things out of. When I need to work in my ceramic studio, I bring her along. She loves taking a bucket of water and a sponge and sponging things down. This often ends up making a bigger mess than before with water and clay everywhere, but we’re both happy.

Please join in the conversation and add your best tips in the post section.


  1. As kids get older a friend over means more time for yourself or your work, they amuse themselves.

  2. Sticking to a schedule! I will sit on the computer or play at the park all day if I don't really buckle down and be strict with myself

  3. I posted some in my blog because of your question. :)

  4. I agree with naptime. My daughter has seperation anxiety and will not let me out of her site. She has destroyed my office so I can't let her play while it work as it is not babyproof.

    Biggest tip- whatever can't be done today, do tomorrow. Family first.

  5. Thanks for all the great responses :)