Welcome to the last post of my SuperMom series! This is the series where I feature the story of powerful women who balance motherhood and career. Today I am very happy to share Becca’s story with you. She is a mom and the writer behind Nappies and Nail Polish.
Tell me a little about yourself. How old are your children and what do you do for a living?
I got engaged at 19, married at 20, and had my daughter at 21. She is now a year old and I am working full time as an assistant manager at a pub, at the same time as trying to grow my blog and business AND taking a learn-from-home course in childcare. My hope is that I can grow my blog to the point where I can either work from home, or I can work part time as a childminder and then spend the rest of my time working on my blog and business. I’ve struggled to find my passion my whole life, so to finally be passionate about writing and parenting is an amazing thing for me.
How has motherhood affected your career?
Motherhood has motivated me to find a way to work from home. I don’t want to miss things because I’m behind a bar pulling pints. It’s a lot of hard work to do all this whilst working 40+ hours a week, but it’s worth it if it means that I will one day get more time with my daughter and future babies.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to balancing your career and motherhood?
My biggest challenge is when I am really into what I am writing and my daughter wakes up or wants to play or wants food, etc. It can be quite frustrating to always be ‘needed’ when I am trying to concentrate. I do sometimes have to remind myself that spending time with my baby is why I am doing this in the first place, and she is the priority.
How do you make time for yourself?
I don’t, haha! I am actually intentionally trying to be better at this. When my husband works late I take the couple of hours after bubba goes to bed to look after myself – take a bubble bath, have a hot cup of tea, paint my nails etc. It can be hard to tear myself away from the computer, but I need to for my own sanity.
What advice would you want to give to moms that are having trouble juggling motherhood and their career?
Don’t forget to look after yourself. If you don’t, how are you supposed to look after other people?
Thank you so much for letting me feature you, Becca! You are a great example of a hardworking mom and I know your story will have an impact on others. To see the stories of the other SuperMoms I featured in this series, please click here or here.